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What’s the job?
Deputy Travel Editor
Where do I work?
The Sun, News International
Who’s my manager?
Why are we here?
To help attract more readers to enjoy our papers and digital products seven days a week. We relentlessly seek to lead the market, delivering the most engaging and informative content available.
How do we contribute?
Working within the current Travel Department, you will be responsible for creating the award-winning Sun weekend travel pages across all platforms - as well as contributing to the main features and news on a daily basis.
What’s my personal contribution?
You’ll be a very experienced travel journalist who will know their APD from their ATOL, Torquay from Timbuktu. You’ll have a passion for bringing Sun readers the best of their favourite destinations - and inspiring ideas on where they will want to go next. Your contacts book will be bursting with the travel industry’s great and good. You will be happy to maintain those contacts at industry events both day and night - and you’ll relish the prospect of travelling across the globe.
What are my accountabilities?
Recognising and acting upon any potential legal issues and acting in accordance with the PCC Code of Conduct.
Keen attention to detail and meticulous fact-checking.
Writing and editing skills for the weekend travel pages of The Sun.
Able to contribute daily with ideas for travel-relevant feature and news stories.
Must have and maintain a wide knowledge of current affairs and trends through reading various titles as well as utilising other media platforms on a daily basis - both within the travel industry and the world in general.
An understanding of the production process on a national newspaper and ability to deliver content to very tight deadlines - turning in a spread on edition without breaking into a sweat.
Ensuring The Sun’s digital travel content is at the top of its game - and ability to turn your hand to video reporting and other online reporting techniques.
Encourage collaboration and support others, actively engaging with people in other teams and departments.
Willingness to work flexible hours over a seven-day rota pattern.
A bulging contacts book with direct lines to the great and the good in the travel industry.
Able to work under pressure of tight and frequent deadlines
Adaptability – able to adapt style dependent on the story
Flexibility to attend required events and to travel overseas as well as within the UK
Must have a ‘can-do’ attitude that can continue to push The Sun to new heights