Health & Environment Enterprise Reporter

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati, Ohio

Date Posted September 19, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Not Specified


Health & Environment Enterprise Reporter

Job details:

Health care and the environment affect everyone, and The Enquirer is looking for an enterprise reporter who can help our audiences understand these complex topics and how they affect their readers’ daily lives.

This rich beat touches on the business of health care, the patient/consumer experience, public health and the relationship between the environment and health outcomes. The ideal candidate will focus on stories that matter to our audience and have impact – from helping readers made health decisions to prompting legislative change.

The Greater Cincinnati region has five hospital systems and a nationally recognized children’s hospital and has attracted millions in federal funding for medical research. Topics for which our readers are passionate about include vaccines and other postpandemic issues; air and water quality in the Ohio River valley; mental health, particularly among children; cost and accessibility of health care; and health disparities among disadvantaged communities.

About The Enquirer:

The Enquirer, founded in 1851 The Greater Cincinnati market includes communities in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky. With major league sports (go Bengals!), a blossoming food and craft beer scene, hundreds of parks, world-class performing arts and five Fortune 500 companies, Cincinnati offers the amenities of a big city with the comfort and charm of a small town.


  • Produce sensitive, insightful coverage that accurately informs and engages multiple audiences, providing a news product that offers context and diverse points of view.
  • Use metrics and analytics to increase digital audience and engagement and grow digital subscriptions.
  • Be courageous about experimentation and deliberate about evolving policy. Identify enterprise opportunities and chase them with passion.
  • Leverage diverse tools, text, images and video to reach readers in print, digital and on social media.
  • Be a team player who likes to collaborate with coworkers.
  • Pitch in with stories on other topics and perform other duties as necessary.
  • On occasion, work extended hours, evenings, weekends and holidays, at times unexpectedly as news happens.


  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in communications, journalism or equivalent in experience and education.
  • At least 3 years of professional journalism experience.
  • Solid news judgment.
  • Attention to detail and a fierce commitment to accuracy and fairness.
  • Top-notch planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Understanding of metrics, social media and SEO.
  • Command of AP Style, media law and principles of ethical conduct.
  • Self-motivation and self-direction.
  • Ability to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check, motor vehicle record check & drug screen.     

Application Instructions:

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order: 

  1. Your resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role. 

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.