The Health 202 Reporter

7 days left

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 03, 2021
Closes
May 13, 2021
Ref
JR-90272285
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 is looking for a reporter to anchor The Health 202, our must-read newsletter that delivers health policy news and analysis to Washington insiders. 

  

This reporter will be responsible for writing an agenda-setting piece at the top of the newsletter, as well as working with a researcher to identify other items that are newsy and surprising. Candidates should be able to discern quickly which topics are most important, know how to frame issues within broad contexts and meet daily deadlines. The reporter should aim to break news important to the insider audience, while also writing in a conversational, engaging way.

  

Experience in health policy is required. The ideal candidate will have some experience covering Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services. The position requires working a Sunday-through-Thursday schedule, as well as early mornings. 

   

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, it will not be eligible for remote work. 

  

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. 

  

Candidates should upload a cover letter, résumé and three examples of the work outlined above (as PDFs, with web links if applicable) to our job portal by May 10. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Power Post Editor Rachel Van Dongen, Deputy Newsletter Editor Paige Winfield Cunningham, National Editor Steven Ginsberg, and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and 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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