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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Jobs in Online Health Media

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Jobs in Online Health Media

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Highlighted this week: opportunities for health editors and reporters at three online media outlets, including Yahoo! and POLITICO. In addition, find the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Featured Listing:

Senior Health Editor, Yahoo!
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

"Yahoo! Health is seeking a creative, versatile editor to create and manage the editorial calendar, source and program content for editorial modules and sponsorships, liaise with content partners and expert bloggers, and work to keep the health site fresh, informative, and editorially aligned with our audiences.

The ideal candidate will have a feel for what works on the Web, a grasp of the online health information and health care competitive landscape, and a passion for health and lifestyles content, including pop culture elements. Candidate should be flexible, quick-thinking, energetic, efficient, and able to work independently under pressure while maintaining attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining up-to-date schedules and editorial calendars
  • Editing expert columnists/bloggers and cultivate compelling story ideas within their topic areas
  • Pitching and promoting Yahoo! Health content to
  • Supervising production of content in the CMS
  • Liaising with and managing content partners
  • Analyzing audience metrics that inform editorial decisions
  • Supervising social media marketing and promotions
  • Working with product managers, content producers and other cross-functional teams to meet deadlines and coordinate site events and updates

Yahoo! is the premier digital media company. We deliver your world, your way by creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most – across devices and around the globe. And it's the Yahoos behind the scenes who make this all possible. We are energetic, idea-driven people who are passionate about shaping the future of the digital world. So if this sounds like you, come show us what you've got."


New Job and Internship Listings

Healthcare Reporter, POLITICO Pro
Location: Arlington, VA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

News Content Specialist/Editor, HEALTHeCAREERS Network
Location: San Francisco, 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."

Fund for Environmental Journalism
Eligibility: Applicants should be journalists working independently or on staff of a for-profit or non-profit news organization. SEJ membership is not required.
Deadline: July 15, 2011
From the Website: SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism accepts applications for grants of up to $3,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures. The purpose of the FEJ is to provide incentives and support to qualified journalists and news organizations to enhance the quantity and quality of environmental journalism."

2011 Dart Ochberg Fellowships, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Eligibility: Print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years of full-time experience.
Deadline: July 27, 2011
From the Website: "An intensive program, to be held in Baltimore Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, designed to help mid-career journalists improve coverage of traumatic events. Fellows attend an intensive weeklong seminar program, including briefings by leading interdisciplinary experts in the trauma field and discussions with journalist colleagues, and attend the annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The fellowship covers all travel and ground expenses while attending the program."

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: Sept. 16, 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."



Rethink The Food Label, Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education
Eligibility: Submit designs in JPG format and under 1 MB in size.
Deadline: July 1, 2011
From the Website: "The assignment: Redesign the food label. Incorporate the existing nutrition facts and calorie counts. Or reimagine a label entirely based on food quality, food justice, or lesser-known chemosensory characteristics. Consider a food's carbon footprint or its cultural significance. Above all, make the redesigned label informative, instructive, and memorable."

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