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We are looking for a reporter who wants to land powerful stories about the U.S. health care system’s inequities, weaknesses and gaps in oversight. Few topics affect readers as much as health care, and we want someone who is passionate about exploring the system’s winners and losers.
We’re not looking for a reporter to cover mergers, earnings or incremental developments in the debate about the Affordable Care Act. Your job will be to do enterprising, hard-hitting stories on health care that make news. Your work should hold powerful people accountable and expose the real-life consequences of their decisions.
ProPublica has been a pioneer in melding investigative stories with popular news applications that give consumers tools to ask their own health care providers critical questions. These include Dollars for Docs, Prescriber Checkup and Surgeon Scorecard. We’re hoping to find someone who wants to build on that.
We’re looking for someone who:
- Has a track record of aggressive reporting and landing revelatory stories about abuses of power
- Has experience reporting on health care, though we’re also interested in hearing from those who have fresh ideas about ways to do so
- Aches to do stories that are both important and powerfully told
- Is truly excited about all the ways we can do journalism nowadays: from deep data-digging, to working with readers, to marrying narrative and investigative forms
- Really likes working with others. Everybody at ProPublica has their own superpower, whether it’s sourcing, document-diving, data, engagement or design. And we do our best work together.
We know there are great candidates who won’t fit everything we’ve described above, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
What you should send us:
The most important part by far is your past work. Send us your best stories, even if they aren’t about health care. We’d also like you to submit a memo that describes how you’d approach the health care beat at ProPublica. What specific stories might you do? Tell us how you would execute them. How should they be told? How would you imagine achieving impact? Show us how you think.
If all of this sounds exciting to you, apply using this form.
The jobs are full time and include benefits. We are based in New York, but open to remote-working if the fit is right.
The deadline for applications is Dec. 8.