Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Apply for an AHCJ-CDC Fellowship

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October 21, 2011

Broadcast, print and online media professionals are wanted to cover health beats and manage health-related programs nationwide this week. Also, a reminder that today is the deadline for the Health Journalism Fellowships sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Featured Listing

Healthcare Reporter, New Hampshire Public Radio (via reader submission)
Location: Concord, NH
Status: Full Time
Medium: Broadcast

New Hampshire Public Radio is seeking an experienced reporter to cover our health beat. NHPR's health beat is a rich opportunity for providing insight into the complex world of health care, universal coverage, and the effects of budget cuts and spending constraints in a recession. This reporter will cover private medical providers, government and nonprofit agencies involved with health care across the state, and will examine the New Hampshire health care in regional and national contexts. Knowledge of New Hampshire and/or New England is a plus. Candidates should have some radio experience, but also be able to write and produce news on multiple digital platforms. An understanding of social media is required; blogging experience and/or multimedia skills are a plus. Non-work opportunities abound. New Hampshire offers a wealth of outdoor recreation, including the White Mountains and the region's rivers and lakes. NHPR offers an excellent benefits package, and we strongly support staff development. More information at, or apply directly to


New Job and Internship Listings

Senior Associate Director of Media Relations, American Hospital Association
Location: Washington, DC
Status: Full Time
Medium: Other

Health Unit Communications Manager, THe RAND Corporation
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Other

Assistant Editor, Quadrant HealthCom Inc. (via mediabistro)
Location: Parsippany, NJ
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print, Online

Healthcare Financial Analyst, Bloomberg
Location: Washington, DC
Status: Full Time
Medium: Newswires

Writer/Editor, UnitedHealth Group
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print, Online

Editorial Assistant, Psychology Press (via mediabistro)
Location: New York, NY
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print

Health Reporter, The News Journal (via JournalismJobs)
Location: Wilmington, DE
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print


Fellowships and Grants

AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowships, Association of Health Care Journalists & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Eligibility: Fellowships are open to professional journalists working in the United States.
Deadline: Oct. 21, 2011
From the Website: "Ten fellows will be chosen to spend a week studying public health issues at two CDC campuses. The AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows will: attend sessions on epidemiology, global disease prevention efforts, pandemic flu preparedness, climate change, vaccine safety, obesity, autism and more; tour the CDC director's National Emergency Operations Center; meet new sources on policy and research; learn how to tap the agency's abundant resources to produce better stories." The fellowship dates are Dec. 4-8, 2011.

Media Fellowships on Health Performance, Association of Health Care Journalists and The Commonwealth Fund
Eligibility: Applicants who have interesting or unique projects in mind for their news outlets (or for freelancers, potential news outlets) that hold the promise of informing and educating the public.
Deadline: Nov. 4, 2011
From the Website: "The AHCJ Media Fellowships on Health Performance will enable health care journalists to examine local health care systems to determine what makes them effective or ineffective in delivering the right care at the right time, at the right price for as many people as possible. This year-long program, supported by The Commonwealth Fund, will allow four fellows to continue in their current jobs, while offering support to complete significant and unique reporting projects during 2012. Guidance will be provided through two seminars, consultations with AHCJ fellowship leaders and conference networking. Financial support will allow fellows to complete site visits for interviewing relevant stakeholders, to collect data relevant to the health systems and to employ any technology to deliver multiplatform stories."


Educational Opportunities

Business of Health Care Workshop, Association of Health Care Journalists
Eligibility: Registration is open to AHCJ members and non-members.
Program: The workshop will take place Oct. 27-28 in San Francisco, CA, and will provide resources, skills and ideas that journalists can apply to their jobs immediately.
From the Website: Learn more about how to cover this tremendous economic engine beyond the routine stories, with tools to find essential information your audiences need, crossing the traditional beats of health, business and government. Panel topics will include: tapping the holy grail of hospital data, using online tools for journalists to visualize data, the effect of the economy and reform on health businesses, the insurance battles ahead, lunch with futurist and author Ian Morrison, Medicare at a crossroads" and much more.



Journalism contest on disability issues, Union of Russian Journalists and Russian Society of People with Disabilities (via ijnet)
Eligibility: Entries must be published from Dec. 1, 2010 - Oct. 31, 2011.
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2011
From the Website: "The competition is aimed to attract attention of media to the people with disabilities, their issues and challenges. Potential topics include inclusion of the people with disabilities into society and encouraging them to participate in the life of society actively."