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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Business media seek health reporters

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Business media seek health reporters

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This week, we've found a variety of trade publications and specialty media outlets seeking reporters to cover health care beats. Also highlighted are listings for a freelance web producer and part-time internship. In addition, please find the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

Featured listing:

Healthcare Reporter, Crain's Chicago Business
Location: Chicago, IL
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print

"For over 30 years, Crain's Chicago Business has been the premier source of local business news and information for the Chicago area's influential business executives. Every week Crain's print edition delivers scoop-oriented articles, enlightening features and invaluable industry rankings. Crain's award-winning website, ChicagoBusiness.com, is an essential online tool for news, information and statistics about doing business in Chicago.

Crain's Chicago Business is seeking a reporter to cover healthcare businesses in the Chicago area. The beat encompasses hospitals, health insurers, medical practices, pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers. Ideal candidate must have a track record of breaking news, developing sources at all levels, and crafting engaging, personality-driven features. Sharp news judgment, competitiveness, skepticism, and the ability to turn stories quickly for print and online are required. This reporter must be able to interact with senior corporate executives, and represent Crain's effectively in the business community."

 

New Job and Internship Listings

Reporter, Modern Healthcare
Location: Chicago, IL
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print

West Coast Reporter, Scrip Group (via Gorkana)
Location: California (work from home)
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Editor, California HealthCare Foundation
Location: Oakland, CA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print, Online

Assistant Web Producer, Health.com (via Ed2010)
Location: New York, NY
Status: Freelance
Medium: Online

Publications Intern, American Diabetes Association
Location: Alexandria, VA
Status: Part Time
Medium: Print

 

Fellowships and Grants

The California Story Fund, California Council for the Humanities
Eligibility: Applicants should have California tax-exempt organizational status or partner with a California tax-exempt sponsor organization as a fiscal agent and be in good standing with CCH. California Story Fund projects must meet various criteria.
Deadline: June 15, 2011 at 5 p.m.
From the Website: "The purpose of CSF is to capture genuine and compelling stories from and about California's diverse communities, and to ensure that those stories can be shared widely. Telling our stories can help us make sense of our existence, give us a window into other people's lives, and make us feel part of something larger than ourselves. Sharing personal and communal narratives can enhance our understanding of where we live, with whom we live, and why we live the way we do. The Council seeks proposals for story-based projects that are informed by humanities perspectives, methods, and content; that reveal the realities of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories; and that will be of interest to local, statewide, and potentially even national and global audiences."

Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship, The Commonwealth Fund
Eligibility: Mid-career health services researchers or practitioners who are U.S. citizens and have completed a master's degree or doctorate (or the equivalent thereof) in health services research, health administration, health policy, or a related discipline. Applicants should demonstrate expertise in health policy issues and track record of informing health policy through research, policy analysis, health services, or clinical leadership.
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2011
From the Website: "This program offers a unique opportunity for outstanding, mid-career U.S. professionals-academics, government officials, clinical leaders, decision makers in managed care and other private health care organizations, and journalists-to spend up to 10 months in Australia conducting research and working with Australian health policy experts on issues relevant to both countries."

California Health Journalism Fellowship, USC Annenberg California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships
Eligibility: Open to professional journalists from print, broadcast, and online media in California, including freelancers. Applicants need not be full time health reporters, but they need to have a passion for health news (broadly defined).
Included: All-expenses paid seminars in Los Angeles, mentoring for completion of reporting project
Deadline: Aug. 26, 2011
From the Website: "During the Fellowship sessions, Fellows get plenty of time to discuss with experts, and with each other, strategies for covering health news with authority and sophistication. Between the two sessions and for three months after the second session, Fellows confer by phone and e-mail with veteran journalists who guide them through work on major Fellowship projects."

 

Educational Opportunities

Rural Health Journalism Workshop 2011, Association of Health Care Journalists
Eligibility: AHCJ members (apply via website)
Program: The workshop will take place June 3, 2011 and includes breakfast and lunch.
From the Website:"Even if your newsroom is in a bustling city, there are untold rural health stories down the road. So join us in St. Louis for this special one-day, no-fee workshop to help you find and cover health stories in rural America."

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