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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Break Healthcare News in Tech-Speak

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Break Healthcare News in Tech-Speak

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In addition to a new crop of editor and reporter listings across the United States, we feature an opportunity for a dynamic tech blogger to cover the healthcare beat with personality. Also, check out the variety of fellowships and awards listed below.

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Featured Listing

Tech Blogger, drchrono
Location: Mountain View, CA
Status: Part Time
Medium: Online

"drchrono is built around a strong personality. All the copy, from every word in the email newsletters to the web copy, is written in that voice, pushing forward our feeling of playfulness and excitement. We're looking for a talented tech blogger to help talk about all things tech in healthcare. Your writing skills should be incredible, your comedic sensibilities strong and you should have writting experience. This is a pretty huge and meaty role - you will play a big role in succinctly defining and talking about how technology influnces healthcare. Please submit your resume and a couple sample pieces. If your background looks like a match, we'll send over a quick assignment for you to work on."


New Job and Internship Listings

Senior Communications Manager, Public Health Institute
Location: Oakland, CA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Other

Website Editor/Writer, American Academy of Neurology
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Associate Editor, (via mediabistro)
Location: Waltham, MA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Technology and Health Reporter, Newsday Media Group (via PoynterOnline)
Location: Melville, NY
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print, Online

Special Projects Editor, Men's Health & Women's Health, Rodale
Location: New York, NY
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Health & Wellness Reporter/Editor, U.S. News & World Report (via JournalismJobs)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Content Editor/Writer, SS+K (via mediabistro)
Location:New York, NY
Status: Freelance/Project Basis
Medium: Online

Freelance Blogger, State of Health Blog, KQED News (via submission)
Location: California
Status: Freelance
Medium: Online


Fellowships and Grants

Juvenile Justice Journalism Fellowships, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York
Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from journalists, editors and columnists from print, broadcasting or online media outlets, and from a variety of beats relating to juvenile and criminal justice.
Deadline: March 16, 2012
From the Website: "The Symposium will bring selected Fellows together with the principal players in the juvenile justice system, including juvenile justice practitioners, scholars, judges and other legal authorities, public officials, NGO leaders, activists, and former youth offenders for candid discussions, intensive briefings and roundtable dialogues on juvenile justice law and policy, and their impact on troubled youth."

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, The Carter Center
Eligibility: Applicants must have at least three years of experience in print or electronic journalism (writing, reporting, editing, producing, filmmaking).
Deadline: April 16, 2012
From the Website: "The Carter Center Mental Health Program in Atlanta, GA provides six one-year fellowships for U.S. journalists to report on a selected topic regarding mental health or mental illnesses. The Fellowships are designed to increase accurate reporting on mental health issues and decrease incorrect, stereotypical information. Each journalist awarded will receive a $10,000 stipend."



SEJ 2012 Awards for Reporting on the Environment, Society of Environmental Journalists
Eligibility: Reporters who cover health, politics, science, energy, local government or any other beat are encouraged to enter their work on environmental subjects.
Deadline: April 2, 2012
From the Website: "SEJ's 10th annual journalism contest recognized outstanding environmental coverage in six categories, each with cash prizes. This year, SEJ has added a category for Photojournalism. Up to five photographs on one or more environmental topics, published between March 1, 2011 and Feb. 29, 2012."

National Journalism Awards, Asian American Journalists Association
Eligibility: You do not need to be an AAJA member to submit an entry.
Deadline: April 20, 2012
From the Website: "AAJA's National Journalism Awards, established in 1989, recognize and encourage excellence among journalists and outstanding coverage of Asian American and Pacific Islander issues. These awards demonstrate the ability of journalists--AAPI and otherwise--to cover the news with authority, sensitivity, insight and an eye towards diversity."

The Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism, The Endocrine Society
Eligibility: Open to all credentialed journalists in print (both "hard" and electronic) or broadcast.
Deadline: Contact Aaron Lohr:
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Sidney Award, The Sidney Hillman Foundation
Eligibility: The Sidney is awarded monthly to a piece published in a magazine, newspaper, on a news site, or a blog in the United States. Television and radio segments broadcast in the United States are also eligible, as are published photography series.
Deadline: Deadlines are the last Friday of the month in which the piece was published/aired. In the case of magazines, please nominate according to the issue date on the publication, not when it first appeared.
From the Website: "For more than 50 years, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has awarded, annually, the prestigious Hillman Prizes in Journalism. In 2009, the Foundation inaugurated the Sidney, a monthly award for an outstanding piece of socially-conscious journalism. We are looking for commentary and investigative work in service of the common good."



Health Journalism 2012: Freelance PitchFest, Association of Health Care Journalists
Eligibility: You must be a professional journalist, an AHCJ member and already registered for the conference to sign up for PitchFest appointments.
Deadline:Sign ups will open at 10 a.m. Central time on Friday, March 23.
From the Website: "Editors from some of the top magazines, newspapers and websites are coming to Atlanta to meet you! Bring your best ideas to the AHCJ Freelance PitchFest. This session has been created to give you an opportunity to sit down and discuss your ideas one-on-one with editors from selected publications."


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