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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Health Communications and Marketing

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Health Communications and Marketing

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Featured this week is a communications and marketing opportunity with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials in Virginia. We also list the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Featured Listing:

Senior Director, Communications and Marketing, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Location: Arlington, VA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Other

"The Senior Director for Communications and Marketing reports to the Chief for Member Services and is responsible for assisting the ASTHO Board of Directors, Executive Director, Executive Management Team, and staff to promote the value of ASTHO and its members through strategic communications, marketing, and media engagement. This position serves on the senior management team, which proactively works to fulfill ASTHO's strategic priorities measured through a balanced scorecard."

 

Fellowships and Grants

George Polk Grants for Investigative Reporting, Long Island University
Eligibility: Applicants should have a proven track record as an investigative reporter. Special consideration will be given to journalists who have been laid off or are no longer employed by a news organization.
Deadline: Unspecified
From the Website: This program is intended as a resource for the reporter who always has wanted to dig into a particular topic or who has developed useful expertise – who knows "where the bodies are buried" – on a matter of public interest that may be local, national or international in scope. Grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000, depending on the duration and complexity of the proposed project."

Fund for Environmental Journalism
Eligibility: Applicants should be journalists working independently or on staff of a for-profit or non-profit news organization. SEJ membership is not required.
Deadline: July 15, 2011
From the Website: SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism accepts applications for grants of up to $3,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures. The purpose of the FEJ is to provide incentives and support to qualified journalists and news organizations to enhance the quantity and quality of environmental journalism."

2011 Dart Ochberg Fellowships, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Eligibility: Print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years of full-time experience.
Deadline: July 27, 2011
From the Website: "An intensive program, to be held in Baltimore Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, designed to help mid-career journalists improve coverage of traumatic events. Fellows attend an intensive weeklong seminar program, including briefings by leading interdisciplinary experts in the trauma field and discussions with journalist colleagues, and attend the annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The fellowship covers all travel and ground expenses while attending the program."

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: Sept. 16, 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. The Fellowship will meet from November 17-20, 2011 in Los Angeles and from February 23-25, 2012."

 

Educational Opportunities

Workshop: Covering Business on Tribal Lands, Native American Journalists Association
Eligibility: Open to all who register via website
Program: The free workshop will take place July 13, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
From the Website: "Reporters will learn the skills to find and cover business stories on tribal lands. Attendees will get tips on how to identify and dissect public documents on private companies and nonprofits, understand federal contracts, and pursue investigative business stories."

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