News Editor

Company Description

About the Company: 

M3 is the global leader in digital solutions in healthcare. We work with a range of sectors including healthcare, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and charities; services provided to these sectors include market research, medical education programs, promotional programs, clinical development, job recruitment and clinic appointment services. M3 has grown by more than 20% year-on-year for the past 15 years, achieving over 1 billion dollars in revenue annually.

Founded in 2000, with start-up investment capital from Sony, M3’s mission is to make use of the internet to increase, as much as possible, the number of people who can live longer and healthier lives, and to reduce, as much as possible, the amount of unnecessary medical costs. Key achievements of M3 Inc. include:

  • Named in Fortune’s 2020 ‘Future 50’ list, ahead of Facebook and Amazon
  • Ranked in Forbes’ 2020 Global 2000 list of the world’s largest public companies
  • M3 is the only company incorporated after the year 2000 to be included in the Nikkei 225 Index
  • Listed in Forbes’ ‘Asia’s 200 Best Over a Billion’ in 2019
  • In 2020 M3 founded the ‘M3: Stop COVID-19 Fund’ and pledged one billion yen to support COVID-19 related initiatives

M3’s legacy lies in the power of trusted physician platforms. Around the world, M3 organizations leverage these highly engaged digital communities to deliver medical education, job placement, and market research, to improve global patient outcomes.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced and talented news journalist to lead the news operation at, the UK's largest professional network of doctors and a subsidiary of M3 Inc. is a closed online community used by over 50,000 doctors daily and with a total membership of over 245,000. Products range from a trusted email communications platform to robust news and educational articles along with our world-class sponsored pharmaceutical content and doctors’ own user-generated content. Our mission is to continually improve these offerings as well as identifying new ways to support our community of doctors throughout their careers.

You will be a skilled and driven news journalist who thrives on hunting down exclusive and original stories to inform and engage your audience. You will have proven experience of meeting tight deadlines on a busy news desk, and good working knowledge of current media law, regulations and ethics. A journalism qualification is highly desirable. Experience of health and medical reporting is beneficial but not essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to help craft a new direction for our news and write for a large and highly engaged audience. The role would suit a senior reporter looking to take that next step, as well as a seasoned news editor looking for a new challenge.

Objectives include:

  • Manage the news operation, delivering original daily news coverage for the audience of UK doctors
  • Recruit and manage freelance healthcare reporters
  • Identify breaking news stories relevant to UK doctors
  • Write online medical news articles and features/ news analyses
  • Identify and brief in news topics to freelancers and internal teams
  • Organise news coverage for bank holidays and weekends
  • Ensure news content is pitched correctly for a UK physician audience
  • Research new sources of relevant news content for UK doctors
  • Review ideas and concepts for news features/ analyses pitched by internal team members and contributors
  • Review, edit and proofread news content, adhering to quality standards and house style
  • Ensure news content contains nothing which is obscene, indecent, libellous or otherwise unlawful, contains commercial bias, or infringes the copyright or other rights of any third party


Additional Information


  • 25 days annual leave
  • Participation in a company bonus scheme linked to personal and company performance
  • Group Life Cover 4x salary
  • Pension 4%/4% employee/employer contributions
  • Vitality after probation
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Discounted gym membership​