Senior Health Reporter (US-based)
The Fuller Project is the award-winning global nonprofit newsroom dedicated to groundbreaking reporting on women, to raise awareness, expose injustice and spur accountability.
Our correspondents in the US and around the globe rigorously report on untold stories and the interconnected issues affecting women and their communities everywhere. Our reporting often leads the news cycle and is published in prominent outlets, bringing the full story to a large and diverse audience.
Since 2015, our team has published hundreds of articles and reached millions of readers. In 2020 alone, we reported on health-related stories such as: a series on childcare issues affecting working mothers during Covid-19, on mental health for women in a California state prison, and the pandemic exacerbating the crisis in Black maternal mortality in Wisconsin.
About the role:
We are seeking an experienced US-based Senior Health Reporter who can help us tell untold stories about women’s health, find gendered angles to mainstream health topics, and report on the healthcare system and its effect on women, in particular women from communities often overlooked by traditional healthcare systems. This role focuses on stories in the US.
The Health Reporter will report to our Deputy Editor and can be based anywhere in the U.S. We prefer candidates who are embedded within their local communities and understand how to apply national health issues to a local context. You should apply for this role if you have written stories such as: healthcare access in immigrant communities across the US, maternal health for women of color, mental health of income insecure women during Covid-19, climate-caused health issues for women and their families.
The ideal candidate shares a passion for our mission, has experience working in a newsroom, is deadline-focused and entrepreneurial, sees trends and can identify stories for longer-range coverage, and is constantly asking themselves, “Whose voice is missing from the conversation? What is the historical or systemic context surrounding this issue? How can I go deeper?” Ideal candidates will also have the following background and skills:
- Deep understanding of the US healthcare landscape, coverage and trends
- Ability to apply that understanding to women and communities often left out of the mainstream narrative
- Proven track record of reporting on unheard stories related to health
- Strong narrative reporter; investigative experience a plus
- Deep source network of both health experts and women from communities often overlooked by traditional healthcare systems
- Works well with other reporters and enjoys sharing a byline
- Willingness to receive and act on feedback and edits
- Passionate for and demonstrated commitment to the mission and core values of The Fuller Project
- Ability to deal with ambiguity and work independently in a remote environment
- Ability to work productively in a non-partisan environment, guided by journalism ethics, and in nonprofit newsroom
This position can work remotely from anywhere in the US. This is a full-time staff role with benefits, including:
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience
- Health insurance
- Paid parental leave
- Retirement plan
- Generous vacation policy, plus flexible and inclusive holiday schedule
- Phone and communications stipend
- Technology benefits, such as a company-provided laptop
- A commitment to an inclusive and diverse work culture
- Professional learning and development opportunities
How to Apply
If you are interested in the role, please submit three published stories that exemplify your experience reporting on these topics and be prepared to pitch us stories that we haven’t yet covered. In addition, please write a cover letter including your feedback on our work, your specific interest in this role and the connection between your experiences and these responsibilities here.
The Fuller Project is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity of all forms in our newsroom. We welcome candidates of all gender identities to apply.
Interested candidates should apply online by April 2.