Jamie Pyatt, district editor of the tabloid, has been arrested in connection with the Metropolitan Poilce's investigation into corrupt payments to police officers.
He is the sixth person arrested in connection with the Metropolitan Poilce's investigation into corrupt payments to police officers.
Pyatt, 48, was arrested in connection with Operation Elveden at 10:30 on Nov. 4.
He was taken from an address outside of London and is being held at a police station in south west London.
Scotland Yard confirmed the arrested man is not a police officer, but refused to give more information.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said he was arrested "on suspicion of corruption allegations in contravention of Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906".
Operation Elveden was started off the back of Operation Weeting, which is investigating allegations of phone hacking at News International.
Documents relating to Weeting revealed evidence suggesting "inappropriate payments" may have been made to police officers by journalists working for News International.
On July 11 three men were bailed following arrests in relation to the two operations.
There are currently 200 officers working on the investigations related to phone hacking, according to the Independent.
As well as Weeting and Elveden, a third investigation, Operation Tuleta, is looking at computer hacking.
Rupert Murdoch, News International's chief executive, told MPs in July that he had no knowledge of any corrupt activities going on at his company.