Clinical reporter, Pulse

Are you a science graduate with a flair for journalism? Can you deliver exclusives and investigations that set the national agenda? Do you want to join one of the best news teams in the business?

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

Duties

  • 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

Employer description

Cogora Ltd sits at the heart of a community of 220,000 health professionals, with respected and award-winning media brands such as Pulse, Nursing in Practice and The Pharmacist. Located in the heart of Old Street, the media group is a dynamic group of nearly 20 journalists, designers and editors. Specialising in healthcare publishing, Cogora has an unrivalled reach among health professionals and truly is one of the last remaining bastions of quality medical publishing in the UK.

To apply please send your cv and covering letter to Nigel Praities (nigelpraities@cogora.com) or click the "apply online" button below

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