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Contract Type:Fixed
Salary or training bursary: £44,000 per annum
Company:The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Open to all
Apply by:16/08/2020 - 23:00

Reporter - Health Inequality

If you have excellent organisation and management skills, and a passion for local journalism, this opportunity might be perfect for you...

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is a not-for-profit newsroom that focuses on in-depth, deep reporting that digs into important public interest issues. It is the largest independent investigative journalism organisation in the country. The Bureau Local is a people-powered network within this newsroom, setting the news agenda and sparking change, from the ground up.

The Bureau are looking for a talented and passionate reporter to join Bureau Local on a health inequalities beat. The successful applicant will work with the team, as well as with the 1,000 strong network and media outlets across all parts of the UK, to produce agenda-setting, investigations into the health inequalities which divide our society. This is a senior reporting role in the organisation and requires project management and ambitious work.


  • Produce long-term, in-depth investigative journalism (in written form but there are opportunities for this to be published in video and audio form as well)
  • Develop diverse contacts and sources
  • Find and develop investigative strands with communities, sources and the network of collaborators, alongside our Community Organiser
  • Work with the Data Lead to develop innovative approaches to story collection, story participation and story-telling
  • Work with colleagues in the Global Health team on occasional crossover projects to report on a local, national and international level
  • Produce ‘reporting recipes’ which help explain your findings, the context of your work and the next steps collaborators might take
  • Undertake systematic and comprehensive evidence collection/record to aid the fact-checking process undertaken before publication
  • Explain stories and developments in your beat in an engaging, accessible and understandable way
  • Help to disseminate the story following publication to increase impact and reach
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments on your beat and having a finger on the pulse for issues arising at a grassroots level
  • Take on shared responsibilities that all Bureau Local members hold - develop the network, support the local new industry, increase visibility, reach and impact of the work


  • Have a keen interest in reporting on health inequalities and can develop and realise stories on this topic which are relevant at a local and national level
  • Have a passion for local journalism, believe in the principles that underlie Bureau Local’s “People’s Newsroom Manifesto” and want to be part of making that vision a reality through Bureau Local’s journalism
  • Open to working as part of an evolving and agile project and as part of a team that thrives on experimentation, collaboration and partnership
  • Have a commitment to open and accessible journalism, enabling people to take part in the process, making it more transparent, diverse, representative and accountable

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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