Pulse, the magazine for general practitioners, is looking for a clinical reporter to join its multi-award winning news team. This role will involve reporting on the latest medical research and NHS policy news, breaking exclusives and working on deep-dive investigations that are relevant to GPs and the wider health service.
A science background is a must, and any candidate also must show basic reporting skills and the hunger for getting a story. You must be an analytical thinker, with a strong news sense and an ability to interpret what is often very complex information.
Pulse reporters are known for their tenacity and news-finding skills and this role is a rare opportunity to work alongside some of the best in the business. We will provide on-the-job training in investigative journalism skills so that the successful candidate can become one of the best in their field.
Requirements of the position
- A science degree, or equivalent
- A journalism qualification or demonstrable experience of news reporting
- Tenacity, hunger for getting exclusives and a strong news sense
- The ability to interpret very complex information and write strong, engaging news stories about it
- Numeracy and an understanding of how to use data to get stories
- An excellent writing style, both being able to turn around stories within minutes and write longer news analysis pieces
- Confidence building contacts among senior and knowledgeable people in prominent positions
- Sourcing and writing clinical news stories
- Breaking exclusive news that sets the national agenda
- Carrying out deep-dive investigations on clinical topics, such as rationing in the NHS or cancer diagnosis rates
- Building a wide array of contacts across the health service and academia
- Being comfortable using data and interpreting policy documents or clinical papers
- A genuine interest in the health service and medical science
To apply, please send deputy editor Jaimie Kaffash a copy of your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org