Rural Health Correspondent/Editor

Rural Health Correspondent/Editor

LOCATION: Rural America, preferred

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/correspondent to help shepherd coverage of rural health for Kaiser Health News (KHN), its editorially independent newsroom distributing in-depth coverage of health and health policy issues nationwide. 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 editor/correspondent who lives or who has lived in rural America who can help lead and coordinate coverage about rural health care across the newsroom. We are looking for someone who is both a story-idea generator and a keen line editor. We want someone who can mentor reporters, run a team, produce a monthly newsletter, and write stories of their own. We want a sharp journalist who can help find, shape, and distribute the important and undercovered stories about the health care issues affecting rural America in all its diversity, telling stories for those who live there and those who don’t.

We want energetic and creative leaders who want to be part of a fast-growing newsroom and can collaborate with editors, reporters, and producers across KHN on daily digital and multimedia stories, big projects, investigations, and podcasts for regional and national audiences.

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

We are willing to pay to relocate you, though we’d prefer someone who has ties to the news media across the Upper Midwest or Nevada. 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, clips, and a cover letter explaining how your background matches the job requirements and which state is the best fit for you to [email protected]. Please submit these documents as separate attachments, labeled as “Last Name_First Name_Document Title,” and include “Rural Health Editor/Correspondent” 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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