We're hiring: Apply to be our global health investigative reporter

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is expanding and we are looking for an investigative reporter to join our exciting new global health project.

We are launching an innovative new project aimed at digging into and raising awareness of global health issues through collaborative and targeted investigative journalism.

We want an enthusiastic journalist with at least two years experience of strong health reporting to join our new global health team.

About The Bureau

The Bureau is the UK’s largest independent investigative journalism organisation. It exists to inform the public about the realities of power in today’s world. Our investigations seek to expose systemic wrongs, challenge misinformation and spark change. With no corporate or political agenda we bring to light serious issues affecting individuals and communities in the UK and around the world. We work collaboratively to maximise the impact of our fact-based reporting and share our findings openly with local, national and international media outlets to reach as many people as possible.

About the global health project

We have achieved significant growth and recognition in recent years through our innovative approach to building communities around our reporting and collaborating widely on our investigations. We have had particular success in this with our Bureau Local project, which works with reporters across the UK to dig into systemic wrongs across the country and to report them in the affected communities.

In a similar way the global health project is aimed at building a community of health reporters who want to work on investigations on public health issues. The core global health team at The Bureau will be four dedicated people and there will be additional reporters working on investigations related to health.

The role

It is an exciting time to join our innovative, mission-driven journalism outfit and be part of an ambitious new project to produce cross-border investigations on global health topics.

The global health reporter will work as part of a four-person investigative team. You will have experience of health reporting, preferably on global health topics, and will be able to demonstrate some experience of investigative or off-diary journalism.

Experience and skills

  • Proven track record of strong health reporting, preferably on global health subjects
  • At least two years of journalism experience
  • Some investigative or long-form journalism experience
  • Good health contacts
  • An awareness of global health issues
  • Understanding of media law and journalism ethics
  • Diligence and attention to detail
  • You will be a collaborative team player
  • A passion for accountability journalism

Desirable experience and skills

  • Investigative reporting
  • Data journalism skills
  • Good story ideas

It is envisaged that this is a full-time role, primarily based in our London office, but as The Bureau is committed to supporting people who require a more flexible approach to working this is open to discussion. The Bureau is committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer providing opportunities for all, where people can come to do their best work. We encourage individuals from BAME communities or disadvantaged backgrounds as these groups are currently underrepresented in the media industry, which is something we are committed to changing.

Salary: £30,000, dependent on experience.

To apply

Send a CV and covering letter to [email protected] by 11 March 2020

Interviews will be in the week beginning 23 March.