Can you deliver exclusives and investigations that set the agenda and beat the nationals on one of the most high-profile areas 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 on public services and public policy – is looking for 2 Correspondents to be part of their award winning and fast-growing team.

The role of Correspondent is likely to suit those with substantial experience in journalism – ideally, covering health for a respected regional, national or specialist title/website.

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 news coverage of health policy, performance, care quality successes and failures, and how the NHS is facing up to major change with funding at historically low levels. You will also contribute to HSJ Intelligence, our award-winning service that provides detailed insight into the challenges facing NHS organisations at a local level, and to HSJ's events.

Duties of the role:

  • Sourcing and writing exclusive news stories  
  • Building relationships with 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 those who work with it, as well as patients who rely on it 
  • Analysing the biggest issues and challenges facing the health service and individual organisations

Skills and Experience Required

This role requires you to:

  • Have the ability to communicate your expert knowledge through public speaking and video, as well as in your writing
  • Be comfortable routinely using data to inform your analysis and illustrate your work; including use of financial information
  • Have the ability to think analytically and to make judgements about complex issues of health policy, management and performance 
  • Understand complex NHS reports and structures

You will typically have had at least three years’ experience in journalism, although we will also consider exceptional candidates whose have not.

Reporting qualifications, such as good shorthand and NCTJ certificates, are a plus but not essential.

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