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Scottish Sun: Assistant Sports Editor


What’s the job? Assistant Sports Editor

Where do I work? The Scottish Sun

Who’s my manager? Sports Editor

Why are we here? To build the audience of thescottishsun.co.uk.

How do we contribute? By constantly improving the quality and quantity of sports publishing on thescottishsun.co.uk.

What’s my personal contribution? Publishing thescottishsun.co.uk first thing in the morning and leading the sports team at weekends at the same standard as the daytime/midweek operation.

What are my key accountabilities?

  • Publishing thescottishsun.co.uk from first thing in the morning and leading the sports desk at weekends at the same standard as the midweek/daytime operation
  • Editing and polishing stories to ensure the highest standard of presentation, particularly in headlines and pictures to best maximise traffic
  • Constantly improving the quality of stories, checking for updates and fresh lines and pictures, particularly on large live stories
  • Overseeing weekend reporters publishing breaking sports stories and strong content to best maximise traffic
  • Reacting to breaking sports stories in an imaginative way
  • Planning ahead so that major sporting events are covered imaginatively in order for The Scottish Sun to stand out from the crowd
  • Using analytics to ensure best placement and selling of stories
  • Liaising with social team to ensure all content published is known about and pushed
  • Using analytics to ensure best placement and selling of stories
  • Ultimate responsibility for the presentation of the sports/football page first thing in morning
  • Ultimate responsibility for the building of leftover paper content
  • Aim always to improve the speed of publishing and updating of sports page
  • Working flexibly, including weekend shifts

Must haves:

  • Senior digital production experience on a national title
  • Able to work and communicate effectively with team and management
  • A wide sporting knowledge, be ideas-driven and creative
  • Understands Scottish Sun DNA and how it translates to website
  • Knows what a Scottish Sun reader wants and how this can be delivered
  • Understands the production process for a sports website
  • Capable of leading and motivating a team
  • Calmness under pressure
  • Attention to detail and an inquisitive nature
  • Proficient with technology and able to adapt

News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart. Our newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.

If you want to work for one of the world’s most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

Closing date: Dec 25, 2016

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