News UK

Let the world read your code

Founded 1981
1501-5000 employees
  • News, Media, Advertising, & Publishing
  • Headquarters address
    1 London Bridge Street London SE1 9GF

    About us

    Welcome to News UK’s Technology team. We’re an organisation that holds journalism at our very heart. Our newspapers and digital products include some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world: The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun - reach 30 million people each week. Our mission; to use technology to innovate & lead the global conversation on the future of journalism and storytelling.

    Our digital media family includes ad tech company Unruly, radio stations including Virgin Radio talkSPORT and talkRADIO and social media intelligence and news agency Storyful.

    Working with us

    We’re an open source tech team that is helping millions of people keep their fingers on the pulse. We build amazing digital products that let our audience read our newspapers and listen to our radio stations wherever they are, quenching their thirst for news, opinion and entertainment.

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    We work in a modern office on the bank of the Thames next to The Shard, overlooking famous London landmarks. The hubbub of newsrooms and editorial floors for The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun are at once frenetic, hi-tech and traditional. Upstairs our radio studios broadcast Chris Evans and his celebrity guests on Virgin Radio, as well as famous visitors at talkSPORT and talkRADIO. You never know who you might bump into in the lifts!

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    Our Tech

    Our titles might have differing styles and attract different audiences, but they share common technology approaches and increasingly reusable components. JavaScript, React.js, React Native, Node.js, Java, Go, GraphQL, SQL and even lots of advanced Wordpress. We build native mobile apps for both Android and iOS and we have slick automated build pipelines for continuous integration and deployment, and believe in test driven development.

    We hire juniors who are beginning their journey all the way through to principals who are at the top of their game. We are passionate about engineering as a craft and are committed to making sure that our people improve and grow while they are with us.

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    We are passionate about community engagement and encourage our engineers to write articles, attend and present at talks and conferences. Our open source code bases are a fantastic showcase for your development peers to see the code you write, as well as using the products you build.

    We own our own code so everything you do will be original, making you a valued and integral member of our team.

    Why not talk to us to find out where you might fit in? The world deserves to read and hear what you build.

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    Our Values

    Brave: Conviction drives success
    Curious: We're inquisitive; we look for the possible
    Optimistic: Being challenged is inevitable, being defeated is optional
    Passionate: Our mission is to thrive and to do so with passion, compassion, humour and style

    Our hiring process

    1) Call with Recruiter
    2) Phone interview with Hiring Manager
    3) Face to face interview + Pair programme exercise

    Tech stack

    Java, Java Springboot, JavaScript, NodeJS, React, React Native, Spring, AWS/GCP, Docker/Kubernetes, Go, GraphQL, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Android, Kotlin, iOS, Swift

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    401k
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Legal assistance
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Adoption assistance
    Fertility benefits
    Sabbatical

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program
    Hackathons

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered breakfasts
    Catered lunches
    Catered dinners
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Employee discount programs
    Showers