Health Reporter - #484555

News UK

Date: Aug 10, 2022
City: London
Contract type: Internship
Work schedule: Full day
News UK

Health Reporter

The Sun is the biggest news brand in the UK - and still growing - with a talented, diverse team who publish the best coverage of news, sport, lifestyle and showbiz in print and digital.

The team: We have an exciting opportunity for a Health Reporter to join The Sun's health team. We want the most talented and committed journalists, and welcome applications from experts, as well as experienced news reporters keen to specialise.

Key accountabilities:

  • A hunger to beat our rivals by breaking news and writing exclusive news stories and features online and in print

  • Bags of ideas and the ability to generate exclusives from your own sources and contacts

  • Write brilliant headlines in the famous Sun style and produce sparkling and clean copy to tight deadlines

  • Working with audience, video and picture desk to produce engaging packages

  • Working as part of a team, deputising to run the online team when required, and adapting to find new ways to tell stories

Key skills and experiences:

  • Online or print reporting experience in a newsroom

  • Experience using Wordpress or similar CMS system to build digital content

  • A passion for The Sun and an understanding of the brand in print and online

  • Being a self-starter is key - and you will need to thrive under pressure in a busy newsroom

  • Enthusiasm, imagination and a notebook full of ideas are all essential

  • Unflappable under pressure and delivers work to a consistently high standard

  • Positive attitude and good team player

  • Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams

  • Have a thorough knowledge of the IPSO code of conduct, media law and ethical considerations

  • Experience as a reporter on national newspaper or magazine is preferred

  • Willingness to work flexible hours over a seven-day rota pattern

The Sun is the most popular newsbrand in the UK - and still growing. We are at the heart of the nation’s conversation, setting the news agenda with our exclusive scoops and campaigning on the side of our readers. We have a talented, diverse team who publish the very best coverage of news, sport, lifestyle, consumer journalism, TV and showbiz in our newspaper and across our huge digital platforms.

News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.

Life at News

At News UK some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes. We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group.

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support.

In addition we also offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;

  • 25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;

  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.

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