• Business: emap
  • Brand: Nursing Times
  • Base Location: Fleet street, London/ Hybrid
  • Employment Type: Permanent, Part-time 22.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £18,250

emap is a progressive media, content, events, subscription, and networking business. We connect influential people and organisations to a high-value network of decision-makers, data, and ideas through our industry-leading business to business portfolio of brands.
Our unrivalled relationships with experienced and highly skilled professionals in niche industries are of high value and interest to companies looking to influence and engage decision makers in those sectors. We deliver access to these highly sought-after business professionals through award-winning print and digital content, live events, intelligence services and recruitment solutions.

Nursing Times is the UK’s leading independent nursing title and brand, with a website that is updated daily and a print edition that is published monthly.

Established in 1905, Nursing Times has a strong legacy, reputation and place in the history of nursing, which we continue to build on and develop through innovative content ideas.

It is the go-to resource for nurses seeking clinical articles, CPD, news, opinion and more to help them keep up to date with developments in nursing and the health and social care sector.

Nursing Times is the largest nursing website outside the US. In addition to daily news and regular opinion it contains a clinical archive of over 6,000 double-blind peer reviewed articles on all aspects of nursing.

Nursing Times also runs a portfolio of award-winning events, including awards, conferences, forums and careers fairs in support of the nursing and midwifery professions.

In 2018, Nursing Times was inducted into the Nursing Journal Hall of Fame.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

Nursing Times publishes high-quality clinical content primarily aimed at the UK nursing profession, much of which is submitted or commissioned from nurses.

However, we wish to begin generating more clinical content internally as well, which has led to the creation of this exciting new part-time role for someone with the right combination of editorial and industry experience.

As a clinical writer, you will be primarily responsible for producing specialist content for a nursing and midwifery audience across a varied range of subjects, roles and settings.

You will work with the senior clinical editor and other colleagues to plan and execute writing clinical articles for Nursing Times that complement our extensive clinical content that is produced by external authors.

You will also manage the editorial side of commercial projects for Nursing Times, by working with clients to write sponsored features and coverage of sponsored events.

In addition, you are likely to work on developing editorial content for our careers section and potentially news articles on clinical subjects.

As this is a new post, you will have the rare opportunity to help shape and steer the development and scope of the Nursing Times clinical writer role.

The role will be part-time, covering three days a week (equivalent to 22.5 hours), which will be ideally suited to someone seeking greater flexibility and better work-life balance in their career.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Writing clinical content for a nursing audience, under the direction of the senior clinical editor. This could include the following examples:
  • Articles on award-winning projects that have improved clinical practice
  • Analysis articles on latest clinical guidelines and research
  • Features and factsheets on diseases and conditions
  • News articles on clinical subjects
  • Writing clinical content for commercial partners, for example, features and roundtable write-ups, that is in accordance with the brief agreed with the client
  • Writing career-style articles highlighting the roles, qualifications and pathways for certain types and specialty of nurse
  • Attending, when requested, external events, such as conferences and exhibitions, to generate ideas for content and establish contacts
  • Contributing content ideas, creative input and views
  • Working in collaboration with the clinical team, the wider Nursing Times editorial team and beyond

Skills and Experience:

  • At least two years’ experience in a professional journalism role
  • Excellent written English and ability to understand and translate complex material
  • Experience of writing about health and social care or clinical and scientific topics
  • Excellence at networking and contact building
  • Previous experience in a nursing role or environment would be advantageous
  • A journalism qualification would be advantageous

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to produce engaging and accurate copy to tight deadlines
  • Confident in bringing forward own ideas for articles and other content
  • Competent in handling clinical subject matter, research studies and reports
  • Confident at interviewing and talking to experts and specialists
  • Understanding of the nursing sector or willingness and passion to learn
  • Thinks about pictures and other ways to best illustrate articles as part of the writing process

Personal Attributes:

  • Interest and curiosity about health and social care
  • Supportive colleague who works well in a small team
  • Someone who can work independently on projects
  • Adaptable with a positive approach to new challenges

Learning & Development:

 At emap, we believe that employee learning and development are the key drivers of our success. To ensure continuous growth and meet the ever-changing demands of the workplace, we provide an environment that fosters continuous development for our employees.

Our employees are encouraged to identify their areas of personal and professional development aligned with our strategic areas, including management development, health, safety & wellbeing, sales, events management, marketing strategy, editorial, and information technology. We have a structured framework designed to help equip our employees with the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to excel in their job roles, contributing to achieving our organizational objectives.

To support our employees’ career development, we have designed specialized programs, as well as other stand-alone role-specific and generic courses, under the emap academy.

 This exciting position is a part-time hybrid role. This could change over time depending on business needs.

 Benefits: emap is part of Metropolis Group. Together we are committed to providing a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees.

  • 25 days of holiday per year, pro-rata (with the option to buy or sell)
  • Health plan
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Retail discount vouchers
  • Rail season ticket loans
  • Continuous learning & development opportunities for editors
  • Quarterly In-house Editorial Excellence Awards
  • Optional- one paid volunteer day per year
  • Private virtual GP access
  • Seasonal flu jabs on site
  • Pension scheme
  • Income protection and more

Privacy:  Metropolis Group respects the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept. You can see our privacy policy at www.metropolis.co.uk/privacy.

Diversity and Inclusion:  We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion.  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.

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