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Missouri Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Status: Full-Time
Program Area: Kaiser Health News

About the Job:

KFF, the non-profit health policy analysis, polling and journalism organization, is seeking a St. Louis-based correspondent to join the staff of Kaiser Health News (KHN), its editorially independent newsroom distributing in-depth coverage of health issues across the country. While KHN has a vibrant and ambitious staff based primarily in Washington, D.C. and California, we are expanding to provide more coverage of states and the American health care industry in the Midwest.

We are seeking a journalist with a strong interest in health and health policy to produce stories on state and regional struggles over health care for both local and national audiences. We want scoops; we want analyses; we want lively people-centric features. We want you to help infuse our coverage with rapid-fire reporting and thoughtful writing on the big issues affecting people in Missouri and the surrounding region. Your job is to make sense of policy-making and politics and changes in the health system – and more. Be a journalist wonk, but be one who sees the humanity of this job.

We are hoping to find a self-starter who is a constant fountain of ideas. We’d like you to have four or more years of experience (preferably with significant experience covering health issues). Knowing how to tell stories with data is a plus.

We want someone who wants to be part of an ambitious and fast-growing organization and who can collaborate and contribute on daily stories, big projects, investigations and podcasts working with our editors based in D.C.

Tell us why you want to work at this great organization and why no one else could do this job better than you could. We’re excited to hear from you.

We are also willing to consider candidates who would need to relocate to St. Louis, though we’d prefer a prefer a person who already has sources and knowledge of issues in the region.

More about KFF and KHN:

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.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@kff.org labeling your documents “Last Name_First Name_Document Title”. Please write “Missouri Correspondent” in the email heading. And please be sure to tell us all your relevant skills, highlighting those that will impress us. No phone inquiries please.

We are, of course, an Equal Opportunity Employer. KFF 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.