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What’s the job?
Assistant Night Editor (News)
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?
By producing brilliant pages with inspired headlines, clean design, great use of pictures and tight copy, under intense pressure. The Sun’s standards are extremely high and you’ll need to be confident that you can achieve them.
What’s my personal contribution?
As well as having a way with words and artistic flair, you’ll be self-motivated, brimming with enthusiasm and full of ideas for improving stories and pages.
What are my accountabilities?
You need to be fully aware of potential legal issues and must always act in accordance with the PCC Code of Conduct
Striking up good working relationships with colleagues and executives in all departments is vital
You’ll be keen to adapt to digital platforms for The Sun and willing to work flexible hours over a seven-day rota pattern
Great headlines are what makes The Sun different from other papers and all our production journalists are master craftsmen and women of the English language
Keen attention to detail, and meticulous fact-checking. Ensuring each story is balanced
Consulting with News and Picture desks and keeping Middle Bench and Art desk informed on changes that arise as stories develop
Able to suggest new angles to News/Features desks
Must have and maintain a wide knowledge of current affairs and trends through reading various titles as well as utilising other media platforms daily.
Must Haves (Skills & Behaviours)
An obsessive interest in current affairs and popular culture, bags of drive and confidence and a cracking sense of humour
Able to work under pressure of tight and frequent deadlines
Adaptability – able to handle all kinds of material from hard news to health to showbiz
At least two years’ experience as a Back Bencher or senior sub on a national newspaper
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