North Carolina Health News, Reporter

North Carolina Health News, Report for America, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Date Posted January 08, 2021
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
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NC Health News launched in January 2012 in response to the disappearance of people to explain this complicated topic. Our reporters each take on multiple roles. Topics include children’s health and Medicaid, oral health, mental health, rural healthcare, environmental health issues and legislative health issues. We’ve been a “virtual” newsroom, with reporters spread across the state. We have a weekly phone-in via Google Hangout and there’s almost constant communication via phone, text, email, Slack, etc. However, we’re renting a physical office in the Triangle to better accommodate meetings and provide a hub for operations.

Open Position

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Beat: gender health and other topics

Position: There are racially significant health disparities in maternal and infant mortality, as well as in women’s health outcomes in NC. This RFA corps member explores these complex issues in the state that spawned the “bathroom bill” and is in need of critical coverage of health care in the LGBTQ community. This reporter also covers prison health. Someone from the queer community or a person of color would be a great asset. This reporter will be trained on the beat during the first month on the job.


This position is sponsored in part by Report for America, a nonprofit journalism organization that helps newsrooms cover under-covered issues.

Skills: Writing; Data

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