Enterprise and Investigative Reporter – Kaiser Health News

LOCATION: Washington, DC, preferred
STATUS: Full-time, two-year term with possibility of extension
PROGRAM AREA: Kaiser Health News

Position Summary:

KFF, the non-profit health policy analysis, polling and journalism organization, is seeking an Enterprise and Investigative Reporter to join the staff of Kaiser Health News (KHN), its editorially independent newsroom distributing in-depth coverage of health issues across the country. KHN is an ambitious and growing provider of news on health care politics, policy, and business.

The Reporter will join KHN’s Enterprise and Investigative team. The Reporter will produce in-depth enterprise and investigative stories for online publication and suitable for distribution to national and regional media partners. The Reporter will work closely with the project editors and data editors in conceiving and executing assignments. The qualified candidate will report to the Senior Enterprise Project Editor.

This full-time position will ideally be based in Washington, DC, but applicants from elsewhere will be considered as well. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package.


The Reporter will join KHN’s Enterprise and Investigative team and will produce in-depth enterprise and investigative stories for online publication and suitable for distribution to national, regional, and local media partners. Collaborative journalism is fundamental to who we are.

This is a senior position, so familiarity with public records requests and court documents is expected; some facility with data reporting is a plus. Knowledge of health care and/or experience in business journalism is highly useful for joining our award-winning newsroom.  Show us your track record of delivering exclusive and revelatory stories that expose problems and hold people or institutions accountable.

More about KHN and KFF:

KHN is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. With a staff of more than 60 reporters, editors, web producers, and photographers/videographers in DC, Georgia, Missouri, Colorado, Montana and California, plus dozens more freelance journalists, animators, web developers, photographers, and videographers around the nation, KHN is committed to in-depth reporting on health policy news. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF. KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation. 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 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, NBC 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.


To apply for this position please submit the following as separate attachments to jobs@kff.org labeling your documents “Last Name_First Name_Document Title” and including “Enterprise and Investigative Reporter” in the email subject:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • References
  • Supporting materials that include a collection of active links or graphic files demonstrating applicable experience and credentials

KFF has an efficient applicant review process and will contact candidates who have applied for this position and whose qualifications most closely fit the criteria for the job. No phone inquiries please.

It is the policy of KFF to actively promote a diverse and inclusive workplace in every respect, and to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees in every phase of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law.

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