Health and Wellness Reporters/Columnists

Expiring today

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 16, 2022
Closes
Jun 29, 2022
Ref
JR-90273543
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post has plans to broaden its personal health and wellness coverage by adding up to seven enthusiastic reporters who will generate original, science-based service health journalism across a variety of platforms. Beats may include fitness, mental and behavioral health, sleep, mindfulness, nutrition, relationships, LGBTQ issues, medical costs and health disparities, disability reporting, aging and chronic health issues, as well as general assignment reporting and other health and wellness topics.

What did we miss? Come to us with your ideas for shaping this essential coverage and reimagining health service journalism as readers recalibrate their lives after more than two years of pandemic living.

Positions will include early career, mid-career and senior journalists. We're looking for creative writers with strong reporting skills, an endless supply of ideas, a healthy dose of skepticism and a passion for consumer health stories that can help readers make better decisions about their lives every day.

A science and health background is a plus, but we'll consider writers with varied experiences who can bring a fresh approach to consumer health journalism. Strong candidates will show range in their ability to cover the news, write features, create Q&A's that reflect the questions on readers' minds, offer explanatory journalism and develop enterprise reporting. The ability to take advantage of unique approaches to visual storytelling is essential, and a background in data or visual journalism is a plus.

If you're a collaborative colleague who sees an endless supply of story ideas in all corners of daily life and who wants to create helpful, science-based journalism that is highly relevant to our readers' lives, we want to hear from you.

These jobs will largely be based in Washington, D.C., but alternative locations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work to our jobs portal. Please include a cover letter outlining the beat or coverage areas that most interest you and share a few relevant pitches or experiences that show us how you think about stories. Your cover letter should be addressed to Wellness Editor Tara Parker-Pope and Managing Editor Krissah Thompson.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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