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Features Writer

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Company: News UK
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-04-22
Job specializations:
  • Creative Arts/Media
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Job Description 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 Sun is the biggest news brand in the UK, publishing hundreds of stories a day and reaching over 170m unique users digitally every month. Our exclusives set the news agenda and our campaigns have changed the lives of many. Our Features team sits at the heart of The Sun, setting the tone of the brand and spearheading agenda setting campaigns across our platforms.

Purpose of role:
To generate ideas and write quality features Key accountabilities:
Generate a daily list of quality editorial ideas which will appeal to both our print audience and get strong, engaged traffic for thesun.co.uk and across our social platforms Have the necessary drive and journalistic skills to turn those, and additional ideas and into great copy which readers will enjoy Be able to write sparkling copy on a variety of subjects and in a range of styles/tones Be able to find unique case studies and identify trends using social media Understanding of video and and eye for creating visually appealing content Build contacts with PRs and experts Have exceptional writing and interviewing skills, honed through previous experience Have a strong news sense and be able to write around the big stories of the day – adding context and colour beyond the basic lines Have a thorough knowledge of the IPSO Code of Conduct, media law and ethical considerations Being a self-starter is key – and you will need to thrive under the pressure of a busy newsroom Keep on top of digital trends and spot emerging trends to best enhance your contribution

Willingness to work flexible hours over a seven-day rota pattern Key Skills and

Experience:

Deep understanding of The Sun brand, both print and digital Previous experience of using a digital CMS is desirable Unflappable under pressure and delivers work at a consistently high standard Proactive and displays a willingness to take on any task Always takes initiative in order to achieve desired results Self-starter, organised and a good problem-solver, able to eliminate obstacles through creative and adaptive approaches Flexible Working:
At News UK some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking. Equal Opportunities:
We are a diverse team and strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential. We want to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised, utilised and celebrated. News UK is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its employees and applicants. We oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We make better decisions, we’re stronger and happier, and it’s the right thing to do. About The Candidate About The Company
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