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Position: investigative reporter

Contract: Six-month fixed-term contract

Salary: £50,000 a year

Application deadline: Friday 2nd December 2022


That BMJ is seeking an investigative reporter for our BMJ Investigations Unit (BIU).

You will be responsible for coming up with original and compelling investigative feature story ideas for all BMJ platforms. Working with the Investigation Editor, research and report high value features and other agreed content. You will be involved in multimedia versions of investigations, including graphics, videos, and podcasts.

To be a successful candidate you will have a highly qualified and knowledgeable background in investigative journalism. You have experience working on stories on big issues and controversies in medicine and have an interest in global health.

To be successful in this role you will have a high level of reporting skills, be comfortable with data and enjoy working as part of a team and be able to produce stories independently.


  • Report and write high quality features and other agreed content on agreed goals
  • Generate original and compelling investigative feature film ideas for everyone BMJ platforms
  • Contact the legal department and editors to edit legally sensitive articles
  • Work with the Investigations Unit team and colleagues to plan online and weekly print features and respond quickly to breaking events
  • Maintain a broad knowledge of the major medical topics and actively contribute to team discussions
  • Administration and handling of confidential information
  • Work with the team on videos, images, podcasts, and infographics

skills and experience

  • High level journalistic experience
  • Extensive experience working in investigative journalism

Why should you apply?

BMJ is a global healthcare knowledge provider with a vision for a healthier world. We share knowledge and expertise to improve healthcare outcomes.

You may know us as editors of one of the world’s most widely cited general medical journals, The BMJ. We also publish more than 70 professional journals, many of which are the most influential titles in their fields.

We also offer digital continuing education courses and clinical decision support tools to help medical institutions and clinicians address today’s key healthcare challenges.

Evidence underpins everything we do – it makes us one of the world’s most trusted knowledge providers. And the numbers speak for themselves. More than 50 million users from more than 150 countries access our websites every year.

BMJ is a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association (BMA) with almost 500 employees worldwide. Our head office is in the Grade II Listed BMA House in Euston, London with additional offices in China, India, North America and Wales.

at BMJ we take equal opportunities very seriously; Diversity and inclusion are more than just words, they are an organizational priority. We’re building a culture where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups and we are a committed employer with disabilities.

You can join any of our staff-led networks focused on: Gender, Cultural Diversity, Sexual Orientation, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Parents & Carers, and Age.

We offer all our employees flexible working time arrangements.

Those who work with us can be assured of a rewarding career in an increasingly global company. In return, we offer a great place to work with a variety of benefits including:

  • 25 days of holiday entitlement plus public holidays, one BMA day and the opportunity to gain more holiday entitlement through years of service
  • Extra vacation days for moving, volunteering, or getting married
  • On-site gym, fitness classes and subsidized canteen and cafeteria
  • Double employer contribution to pension provision, up to 12 percent
  • Multiple discounts through the MyReward platform for employee benefits.
  • Season card loans, gym membership and bike to work
  • Sevenfold life insurance protection
  • Regular social events, diversity and inclusion groups, and charitable fundraisers that you can get involved with

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