The multiple-award winning Nursing Times has been established for over 110 years as the independent voice of the nursing community, championing nurses and acting as a critical friend to support their development. It combines double-blind peer reviewed research and innovation with a suite of online learning units, ensuring Nursing Times' subscribers have constant access to the most up-to-date best practice to support their professional development. Nursing Times' readers also benefit from being the first to hear about breaking news stories relating to their career which, along with thought-provoking comment and opinion from nursing leaders and experts, gives them an unprecedented overview of the nursing world.
Nursing Times also runs Nursing Times Careers Live, a portfolio of six events in London, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds and Birmingham, which help nurses and student nurses develop their careers and find their next role. In addition, the brand runs a number of leading events, including bespoke round table events and The Student Nursing Times Awards and Nursing Times Awards.
Nursing Times is looking for a talented and ambitious reporter to write news stories and feature articles for its award-winning magazine and website.
Nursing Times, the UK's leading nursing title, has been supporting nurses for over 100 years and has a reputation for dynamic news content and successful campaigns.
It comprises a monthly print magazine and the largest nursing website outside of the US. The brand is also supported by a portfolio of events.
In 2019, Nursing Times was named Special Interest Magazine of the Year and Team of the Year at the Periodical Press Association Awards (PPAs) – the Oscars of the media industry.
Nursing Times is based in Old Street, London, and owned by EMAP, a business with a portfolio of market-leading brands across a wide range of platforms and products.
The full-time role will require the holder to generate and write news content on a broad range of topics of interest to nurses and midwives. This could be political, clinical or general interest and is likely to cover topics like education, regulation and workforce. The role is centred on contributing daily stories for the Nursing Times website and monthly articles for the print issue. This will range from succinctly summarising the key points of a major report, interpreting a scientific paper or seeing through to conclusion a major investigation. The successful candidate will be part of a news team of three.
You will be a self-starter with a track record of generating exclusive off-diary stories, a strong team player and be used to working under pressure. You will be hungry for exclusives and keen to win awards, and someone who is able to write accurately and engagingly to tight deadlines. You will be as comfortable interviewing grassroots nurses on how they are improving patient care as you will be healthcare leaders on the latest policy. Experience of data journalism and use of social media will be advantageous. Experience of writing about the health and care sector or public sector would also be advantageous but not essential. You will have at least 12 months’ experience in journalism.
Why work for EMAP?
EMAP is part of the Metropolis Group and has a long and rich heritage of being the custodian of a portfolio of world-class media brands.
Above all, EMAP has been built by its creative, innovative and dedicated people. EMAP people are widely regarded as the experts in creating stand-out, prize-winning content. We are true insiders in the markets we serve.
To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 September 2019.
We’re committed to Emap being a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees. They include 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell), health plan and life insurance cover, Cycle 2 Work scheme, discounted gym memberships, retail discount vouchers and much more!
EMAP is a member of the Metropolis Group.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.