HSJ is looking for more correspondents and reporters to join its award winning and fast growing team.
Can you deliver exclusives and investigations that set the agenda and beat the nationals on the most high-profile area of UK public policy?
Are you an analytical thinker, with a strong news sense, excellent writing style, and the ability to understand complex issues?
HSJ – one of the most respected titles about public services and public policy – is looking for four journalists to be part of our award winning and fast growing team, which has doubled in size in the past three years.
Roles outline and experience
We are seeking to hire both Correspondents and Reporters.
The role of Correspondent is a senior one within HSJ, and is likely to suit those with significant experience in journalism – ideally, covering health for a respected regional, national or specialist title/website.
The Reporter role, meanwhile, is more junior, and may suit those with only limited journalistic experience, or who have recently completed training.
For both roles, we will also consider candidates whose expertise and background is in research and analysis – particularly in the sphere of health policy, performance and operation – who can demonstrate outstanding potential to make an impact at HSJ.
Your responsibilities will include contributing to our nationally leading coverage of health policy, performance, and how the NHS is facing up to major change with funding at historically low levels. You will also and contribute to HSJ Intelligence, our award-winning service that provides detailed insight into the challenges facing NHS organisations at a local level.
Duties and requirements of the roles
- Sourcing and writing exclusive news stories
- Building relationships with very senior people, to establish a wide array of contacts across the health service
- Building deep expertise in one or more areas of health policy, performance and operation, and how these affect the NHS’s relationships with its trading partners.
- Communicating your expert knowledge as a public speaker and on video, as well as in your writing
- Being able to analyse the biggest issues and challenges facing the health service and individual organisations
- Being comfortable routinely using data to inform your analysis and news coverage and illustrate your work; including use of financial information
- Ability to think analytically to make judgements about complex issues of health policy, management and performance, and about individual organisations
- Understanding complex NHS reports and structures
To apply, please email a covering letter, including an indication of your salary expectation, and a CV to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will close on 16 January 2017. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.