Sky News Reporter (6 Month FTC)

Posted May 15, 2024
Job ID: R0036091
London, Middlesex
45 hrs/week
Payrate range

Want to do the best work of your life? Make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

As a Reporter on the Mobile team, you will research, write and break news to large digital audiences – working on some of the biggest stories of the UK’s news agenda. Your keen eye for a top line, diligent newsgathering and high standards of journalism will be crucial to helping Sky News stay at the front of the UK and world news, and you will be at the heart of this operation. Whether it’s stories about the Royal Family, the war in Ukraine, the political events of the day, high-profile court cases, or live events such as the coronation, you will spot top lines and write about them with flair and speed.

What you'll do:

  • Be at the forefront of breaking news to significant audiences on our website and app.

  • Pitch ideas for news stories, explainers and features, writing to style.

  • Research, write and produce stories and original journalism.

  • Uphold Sky News’ standards of accuracy.

  • Work both independently and as part of a team.

  • You may be asked to work with the live blogging team on occasion.

What you'll bring:

  • A first-class journalist with a track record of finding, writing and producing stories to a high standard for recognised news organisations – whether national or local.

  • Experienced in handling breaking news scenarios.

  • NCTJ-trained (or equivalent).

  • Media law acumen.

  • Ability to produce clean, engaging copy at pace and under pressure.

  • Willingness to adjust your work patterns when events require.

Sky News

Sky News is a world-class news service with a spirit of innovation and a fresh approach to story-telling. Our aim is to be the best and most trusted place for news, reflecting the diversity of our audience. Made by people who dare to challenge. Made for people who want clarity in an uncertain world.

The Rewards:

There's one thing people can't stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:

  • Access to free NOW, for streaming all your favourite shows  

  • A generous pension package  

  • Private healthcare  

  • Discounted mobile and broadband    


At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

We are a Disability Confident Accredited Employer, and welcome and encourage applications from all candidates. We will look to ensure a fair and consistent experience for all, and will make reasonable adjustments to support you where appropriate. Please flag any adjustments you need to your recruiter as early as you can.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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