Features Assistant, Pulse

This is an exciting opportunity for a new journalist to join a multi-award-winning magazine, and market leader in the health sector. The role will be responsible for commissioning opinion pieces, debates, managing our array of bloggers, finding GPs who are taking on exciting roles outside their surgery. They will also be the voice of Pulse on social media.

The perfect candidate will be highly organised, planning: features for print issues months in advance; two blogs, opinions or features for the website every day; a newsletter with seven pieces on new content a month. They will have excellent proof-reading skills, confident enough to put articles on the website with minimal input from the editor. They will have the ability to build up a vast array of contacts within the sector. The successful candidate will also be happy to use social media, getting the tone right for the publication with support from the editor.

There will be plenty of opportunity for the successful candidate to take on other responsibilities within the team as they wish, whether that be finding exclusives for our award-winning news team, or even writing investigations for online and print.

They will work within a team of talented journalists and editors and be part of a growing and innovative publishing company which offers flexible working, whether in our central London office, remotely, or hybrid.   

This would suit someone who is looking for a first or second role in journalism.

Responsibilities

  • Commission and edit views, blogs, ten top tips, debates and Working Life pieces for Pulse Today/Pulse, through building up contacts within the sector
  • Ensure a pipeline of articles for the print magazine;
  • Ensure two new pieces of content every day for the website;
  • Organise weekly Views newsletters, with seven pieces of new content;
  • Suggesting pieces for the Pulse daily newsletter;
  • Keeping on top of budgets for views and features;
  • Running the Pulse twitter account and other social media channels;
  • Taking on other roles within the small team, including writing news, developing social media or taking on investigations.

Key skills

Essential

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to network and build contacts
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Some form of journalism experience, such as school/university newspaper or website, local paper, blogs etc

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the NHS, and especially general practice

 

Benefits

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Flexible working hours
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Office located at 1 Giltspur Street London EC1A 9DD
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Cycle to work loan + Season ticket loan
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Pension scheme
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Additional day off for your birthday
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Option to purchase additional holiday

About Cogora

Cogora is one of the UK’s leading full-service healthcare marketing agencies, that sits at the heart of a highly engaged community of 220,000 healthcare professionals. For over 25 years, we have cultivated and grown engaged communities of healthcare professionals, learning what they do, think and really need, in order to provide them with innovative and impactful education that helps them deliver high-quality care to their patients.