Health Reporter

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, Nevada

Date PostedNovember 09, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://lvrj.com
Description:

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is looking for an ambitious, inquisitive, experienced health-care reporter to join its reporting team. This is an important beat with lots of tentacles, and requires someone with knowledge of national health-care issues. The successful candidate will be able to write about a range of issues including opioid addiction, mental health concerns, challenges of rural health-care and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, this reporter will help chronicle the first years of a new medical school at UNLV. Along with writing regularly for the news sections, this person will contribute to a weekly consumer-focused Health section.

The Review-Journal is investing heavily in its newsroom. News organizations everywhere are cutting back, but we're hiring. We're committed to building a regional journalism powerhouse, attracting top-notch talent and helping journalists grow.

Key duties:

• Produce breaking news copy, features and enterprise content to appear in print and online. Shoot photos and video. Actively participate in social media efforts.

• Prepare content to the highest standards of accuracy, fairness and completeness, and “clean” enough to post online without editing.

• Build personal contacts with Clark County health officials, local hospitals and their staffs. • Perform other duties as assigned. Key attributes: • Excellent reporting and research skills.

• Knowledge of health and medical issues.

• Three years reporting experience.

• Experience with online publishing, social media and video.

• Ability to see beyond the daily news to develop hard-hitting, compelling enterprise.

• Ability to write with verve and make potentially dry public policy stories come alive by finding compelling human angles and real people.

• Experience working with other journalists on team projects.

The Review-Journal is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A drug screening is mandatory. Send resume and a few clips to Peter Johnson, assistant managing editor/news and business, Las Vegas Review-Journal - pjohnson@reviewjournal.com


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