Health Care Reporter

Connecticut Mirror, Hartford, Connecticut

Date PostedNovember 25, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtyHealth/Science
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$60,000 to $65,000
Websitehttp://www.CTMirror.org
Description:

The Connecticut Mirror (www.CTMirror.org), an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit digital news site, is seeking a reporter to cover health care, health care policy and social services in Connecticut with an emphasis on consumer impact and government accountability.

This reporter will be based in Hartford, but much of the coverage will be focused on people outside the Capitol who are affected by state and federal policy decisions, the evolving health care industry, the politics of health care, and issues of health care equity.

The Mirror focuses on enterprise that brings in-depth understanding of complex issues and captures the high-stakes human impact of health care policy. But this reporter should regularly bring expertise and perspective to daily stories and developments as well.

While most of this reporter’s energies will be devoted to the health care beat, he or she should be prepared to contribute to legislative, budget, election or other coverage when needed.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of health reporting;
  • Health policy knowledge or interest in becoming a policy expert;
  • Familiarity with major health topics, such as the ACA, Medicaid, Medicare, health legislation and regulation, and public health;
  • Strong, quick and clear writing on and off deadline;
  • Demonstrated ability to blend personal stories with policy to produce strongly written enterprise stories;
  • Knowledge of the legislative process;
  • The ability to collaborate and work well as part of a team;
  • Familiarity with using social media (Facebook and Twitter) and SEO to build audience;
  • An interest in exploring different ways to present information (graphics, data, explainers, lists, Q&As);
  • Strong organizational and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of other social services subject areas is a plus.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes healthcare and dental insurance and a 401(k) plan.

Please send a resume and three to five samples of your work to Elizabeth Hamilton, editor, at ehamilton@ctmirror.org.  No phone calls please.

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