3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

Job Description

Salary: £34,000 to £39,000 per annum

Enhance Your Career with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

The Pharmaceutical Journal is currently seeking an ambitious and tenacious journalist to lead on our investigations output. This role presents an exceptional opportunity to work with an award-winning team of journalists, while elevating your profile in health journalism. As our investigations editor, you will be instrumental in producing exclusive news stories and conducting in-depth, revelatory investigative features. You will also have a chance to use and develop your editing skills with both news and long-form pieces, and your work will play a crucial role in shedding light on health policy issues.

We are looking for a seasoned journalist with at least three years of experience in breaking exclusive news stories, ideally within the health/scientific sector. Your portfolio should showcase your investigative journalism skills and your knack for writing long-form analysis pieces.



  • Proven experience in investigative journalism and writing long-form analysis pieces.
  • A strong news sense and a keen interest in health policy.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated writing ability.


  • A recognised journalism qualification.
  • Evidence of successfully managing people.

The Team

  • The Pharmaceutical Journal’s award-winning news and views team strives to set the pharmacy news agenda by producing exclusive news and features for RPS members and the profession more broadly. We also produce thought-provoking opinion pieces and Q&As with key figures in pharmacy, while keeping members up to date on the latest RPS announcements.
  • We are a small, highly collaborative and friendly news and views team, with an overarching aim of ensuring The Pharmaceutical Journal remains a trusted source of information for our readers.

The Directorate

  • The Pharmaceutical Journal is an integral department of Pharmaceutical Press, the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. The department comprises four business functions: product, editorial, business development, and production, with a brilliant team of editors, journalists and product people constantly looking to do new things and improve our products and how we work.
  • We employ a mix of business models across our portfolio of products, from membership, subscriptions, advertising and sponsorship, ensuring that the portfolio remains fully aligned to the larger organisational mission and vision of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

How we are currently working

RPS supports and works in a hybrid way, which means you will be able to work from home, however, there will be an expectation for collaborative face-to-face working – on average and typically this may be something between 4-8 working days per month at our London Office.

🗓️ Closing date: 1 March 2024

If you would like to learn more about the role, view our job description 👈

Please attach a portfolio of 3 examples of your work, a CV and Cover Letter.

We are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity these are part of our core values at RPS and we are striving to have an organisation that represents the diversity of the profession. At RPS we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability and we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part time work for some roles
Enhanced sick pay
Health insurance
Gym membership
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Season ticket loan
Company shutdown periods
Birthday off
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Accrued annual leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Shared parental leave
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days
Open to compressed hours
Flexible working week
Tax-free childcare
Meditation space
Pension match/increase
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Working at Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Cardiff, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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