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Get the latest job listings in health journalism and communications, including speechwriting, newspaper reporting, copy editing, online editing and magazine editing.

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The embattled U.N. World Food Program reports that 13 million people have been affected by drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. It's a huge health story, but how can journalists report on it well?

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If on-air health reporting is your niche, Southern California Public Radio is looking for a health care reporter. We've also highlighted some writer positions at various hospitals and a handful of freelance gigs. In addition, you'll find updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities and projects.

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Journalism program manager for Facebook Vadim Lavrusik shared a health story told via status updates in a Facebook journalism event in downtown Los Angeles last night.

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This week, we bring you opportunities with two health-related foundations seeking communication professionals to manage their initiatives, plus editor and writer positions at online publications.

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Hollenbeck Park is a lovely spot on the east side of Los Angeles. It's an historic place, built in 1982, and has since been a refuge for the evolving communities of Boyle Heights. Imagine a lake and boats and idyllic footbridges. What does any of this have to do with how journalists operate online? Last Friday, I explained the metaphor to this year's National Health Journalism Fellows.

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If you're a health journalist with an expertise in blogging or online communities, see this week's edition for a variety of web-based job listings plus an internship opportunity in health writing.

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This week, we highlight a Healthcare Research Writer-Editor vacancy at Thomson Reuters. Also featured are a variety of print and online opportunities on the East Coast. In addition, find the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Consider this: Mobile phones have created the broadest platform for people to engage with media ever. So if journalists aren't using mobile technology to engage with their audiences, are they missing a huge opportunity to connect efficiently and effectively?

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This week: The Healthy Living section of the Huffington Post seeks a Health News Editor. Also highlighted are opportunities at various online outlets. And as always, we've included the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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