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MailOnline, Health Reporter

Kensington, London
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

Job Details

Location: dmg::media Headquarters – London
Position: Permanent 

Mail Newspapers consists of some of the most iconic and successful newspaper brands in the world, including the Daily MailThe Mail on Sunday and

Our dedicated health sections are a trusted, authoritative voice – offering the very latest health news, insight and expert advice, and we are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Health Reporter to join our team.  

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with around two years of reporting experience, and a special interest in health and medical issues.

Main Responsibilities Include:

  • Pitching story ideas to the Health Editors weekly, with a view to producing at least one or two stories every week
  • Taking ownership of the Health section’s weekly news page which reports on treatment innovations as well as issues and controversies in healthcare affecting our health-conscious readership
  • Keeping an eye out for bigger stories – major investigations, special reports, big topics, and potential splashes
  • Writing tight, clean copy to weekly deadlines in simple language, accessible to the general reader
  • Working with stringers and freelancers on medical news stories and making connections with experts in a wide variety of health fields, from public health, and Government policy, to research science, drug development, surgery, medicine, nutrition and beyond

The above list is not exhaustive and constantly evolving, based on the needs of the business. Out of hours availability and a high level of adaptability are essential.

This is a full-time role based in our offices in Kensington.

Person specification

The job would suit a candidate with experience in newspaper or medical press reporting who wishes to expand their experience and make a name specialising in health as part of a national newspaper team. A background in health journalism is preferred – but more essential is a strong interest in the subject, and all the possibilities it presents in terms of stories.

About dmg::media

dmg media’s brands deliver highly engaging, trusted content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The Mail brand reaches one in two Brits every month and is officially the best-read, most recognised, most engaged newsbrand in the country.*

Together, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, MailOnline, Mail+, Metro,, i and reach more than 10.1m people daily in the UK.*

Globally, dmg media’s brands reach 190M unique browsers every month across its domains and apps.**

Our newsbrands maintain an unwavering commitment to uncovering the stories that matter most to our readers, ensuring that we remain experts at delivering relevant and insightful content.

In October, the Mail became the largest news publisher on TikTok with over 7- million followers.

*PAMCo H2 2023 **GA 2023 September

Our Commitment

We are committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

We are Disability Confident Committed. Please let us know if you require any recruitment documentation in other formats or if you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process. Please be assured that any such information will be held separately to your recruitment application and will not be considered as part of the selection process.


dmg media’s brands deliver highly engaging, trusted content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Together, the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, i, MailOnline, Mail Plus, and reach more than 24million people daily. In March 2021, the business acquired the world’s leading science title, New Scientist.

Our newsbrands are expert at getting to the bottom of the stories most relevant to our readers. 

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