Express Newspapers, Health Reporter

London (Central)
08 Aug 2018
08 Sep 2018
Health Reporter
Job Type
Full Time

Reports to: Head of News

Purpose of the position:

To work closely with the Head of News - Express and produce breaking news coverage nationally and internationally for the Express.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Bring in front page stories and, if requested, features in accordance with IPSO and legal requirements.
  • Ensure the Express is at the heart of coverage by providing agenda-setting exclusive stories in line with the Express’s editorial stance.
  • Develop sources to start campaigns and initiate investigations relevant to major issues.
  • Liaise with senior executives at Express Online to ensure comprehensive digital coverage.
  • Collaborate in the newsroom and to engage and support other departments.
  • Work closely with the news desk and continue the close cooperation between the Express and Express online.
  • Complete all tasks accurately within deadline and in line with budget requirements.

Key interfaces:

This role will involve close liaison with a number of individuals, including the News Editor and his deputies and assistants, and the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor.

Required critical behaviours:

  • High level of professionalism is required.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Sound judgement and initiative, with ability to make critical decisions in a high-pressured environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of domestic and international events.
  • Excellent communicator, ensuring all relevant information is shared effectively, as the role will also involve liaising with other departments in the company.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

Required key skills (functional/technical):

  • A skilled writer with a strong understanding of news reporting and story structure.
  • The ability to work well under pressure.
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively, with excellent diary management.

Required qualifications/experience:

  • Previous experience in a fast-paced newsroom.
  • Excellent contacts with specialists, key players, politicians, charities and think tanks.
  • NCTJ Diploma or equivalent.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and covering letter by completing the application form below.

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