Regional Editor

Regional Editor

LOCATION: Midwest or Washington, D.C.

STATUS:  Full-time

PROGRAM AREA: Kaiser Health News

About the Job:

KFF, the nonprofit health policy analysis, polling, and journalism organization, is seeking an editor to help lead coverage by the national team at Kaiser Health News (KHN), its editorially independent newsroom distributing in-depth coverage of health and health policy issues. KHN has a vibrant and ambitious staff based in Washington, D.C., California, Missouri, Colorado, Montana, and Georgia — and is now expanding even more.

We are seeking an experienced editor who can work with the national editor to lead KHN’s state-based coverage of health care policy in all its facets. We are looking for an organized and efficient editor who is both a story-idea generator and a keen line editor. We want someone to help find and shape the important and undercovered stories about the health care issues affecting the nation.

We’re looking for an energetic and creative leader who wants to be part of a fast-growing newsroom and can collaborate across KHN on daily digital and multimedia stories, big projects, investigations, and podcasts for regional and national audiences. We want someone who can bring out the best in staffers and freelancers.

Tell us why you want to work with us and why no one else could do this job better than you. We’re excited to hear from you.

We’d prefer someone who lives in the Midwest but could be open to someone in Washington, D.C. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, and we have enviable health insurance and retirement benefits.

More about KHN and KFF:

KHN is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. With a staff of more than 60 reporters, editors, web producers, and photographers/videographers in Washington, D.C., California, Missouri, Colorado, Montana, and Georgia, plus dozens more freelance journalists, animators, web developers, photographers, and videographers around the nation, KHN is committed to in-depth reporting on health policy news. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF. KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation. KFF serves as a nonpartisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. It has no connection with Kaiser Permanente.

KHN provides this coverage on as well as in partnership with other news organizations, including NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, NBC, and a host of other media outlets. 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 produces daily briefings summarizing news coverage of health policy. For more than a decade, these reports have provided readers with daily updates on how the media are covering U.S. health care policy.

How to Apply:

If this opportunity interests you and you have the requisite experience and qualifications, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining how your background matches the job requirements to [email protected]. Please submit these documents as separate attachments, labeled as “Last Name_First Name_Document Title,” and include “Regional Editor” in the subject line of your email.

KFF has an efficient applicant review process and will contact candidates who have applied for this position and whose qualifications most closely fit the criteria for the job. No phone inquiries, please.

It is the policy of KFF to actively promote a diverse and inclusive workplace in every respect, and to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees in every phase of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender-identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law.

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