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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Last Call for National Fellowship Applicants

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Last Call for National Fellowship Applicants

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It's a major weekend for deadlines! There are still a few days left to apply for this year's National Health Journalism Fellowship, Hunt Fund Grant and Packard Foundation Grant. Please also note upcoming deadlines for other fellowships and awards listed. Finally, we've shared a handful of health media job openings nationwide. 

To keep up with the latest discussions on topics relevant to health journalists, follow Career GPS posts and job listings via RSS. To submit a job listing, send me an email at knativid@usc.edu.

 

Featured Listing

Communications Manager, Prevention Institute
Location: Oakland, CA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Other

"Prevention Institute is looking for a seasoned Communications Manager who is deeply committed to improving health and safety and reducing inequities through a focus on prevention. Working under the leadership of senior staff, this position directs the Institute's strategic communications efforts and is responsible for continuing to build our national visibility as a leader in primary prevention.

This position is ideally suited for an agile and persuasive writer and communicator who possesses strong management skills and thrives in a team oriented and fast paced environment. The Institute's approach is interdisciplinary in nature, addressing health and social issues such as community health and health reform, violence and injury prevention, and improving food and activity environments.'

 

New Job and Internship Listings

Communications Manager, Prevention Institute
Location: Oakland, CA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Other

Medical Copy Editor, Entree Health
Location: New York, NY
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print, Online

Scientific Writer/Editor for Public Health and Social Sciences, ICF International
Location: Atlanta, GA
Medium: Print, Online

Web Editor/Producer, Care2.com (via JournalismJobs)
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
Status: Temporary
Medium: Online

Writer/Website Coordinator, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (via JournalismJobs)
Location: Haverford, PA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Junior Medical Editor, IOMEDIA (via craigslist)
Location:New York, NY
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print, Online, Other

Health/Education/Arts Reporter, Columbia Basin Herald (via JournalismJobs)
Location: Haverford, PA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print

Healthcare Communications Intern, WCG Company
Location: New York, NY
Status: Full Time/Fixed Term
Medium: Online

 

Fellowships and Grants

2012 National Health Journalism Fellowship, The California Endowment
Eligibility: Applicants do not need to be full-time health reporters, but should have a demonstrated interest in health issues and must be based in the U.S.
Deadline: April 15, 2012
From the Website: "This program will be especially valuable for journalists interested in topics related to "Health and Place," or how neighborhood and work environments impact health and life expectancy. As part of that exploration, our Fellows will see firsthand how race, ethnicity, and class influence health with trips out in the field from our conference home base, Los Angeles, an international city that has been called a "proving ground" for a multicultural society."

The Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism Grant, The California Endowment
Eligibility: Both employed journalists and freelancers are welcome to apply.
Deadline: April 16, 2012
From the Website: "The Dennis A. Hunt Fund seeks proposals for stories or multimedia projects that illuminate or expose critical community health or community health policy issues. Proposals can focus on a specific health topic or delve into a confluence of circumstances and conditions that impact health, including environment; social class; crime and violence; urban development; access to health resources or the lack thereof; school absenteeism; transportation or city planning, and and disparities in health."

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Journalism Fund Grant, The California Endowment
Eligibility: Applicants need not be fulltime health reporters, but they need to have a passion for children's health news and receive the bulk of their income from journalism.
Deadline: April 15, 2012
From the Website: "Two journalists will be competitively selected as Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Fellows and will spend five days in Los Angeles as part of the National Health Journalism Fellowship, an intensive professional education program that usually admits about 20 journalists. To encourage journalists and their newsrooms to aim high in reporting on health at a time of scarce resources, the Fellowship offers a reporting grant of between $2,000 and $5,000 to support what is expected to be an ambitious explanatory or investigative reporting project on children's health."

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."

 

Awards

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."

Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, Journalism Center on Children & Families
Eligibility: Did you write, report, produce, shoot, or create a powerful piece of journalism/media in 2011 about the lives of children and families in the U.S?
Deadline: April 20, 2012
From the Website: "The awards were created to inspire and recognize exemplary reporting on children and families. Winning stories offer a fresh take on a significant issue, show enterprise in research and reporting and demonstrate masterful storytelling and impact. Judging is conducted by respected journalists and journalism educators."

Ethnic Media Awards for Northern California and the Central Valley, New America Media and KQED
Eligibility: Entries can be print, online or broadcast. All broadcast entries must be under 30 minutes in length.
Deadline: April 27, 2012
From the Website: "Recognizing journalistic excellence, NAM invites news organizations (print, online, radio and television) serving Northern California and/or the Central Valley's ethnic minority and newcomer communities, as well as individuals whose work is published or aired by these media outlets, to submit entries published between January 1, 2011 and March 1, 2012. Entries may be in the language of the publication such as English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Arabic or other relevant languages. Participants are encouraged to include their own translations as needed."

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: alohr@endo-society.org
From the Website: "http://www.endo-society.org/media/Journalism-Award.cfm"

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."

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