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GPonline.com acts as a vital forum for UK GPs, providing daily news and analysis plus practical advice and information to help them in their daily working lives.
This is a crucial period in the history of the NHS, which is facing huge challenges as it tackles the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to address a massive backlog in care. As senior reporter you will be covering what is likely to be a key political battleground for the next general election, explaining how policy changes and wider developments in the healthcare sector impact on frontline staff in general practice.
Your central role is the gathering of news and creation of high quality, engaging content to help GPs and their teams understand the environment in which they work and improve their personal effectiveness and the performance of their practices.
This post would suit a specialist healthcare reporter ready for promotion or an experienced general reporter keen to specialise.
We specialise in data-driven news, so you should be adaptable and confident in dealing with statistics. We also have a weekly podcast, which features members of the team discussing the latest news and interviews with GPs and other key figures in primary care.
– Aim to identify and deliver exclusive news and content opportunities wherever possible.
– Develop and maintain a network of key contacts as a basis for news and information gathering.
– Ensure the best possible presentation of all content, using digital tools and skills such as data visualisation.
– Generate ideas for new content to meet the news, information and guidance needs of GPs.
– Use web analytics to systematically review and improve your coverage.
– Make use of social media to promote your content.
– Commission and edit content from external contributors when necessary.
We’re looking for someone with at least two years’ experience as a journalist, which includes working in an online environment. You should be familiar with working with a CMS and using online tools to effectively create engaging content.
Experience of reporting on the healthcare sector is not essential, but you must have a keen interest in politics and policy and a desire to learn about the ins and outs of the NHS.
Ideally you will have some experience of data journalism and understand how social media can be used to enhance news coverage, but we can provide training.
Please do mention Journo Resources when you apply, it really helps us out.