Kaiser Health News seeks a Midwest correspondent

November 23, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation), the nonprofit health policy analysis, polling and journalism organization, is seeking a correspondent to join the staff of Kaiser Health News, its editorially independent newsroom distributing in-depth coverage of health and health policy issues across the country. KHN has a vibrant and ambitious staff based in Washington, DC, California, and across the South, Midwest, and Mountain West.

We are seeking a journalist with a strong interest in exposing the problems — and possible solutions — to one of the most pressing concerns of Americans: their health care. We are looking for a reporter who can write strong stories on state and regional struggles over health care that can be amplified for a national audience. We want edgy scoops; we want analyses; we want lively people-centric features. Our focus is on accountability and how our health system (of lack thereof) plays out on the lives of Americans. We want you to help infuse our coverage with rapid-fire reporting and thoughtful writing on the big issues affecting diverse populations in the Midwest. 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.

We are hoping to find self-starters who are a constant fountain of ideas and have the skills to turn their bulletproof reporting into compelling reads. We’d like you to have four or more years of experience (preferably with experience covering health issues). Knowing how to tell stories with data is a plus. Since the corporations that control our health care and the government programs and regulations that finance and shape it are a big part of the story, knowledge of business and policy are extremely helpful.

We want a journalist who wants to be part of an ambitious and fast-growing organization and can collaborate and contribute to daily digital and multimedia stories, big projects, investigations, and podcasts.

We have a strong preference for a journalist who can be based in Missouri, especially in St. Louis. We are willing to pay to relocate you, though we’d prefer people who already have ties and sources in the region. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, and we have enviable health insurance and retirement benefits.

To apply, go here.

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