Posted on: December 07, 2017
St. Louis Public Radio is looking for an inquisitive and savvy reporter to cover health policy. Our coverage area includes major academic medical centers, rural mining towns, and high-poverty neighborhoods where a resident's life expectancy is 18 years shorter than that of their peers just a few miles away. You'll cover the health implications of decisions in Missouri's state legislature, which voted down Medicaid expansion and has approved some of the strictest abortion laws in the country. And you'll meet some of the most tenacious grassroots organizations working to improve health outcomes in the metro area.
St. Louis is a fascinating microcosm of the deepest issues facing the nation today, and it's a great place to be a health policy reporter.
We're looking for someone with deep knowledge of health, health care policy and research. A passion for reporting on pure science and environmental stories would be nice to have, too. The ideal candidate should have a record of journalistic excellence, a passion for storytelling and enthusiasm for digging in to complicated issues.
The ideal candidate will:
A Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, science or a related field is required. The candidate must have a minimum of three years reporting experience in a professional newsroom. Successful previous public radio reporting and digital editing experience is desirable.
To be considered for this job, please include with your online application:
If you have questions about the Health Reporter job, call: (314) 516-7353.
For complete job posting and benefits information, please visit The University of Missouri - St. Louis Careers page. Apply online only. Job ID: 24546.