Correspondent/Journalist, Health Service Journal, Wilmington PLC

Location: Hybrid, London
Salary details: Circa £33,000pa + Benefits
Closes: 03/06/2024
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Why Do We Want You?

We are looking for a Correspondent to join our award-winning HSJ team.

As a Correspondent at HSJ, you’ll cover a national and regional patch in one of the most high-profile areas of UK public policy.

You’ll be delivering exclusives and investigations which set the agenda and beat the nationals.

You’ll be supported by, and learn from, our experienced and expert team.

If you have any questions about the role or would like an informal conversation to find out more, please reach out to us directly, ask for Dave West!

About Us

Wilmington Healthcare, (Part of Wilmington Intelligence) is a market leading provider of healthcare data, education, news and information resources with outstanding analytics capabilities.

We built on trust and knowledge, to provide our clients with market leading insight into local health economies, complemented by increased access to senior health stakeholders and the wider NHS enabling improved outcomes for patients.

Our leading insight and news service, the Health Service Journal, provides the most influential people in health with vital intelligence, analysis and advice.

As an HSJ Correspondent, your responsibilities will include contributing to our nationally leading news coverage of health policy, performance, care standards and safety, finance, technology and service transformation.

You’ll contribute to HSJ Intelligence, our award-winning service that provides detailed insight into the challenges facing NHS organisations at a local level, and to HSJ’s events.

This role is ideally suited to be a second or third job for an exceptional news journalist with relevant experience.

Additionally, as our Correspondent / Journalist you can expect to be responsible for:

  • Sourcing and writing exclusive news stories.
  • Building relationships with all seniorities to establish a wide array of contacts across the health service.
  • Building deep expertise in one or more areas of health policy, performance and operation, and how these affect the NHS’s relationships with those who work with it, as well as patients who rely on it.
  • Sharing your expert knowledge as a public speaker and chair of events, both on video as well as in your writing.
  • Analysing the biggest issues and challenges facing the health service and individual organisations.
  • Writing regular regional and national briefings for our HSJ Intelligence service, which provides information for people doing business with the NHS.
  • Thinking analytically when making judgements about complex issues, such as health policy, management and performance, and about individual organisations.
  • Informing your work with data.
  • Understanding complex reports and structures.

In order to be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong journalism experience.

It would be great if you had experience in the following but this is not essential:

  • Reporting qualifications, such as good shorthand and NCTJ certificates.
  • Knowledge of the NHS, health policy or another area of similar public policy/ public services.

Before you go… Find what you’re looking for!

Our people sought out empowerment and opportunity. And they found both here. You’ll find what you’re looking for too.

Our values help us achieve our goals – whether they’re personal, professional or those of our client. We believe in inclusivity and collaboration; we stay curious and ambitious and champion innovation. Here, colleagues are trusted partners who act with integrity.

We are brave and passionate. Courageous and creative. We are Wilmington PLC. Are you?

How To Apply

Please apply with your CV and cover letter directly to

Location: Hybrid – London
Salary: Circa £33K per annum + Benefits!
Benefits: Hybrid Working, Performance-Related Bonus, Pension, Life Assurance, Additional Holiday Purchase, Health Cash Plan, Subsidised Gym Memberships, Cycle to Work scheme, Discount Vouchers and Access to Wellbeing Resources.

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