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Policy and Politics Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Location: Washington, DC
Status: Full Time, 2-Year Term Position with Possibility of Extension
Program Area: Kaiser Health News

About the Job:

Health care is THE political issue of the day, and Kaiser Health News is hiring a policy and politics correspondent to join our team in DC, focusing on Congress and the agencies and the future of health care in the U.S.

We want someone with a hefty source list who can write clearly and incisively about the people behind the national – and state – struggles over health care. We want scoops; we want analyses. Our reporters know health care. We want you to help infuse our coverage with more rapid-fire reporting on how the deals get made, what the agencies are doing, and what kinds of proposals are bubbling under the surface. Your job is to make sense of policy-making and politics – and more. Be a wonk, but be one who sees the humanity of this job. The position will have a special emphasis on health policy relating to women’s and children’s health. We think this is deeply important to understanding the state and future of US health care.

So we are hoping you have 5+ years’ experience (preferably with significant experience covering health issues). Some knowledge of how to tell stories with data is a plus. How to dig into financial or regulatory records would be good too. We expect you will have a notable social media following. We want someone who wants to be part of an ambitious and fast-growing organization and can collaborate and contribute on daily stories, big projects, investigations and podcasts. We find our days exciting.

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.

More about KFF and KHN:

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a nonprofit organization, is a leader in health policy analysis, polling and survey research, and health journalism, dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues. The Foundation serves as a nonpartisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public.

Kaiser Health News (KHN) is an editorially independent program of the Foundation. With a staff of more than 50 reporters, editors, web producers, and photographers/videographers in DC 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 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 KHN’s Washington, DC newsroom and is a two-year position with the possibility of extension for a longer duration. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, and includes an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to labeling your documents “Last Name_First Name_Document Title”. Please write “Policy and Politics 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. Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.