Assistant News Editor - Sky Sports News


  • Osterley  
    London, United Kingdom
  • Company
    Sky UK  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    27 March 2023  
    Posted on
    25 January 2023  

What you'll do:

  • Work closely with Senior News Editors, Senior Producers, linear production teams, digital and social editors, reporters, Live Editor and newsdesk planners to ensure our coverage is aligned and collaborative.
  • Assist the news editor to set SSN news agenda
  • Ensure the assignments desk and satellite operations desk are fully briefed on logistics.
  • Make key decisions about news stories, reacting to breaking news and managing deployment of resources.
  • Along with the news editor will be chasing news angles, identifying potential interviews, sourcing UGC and other social media content.
  • Liaise with colleagues at Sky Sports and Sky News.
  • Work closely with our broadcast partners around world to ensure relationships are maintained.
  • Attend and contribute at SSN editorial and planning meetings.

What you'll bring:

  • Outstanding editorial judgement and evidence of journalistic enterprise.
  • First class communication skills.
  • Demonstrable experience of news editing and editorial decision-making.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.
  • A good knowledge of media law and compliance issues.
  • An excellent knowledge of sports from around the world.

Sky Sports News:

We shape sports news, bringing fresh, creative and innovative ways of telling stories to our customers. Our multi-platform approach means we reach a diverse group of customers across a wide range of platforms.

The Rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

How you'll work:

We know the world has changed, and we want to offer our employees the chance to collaborate at our unique office spaces, whilst enjoying the convenience of working from home.

We've adopted a hybrid working approach to give more flexibility on where and how we work. You'll find out more about what this means for this role during the recruitment process.

Your office base:

Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There’s also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we’ve committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We’ve also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

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.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.