Web Reporter, Kaiser Health News
LOCATION: Washington, DC
PROGRAM AREA: Kaiser Health News
The Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
Kaiser Health News (KHN) is an editorially-independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation. With staff and freelance reporters, columnists, editors, photographers, web producers and videographers, KHN is committed to in-depth reporting on health policy news. KHN provides this coverage on www.kaiserhealthnews.org as well as in partnership with other news organizations, including The Washington Post, USA Today, NPR and McClatchy. All material is provided free of charge. In addition to publishing in-depth articles on new developments in the health care system and on national and local health care initiatives and debates, KHN also produces the Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report. For more than a decade, these reports have provided readers with daily updates on how the media are covering U.S. health care policy.
The Reporter’s first responsibility each day will be to contribute to KHN’s Daily Health Policy Report, working for roughly two hours each morning as part of a team to search for, and briefly summarize, health policy news coverage. In addition, the Reporter will write blog posts and news and feature stories about health policy developments, including those on Capitol Hill and in the administration. He/she will also work with senior correspondents on in-depth stories. This position requires working closely with others in a newsroom and the work day begins at 6:30 a.m.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Search news sources for articles about U.S. health policy
- Stay abreast of health policy news and information by consulting and/or monitoring various online and offline news sources
- Working in the field and in a newsroom; generate and write original stories for KHN and its partners
- Write headlines and blurbs
- Knowledge of news websites
- Two years journalism experience
- Demonstrated ability to write quickly, accurately and well on daily deadline
- Demonstrated ability to work closely with a team
- Experience in social media in a journalism setting
- Some knowledge of web publishing/production systems
- Some knowledge of health policy
- Ability to take photographs and shoot/edit video
- Knowledge of AP style
The Web Reporter position is part of a two-year rotation with frequent opportunities to learn from others in the newsroom and with the possibility of a third year or promotion to other positions should opportunities arise. This position also includes a generous benefits package.
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume as separate attachments in one email. Please label your documents “Last Name_First Name Cover Letter” and “Last Name_First Name Resume”. Please write “Web Reporter Application” in the email subject line. Only applications with both cover letters and resumes will be considered. In your cover letter please describe your relevant qualifications and desire to work specifically for the Kaiser Family Foundation. No phone inquiries please.
HR – Web Reporter
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Fax: (650) 854-8037
Equal Opportunity Employer