The Independent, Health Correspondent

Recruiter
ESI Media
Location
Kensington, London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Jul 2019
Closes
05 Aug 2019
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job purpose:

The Independent is looking for a Health Correspondent to deliver hard-hitting exclusives, quick turnaround breaking stories and insightful analysis.

Key responsibilities:

  • Find, pitch and write exclusive stories that will lead The Independent website and Daily Edition app.
  • Produce quick and accurate breaking news stories
  • Write analysis, features and long reads on key developments on your beat
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts
  • Suggest and write headlines to best promote stories on the website and social media
  • Choose pictures and videos to accompany stories

Skills and experience:

  • At least two years’ experience in a similar role for a newspaper or news website
  • A proven track record of bringing in exclusive stories
  • Experience of writing under intense deadline pressure in a breaking news environment
  • Ability to run their own patch and develop contacts
  • Experience and / or enthusiasm for capturing video content while reporting

Apply by completing the application form below. 

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