Reporter – HIMSS Europe – London

HIMSS Europe is looking for a self-motivated, tenacious reporter for our pan-European news platform-Health IT Central, which focuses on the increasing number of daily developments in digital health.

The candidate will primarily be responsible for growing the UK focused element of the site known as The British Journal of Healthcare Computing. As the first full-time reporter, this will be a unique opportunity to shape content, create breaking news and generate your own contacts to really make your mark on the publication.

Reporting in to the managing editor, you will also be expected to interview numerous high profile politicians and speakers from our portfolio of events that run throughout the year.

This role is perfect for a trade reporter looking to take ownership of a new publication, a graduate or NCTJ certificate holder eyeing a first break in journalism. In any case, good news sense, excellent written skills and attention to detail are the key qualities required.

Although experience in the sector is not imperative, we need someone who can get to grips with the politics of the NHS, as well as having an enthusiasm for IT and technology such as mobile devices and apps.

In return, we offer a full-time position in a small, fun and flexible London-based office that is part of a global company with a mission to transform healthcare through IT. There is also potential for fantastic career development including international travel and growing a team.

Job specification

Production of off-diary stories.
Dealing with press releases and features to deadlines.
Strong journalism skills, including interviewing, note-taking and news writing skills.
Independent, self-starting and organised.
An understanding of how the NHS is structured and some familiarity with the subject matter is desirable.
The post holder will be required to travel outside the office, mostly within the UK, contributing to our feature coverage and contributing ideas to boost traffic and visibility of the website.

Salary: £20,000-22,000 DoE

How to apply

Please send a CV and a short cover letter outlining why you are the right person for this job to Sarah Bruce, director of media and marketing;

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