Digital Health Intelligence Limited is looking for someone to stand in for our news editor while she is on maternity leave and, potentially, to stay on and help to develop our growing online publishing business.
As news editor, you will have the chance to shape the news and feature output of www.digitalhealth.net – our news, feature and analysis service devoted to developments in health and social care computing and the healthcare IT industry in the UK.
You will also have the opportunity to support a more junior reporter and freelancers, and to provide input into the development of new channels, networks, and the company’s research business.
While www.digitalhealth.net operates in the B2B space, we pride ourselves on our independent and agenda-leading news coverage, and put time and resources into generating off-diary stories, filing freedom of information act requests, and getting people out of the office to see what is happening on the ground.
This means you may be a news editor looking for a new challenge, or a senior reporter looking to take the next step in your career. Or you may be looking to return to journalism; while this is a full time post, based in central London, we may be able to offer some flexibility about hours and location.
What we really need is a great digital journalist, with experience of planning, writing and delivering content online, and working with staff writers and freelancers.
However, as a publication dedicated to healthcare, we also need someone who can get to grips with the politics and management of the NHS. And as a publication dedicated to IT, we need someone with an enthusiasm for digital technology of all kinds.
If you are interested, then please visit www.digitalhealth.net to find out more about what we do. Then send a covering letter saying why you are the person for this job, along with your CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Key responsibilities and tasks
To be the main point of contact for those looking to contribute news ideas to Digital Health
To build a range of contacts across the health IT sector, including within NHS organisations, government and industry
To attend appropriate conferences and events
To plan and to help write news content for Digital Health News on a daily basis
To sub-edit the work of a junior reporter and freelancers
To load stories into a content management system – writing compelling headlines and choosing accompanying images
To use social media to encourage readership and participation, as well as SEO tools to ensure visibility in search engines
To write feature material for Digital Health Features – this will involve site visits and face-to-face interviews around the UK
To work with the editor and managing editor on campaigns, larger projects, and support for the Digital Health networks and research services
To edit newsletters and other mailers when the managing editor is away, and to cover for the managing editor and editor as appropriate.
Skills and qualifications
Proven digital journalism experience
Enthusiasm for news and ability to generate off-diary ideas for publication
Good time management and planning skills; ability to make editorial decisions about stories and where to allocate reporter resources
Ability to write and sub-edit news and features for an online audience
Up to date knowledge of media law
Up to date knowledge of SEO and analytics
An interest in / enthusiasm for the healthcare sector
An interest in / enthusiasm for IT of all kinds, including computer hardware and software, apps and other developing technologies
A legal right to work in the UK.
How to apply
If you are interested, then please visit www.digitalhealth.net to find out more about what we do. Then send a covering letter saying why you are the person for this job, along with your CV, to email@example.com or click the “apply online” button below