State Health Policy Reporter

State of Reform, Salt Lake City, Austin, Dallas, Seattle, Denver or Phoenix, United States

Date Posted November 19, 2019
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Politics
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable




State Health Policy Reporter

Since 2011, State of Reform has been one of the primary digital outlets for state level health policy, politics and market activity in select states in the Western United States.  Today, State of Reform covers health policy in Washington State, California, Texas, Utah, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado and Arizona. State of Reform also covers some federal health policy.

We’re building a new kind of journalism, built as a digital-first, entrepreneurially-focused outlet with the culture to match. 

We are looking for a health policy reporter to provide coverage in our Southwest Edition, which includes Texas, Utah, Arizona and Colorado.  This person will cover state-level politics, policy and personalities in health care with the thoughtful analysis and context that makes State of Reform unique.

Job description:  The health care reporter will cover policy, state agencies, legislative movement, and market activity. This will include reporting on the personalities and people that make state health policy work: elected officials, lobbyists, and state agency leadership. 

This position will be based in one of the following communities:  Austin, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver or our Seattle HQ.  There will be regular travel throughout the edition, and to Seattle where State of Reform is HQ’d.  Duties for this position include:


Qualifications:  This position will require a set of diverse skills and the ability to manage multiple types of projects. Please address how you meet these qualifications in your cover letter.


To Apply:  This is a full time position.  We offer a competitive compensation package, including health care, retirement and paid time off benefits. 

Most importantly, this is a work place where the right candidate will enjoy the challenges offered and a culture in which one can flourish as a person.  We are building a new kind of journalism and a new kind of civic reporting.  And, we want your help to do it.

If you’d like to apply for a position, please send us your resume, and a cover letter to  In your cover letter, tell us how you’d add to the team, and why you are a fit with us.  Provide writing samples of between 200 and 600 words.  Be prepared to offer references during the interview process.

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