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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Blog About Health

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Blog About Health

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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. You can also find updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities and projects.

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Featured Listing

Health Editor/Blogger, KQED Inc.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Status: Full Time/10-month contract
Medium: Radio, Online

"KQED is currently seeking a top flight journalist with specialties in reporting or editing health related news to step into a new role as our Health Editor/Blogger. In this role you will produce blog posts related to the health of Californians and their communities as well as coordinate the work of up to 12 Community Correspondents who blog from throughout the state on local community health issues. The successful candidate will be charged with building the online following and contributing to other online and broadcast news and public affairs presentations on KQED. Our ideal candidate will have:

• A minimum of 5 years journalism experience
• Demonstrated understanding of health issues
• Excellent skills in reporting and writing for the web, blogs and/or print
• Excellent news judgment
• Demonstrated ability to guide novice writers
• The ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people with competing priorities and deadlines

KQED is looking to continue to build the outstanding programming we already have and add new health related coverage to our lineup. This position is a 10 month long grant funded opportunity beginning September 1, 2011."


New Job and Internship Listings

Writer/Editor, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Status: Two-month contract
Medium: Online

Writing Intern, Blueprint: 4 Health (via Ed2010)
Location: Unspecified
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Healthcare Writer/Editor, unspecified cancer foundation (via reader submission)
Location: Marina del Rey, CA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online


Fellowships and Grants

George Polk Grants for Investigative Reporting, Long Island University
Eligibility: Applicants should have a proven track record as an investigative reporter. Special consideration will be given to journalists who have been laid off or are no longer employed by a news organization.
Deadline: Unspecified
From the Website: This program is intended as a resource for the reporter who always has wanted to dig into a particular topic or who has developed useful expertise – who knows "where the bodies are buried" – on a matter of public interest that may be local, national or international in scope. Grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000, depending on the duration and complexity of the proposed project."

MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellows Program
Eligibility: All journalists are eligible to apply (except for past recipients of this MetLife Fellowship).
Deadline: July 29, 2011
From the Website: "The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and New America Media (NAM) are welcoming applications - from journalists who cover issues in aging and/or who work for ethnic media outlets - for the second year of a joint fellowship program underwritten by the MetLife Foundation."

Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship, The Commonwealth Fund
Eligibility: Mid-career health services researchers or practitioners who are U.S. citizens and have completed a master's degree or doctorate (or the equivalent thereof) in health services research, health administration, health policy, or a related discipline. Applicants should demonstrate expertise in health policy issues and track record of informing health policy through research, policy analysis, health services, or clinical leadership.
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2011
From the Website: "This program offers a unique opportunity for outstanding, mid-career U.S. professionals-academics, government officials, clinical leaders, decision makers in managed care and other private health care organizations, and journalists-to spend up to 10 months in Australia conducting research and working with Australian health policy experts on issues relevant to both countries."

California Health Journalism Fellowship, USC Annenberg California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships
Eligibility: Open to professional journalists from print, broadcast, and online media in California, including freelancers. Applicants need not be full time health reporters, but they need to have a passion for health news (broadly defined).
Included: All-expenses paid seminars in Los Angeles, mentoring for completion of reporting project
Deadline: Aug. 26, 2011
From the Website: "During the Fellowship sessions, Fellows get plenty of time to discuss with experts, and with each other, strategies for covering health news with authority and sophistication. Between the two sessions and for three months after the second session, Fellows confer by phone and e-mail with veteran journalists who guide them through work on major Fellowship projects. The Fellowship will meet from November 17-20, 2011 in Los Angeles and from February 23-25, 2012."

Spring 2012 Global Health Fellowship, International Reporting Project
Eligibility: U.S. journalists with at least five years of professional experience in any medium.
Deadline: Oct. 3, 2011
From the Website:"The International Reporting Project (IRP) is offering up to five IRP Fellowships for U.S. journalists to report on global health topics such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, maternal and child health or new scientific research aimed at reducing the impact of global diseases. The nine-week reporting Fellowships will begin in mid-February 2012 and extend through mid-April 2012. Fellows will spend two weeks in Washington at the IRP offices preparing for their overseas trips and then five weeks reporting on their chosen health topics in the country of their choice. Fellows will return to Washington for a final two weeks of reporting and presentations of their findings."


Educational Opportunities

Workshop: Reporting on Intimate Partner Violence, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Eligibility: Apply for consideration; due date: Sept. 26, 2011 at 5 p.m. EST
Program: The workshop, supported by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will take place October 21 and 22, 2011 at the Columbia Journalism School in New York.
From the Website: "The workshop will feature a wide range of national and local mental health and policy experts, award-winning journalists, educators and prevention advocates. It will include background briefings as well as specialized reporting skills training to enhance journalists' capacity to report on relationship violence knowledgeably, ethically and effectively. It will examine these issue across diverse communities and special populations including teenagers, immigrants and refugees; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals."



Health Care in the States, NPR News and Kaiser Health News
Eligibility: Experienced public radio news reporters currently employed by an NPR Member Station
Deadline: Aug. 19, 2011
From the Website:"Health Care in the States will give up to 24 NPR Member Station reporters the opportunity to spend several months diving more deeply into health care issues affecting their communities and the nation. The project will empower partnering stations to expand and deepen their health-care coverage, surface more local stories for NPR coverage, and make often-complicated national health care issues understandable and relatable to their audiences."

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