The Telegraph, Health Reporter

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive + excellent benefits
13 May 2021
31 May 2021
Job Type
Full Time

Role purpose

In this role, you’ll focus on health news, to assist the Telegraph news team in its day-to-day coverage both in print and online.

Our benefits

The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development

With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Our organisation is on a continuous journey to achieve this sense of belonging, with focused inclusion policies, training, and internal networks. We believe it’s not only the right thing to do but that there’s a strong business case to support it. Because if you feel you belong, you’ll feel more comfortable, so you’ll be more likely to achieve your best.

We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.

Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We’ve also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.

Key responsibilities

  • Report on breaking news stories in the health field
  • Generating and seeking out news stories on your patch
  • Developing and managing a network of relevant contacts
  • Managing a diary that allows you to cover emerging stories, events and announcements
  • Presenting story ideas to the News Editor
  • Working across different publishing platforms, including the newspaper and the website
  • Maximising digital engagement and contributing towards the subscription strategy

Skills required for the role

  • Experience of working in health news, either at a specialist publication or in a national newsroom preferred.
  • Experience in breaking health news stories is also advantageous.
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines. 
  • Familiarity with and experience of digital storytelling techniques.
  • Have a good working understanding of social media channels.

The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.
For more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.

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