Specialist Reporter (Health)

09 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Specialist Journalist (Health)

Location: Scotland

Do you have in-depth knowledge of the health sector, a passion for quality journalism and the ability to tell stories that matter to people?

Do you want to be part of the collaborative team, working in an exciting newsroom covering Scottish health stories that can shape the public discourse and shine a light on healthcare provision in Scotland?

You will ensure The Scotsman and our sister titles have a voice on the key issues affecting our audience and your passion for and knowledge of the health sector will shine through in your opinions and commentary on the biggest issues affecting the people of Scotland.

An influencer, able to shape and react to the news agenda with expert insight, you will immerse yourself in the Health category, develop contacts and produce exclusive content that attracts and retains digital subscribers.

You will be an ambassador for our brand, using your social media presence - and opportunities to appear on broadcast media - to engage in the national debate and promote our content and brand values to audiences across Scotland.

JPI Media is an equal opportunities employer with a flexible approach to the working environment.

Who we are looking for:

* Flexibility, working shifts, depending on the needs of the news agenda

* Someone to follow the Health agenda and commentate on major issues

* Proactive candidates, good with people and experienced in building and working contacts, searching data and forward planning

* A skilled writer and researcher

* An adaptable writer, able to speak with authority on a broad variety of topics

* A journalist motivated by high engagement, who understands that analytics are a key barometer of content quality

* A confident and opinionated voice in the field of health, healthcare provision or Scottish politics.


* An experienced journalist, with an NCTJ qualification or equivalent experience and an understanding of the IPSO code

* Authority in the field of health

* Able to understand and react to digital analytics

* Accurate and engaging writer

* Able to create engaging digital Multimedia

* Able to present information in an engaging way