Health Care Reporter, D.C.

We are not currently accepting applications for this position.

We’re hiring an investigative reporter to cover health care, looking deeply at how policy decisions made by the federal government have life-and-death consequences. It’s a role designed for someone hard-charging and mission-driven, someone who can cut through jargon and comb through data to find the human stories the country needs to know.

We’re looking for a reporter who:

  • Has a track record of aggressive reporting on government and landing revelatory stories.
  • Aches to report stories that are both important and powerfully told.
  • Has sources in Washington agencies or the determination to make them.
  • Is truly excited about all the possible 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. And we do our best work together.

Applicants should show a consistent track record of persistence, resourcefulness and determination to get inside places where they are not welcomed. Washington experience is a plus. Many of our reporters were not previously “investigative reporters,” and you don’t need to be either.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what 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. (Here is a breakdown of our staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

If all of this sounds exciting to you, please apply using this form. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. PST, Nov. 22.

This job is full time and includes benefits. The position will be based in our Washington office, but we’re open to remote working if the fit is right. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Questions? Send them to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

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