Media job: Reporter, The Scottish Sun

CLOSING DATE: August 9, 2021

NEWS UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world.

Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.

The team:

We are The Scottish Sun and we care about quality of life, the kind of world we live in, and about people. The Scottish Sun is more than a newspaper. It is an instigator, an entertainer, a cultural reference point, a finger on the pulse and a daily relationship. The Scottish Sun strives to the very highest standards of accuracy in its reporting, and continues to invest in original journalism in print and online.

Your role:

As reporter, you will bring stories to life in print, digital and other emerging platforms. One day, you could be out covering a live story from a scene, and the next, making sure the content shines online.

If you thrive in a role that offers variety then this could be the perfect role for you. This is an exciting time to join a vibrant team with a track record in award-winning journalism.

What we’re looking for from you:

The Scottish Sun is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and story-hungry reporter to join the country’s top news team to help deliver first-class content across our newspapers and website.

We want someone who is keen to make their mark at a time of change in the newsroom as we explore the best ways to deliver for our audience.

You should be bursting with enthusiasm and capable of bringing stories to life in print, digital and other emerging platforms. Your copy should be crisp and accurate. Crucially, we want someone who can bring in ideas and demonstrate the ability to cope well under pressure and deliver to deadlines.

Life at News:

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I  strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes.

We also have eight employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group.

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff.

We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support.

In addition we also offer:

* A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to five per cent;

* 30 days holiday and up to four volunteering days per year;

* Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary and paternity leave up to two weeks; and

* Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.