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We’re seeking a key journalism hire!

The USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism is seeking an enterprising and experienced journalism leader to join our team.

Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism in the United States?  Are you passionate about helping journalists investigate and illuminate conditions that cry out for attention in their communities? In this role, you’ll contribute to advancing reporting on health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has starkly highlighted the terrible toll of such inequities. 

Apply to help advance this important and impactful work. 

For more than 16 years, the Center has helped journalists produce ground-breaking reporting on health, health equity and child, youth and family well-being. Reporters in our weeklong Fellowships call the Center a “harbor in the storm,” a place where ambitious work that would otherwise not have been produced is nurtured and supported. 

Our new Manager of Projects will assist the Center for Health Journalism director with managing core programs and developing and new initiatives, including working with our news partners and individual reporters. Applicants should have at least five years of journalism experience, including management experience as an editor, excellent research and communication skills and experience managing journalism projects. We encourage applications from diverse candidates.

Position Job Qualification: 

  • At least five years of journalism experience, including supervisory oversight and newsroom and/or project management. 

  • Knowledgeable about health and social welfare policy. 

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication and skills. 

  • Experienced in supporting the coordination and collaboration required in newsrooms for the successful completion of complex explanatory and investigative reporting projects.

  • Bilingual skills are a plus.      

The Center for Health Journalism is the leading U.S. health journalism nonprofit focused on health;     child, youth and family well-being; and health equity. Founded in 2004, the foundation-funded center provides training programs, newsroom partnerships, reporting grants, mentoring and other resources      for journalists and helps them and their newsrooms produce “impact reporting” that changes laws      and policies and leads to improved community health. The Center embraces an expansive definition of health journalism based on the core idea that our health is shaped by conditions in homes, schools and communities – as well as in health care settings. Learn more about us here

The position is based at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. It comes with excellent health benefits; a transit subsidy; a 401k match; and tuition benefits for staff and family members. Once we emerge from the pandemic, we’ll return to our offices in a 100-year-old Victorian mansion near the USC campus in central Los Angeles, with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick-up services.

You can apply here through the USC Jobs portal.

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Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 

 

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