We are looking for a talented journalist to join Health Service Journal (HSJ) as a Correspondent.

HSJ’s expert news and analysis places us at the centre of health policy in England, and provides need-to-know information and insight into the challenges facing NHS organisations and leaders. HSJ is a key part of Wilmington Healthcare.

As a member of our award-winning team you will contribute to HSJ’s nationally leading coverage of health policy, performance and funding.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Sourcing and breaking exclusive news stories. Being the first to know and the first to reveal the major developments in the NHS
  • Carrying out investigations into emerging stories, trends and policies
  • Contributing analysis to HSJ’s expert briefings
  • Writing detailed, authoritative analysis for HSJ Intelligence

As a Correspondent at HSJ you will become a key voice in your corner of health policy, whose opinion is actively sought out and whose work keeps pace with the agenda and leads the debate. You will have a reputation for being constantly challenging yet even-handed. As an experienced journalist, you will produce strong, accurate copy on complicated subjects on tight turnarounds.

HSJ Correspondents build relationships with very senior people, and establish a wide array of contacts across the health service. They develop deep expertise in their given areas of health policy, performance and operation, and understand how these affect the NHS’s relationships with its trading partners. They analyse the biggest issues and challenges facing the health service and individual organisations – including via the routine use of data including financial information. HSJ Correspondents think analytically and make judgements about complex issues of health policy, management and performance, and about individual organisations.

The successful candidate will:

  • Write sharp, authoritative news stories on tight deadlines
  • Break need-to-know exclusive stories
  • Demonstrate an interest in policy
  • Conduct detailed analysis and write in-depth briefings
  • Find stories in complex data sets
  • Shape opinion and debate on social media
  • Develop relationships with senior executives, influencers and politicians
  • Become an expert in a specialist subject

Ideally, applicants will have:

  • Three or more years’ experience working in journalism
  • Experience writing about public policy
  • Prior knowledge of the English health system
  • An ability to produce clear analysis as well as punchy news stories

To apply please click the "Apply Online" button below to apply via our website. All applications must include a covering letter to be considered.

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