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A Week in the Life of an Editor – The Sunday Times Business Section

by Keerat

Oliver Shah is the award-winning Business Editor of the Sunday Times and one of the most respected national commentators on business and the high street. He was named business journalist of the year at both the Press Awards and London Press Club Awards in 2017.

The Sunday Times Business section is the 800-pound gorilla of weekend business supplements. Its aim is to break exclusive stories and provide in-depth analysis of the latest deals and trends, looking at business through a constructively sceptical lens and calling out excesses when we see them, as well as celebrating successes. As Business editor, I work with a team of 10 or so correspondents, putting together the section online and in print.


In describing what the typical week looks like, it makes sense to start with Sunday. It’s the one day of the week when I don’t set an alarm, so I get up a little later than I would during the week – although I always time a tweet of the front page for 8am so f...

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