Content Strategy Manager, Kaiser Health News

Location: Washington, D.C. or San Francisco, CA
Status: Full-Time; Term position through December 2021 with possibility of extension
Program Area: Kaiser Health News

About the Job:

KFF, the non-profit health policy analysis, polling and journalism organization, is seeking a Content Strategy Manager to join the staff of Kaiser Health News (KHN), its editorially independent newsroom distributing in-depth coverage of health issues across the country. Kaiser Health News, an ambitious and growing provider of news on health care politics, policy and business, is creating this new position to expand the distribution of our news. You will help build a structure for analytics-informed decision-making in order to identify underserved markets and the best new platforms for presenting our unique and original articles, broadcasts and graphics to an even larger audience.

This is an ideal position for someone in the early stages of their career who has a flair for marketing a unique product. KHN has a team of more than 50 reporters and editors across the United States producing content about the problems of the American health care system and its possible solutions. While KHN has a vibrant and ambitious staff based primarily in Washington, D.C., and California, we have recently established a Midwest Bureau and have staffed up in Colorado.

Our content is provided free to any media outlet and is used by hundreds of them. Our primary partners for our award-winning content include major national news organizations like NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today. Scores of regional and local news outlets also pick up our stories under a Creative Commons license. But we need to go further and deeper to reach different kinds of audiences and in different ways whether it is through mobile devices, commercial radio or intelligent home devices, particularly in the Midwest and in Colorado and the surrounding states. We don’t run ads, and we don’t chase clicks. But we do want to measure our impact and extend our reach in creative ways.

What We Are Looking For:

This is a completely new position for us to bring more analytics and strategy to our distribution efforts, so you’ll be defining the job. Ideally, we’d want someone who has:

  • Skills to develop a product strategy that advances KHN’s mission
  • Product management experience, ideally at a news organization
  • An ability to use data to influence product strategy and present that data to editors
  • Strong skills in data analysis and interpretation and an eagerness to adapt analytics platforms for our distribution model
  • Reasonable technical background to understand demands of infrastructure technologies
  • A record of successfully launching new products
  • An ability to create roadmaps or project plans
  • A knack for early recognition and appraisal of new digital product news platforms
  • A willingness to serve as an in-house expert on analytics tools and track analytics from third party platforms like Apple News and Flipboard.

More about KHN and KFF:

KFF (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) – a nonprofit organization – is a leader in health policy analysis, polling and survey research, and health journalism, and is dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues. KFF serves as a nonpartisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. It has no connection with Kaiser Permanente.

KHN is an editorially independent program of KFF. With a staff of more than 50 reporters, editors, web producers, and photographers/videographers in D.C. and California, plus freelance columnists, animators, web developers, photographers, and videographers around the nation, KHN is committed to in-depth reporting on health policy news.

KHN provides this coverage on khn.org as well as in partnership with other news organizations, including NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and a host of other media outlets. All material is provided free of charge. In addition to publishing in-depth articles on new developments in the health care system and on national and local health care initiatives and debates, KHN also produces daily briefings summarizing news coverage of health policy. For more than a decade, these reports have provided readers with daily updates on how the media are covering U.S. health care policy.

This full-time position is based in KFF’s Washington, DC office or its San Francisco, CA headquarters. This is a term position through December 2021 with the possibility of extension, and offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, and references as separate attachments to jobs@kff.org labeling your documents “Last Name_First Name_Document Title” and writing “Content Strategy Manager” in the email heading. No phone inquiries please.

KFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider for employment all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law.