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Health & Wellness Reporter, U.S. News & World Report - Washington, DC

Industry Digital Media
Specialty Health/Science
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.usnews.com


The Health & Wellness team at U.S. News & World Report (http://health.usnews.com/wellness) is seeking a reporter, a position that involves extensive reporting, writing and editing. The position calls for about a 60-40 mix of reporting and editing blog posts from contributors. The beat includes a wide range of Health & Wellness topics – including diet and nutrition, fitness, mental health and happiness, parenting and pregnancy, aging and health tech – and the reporter will write at least two weekly stories and slideshows.

This position is located in Washington, D.C.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Excellent reporting and research skills, ideally in an online journalism environment, with three to five years of experience.
Knowledge of various health topics and ability to interpret complex medical studies.
Proven editing skills.
Ability to multitask and work on deadlines in a fast-paced journalism environment.
Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
Interest in U.S. News's rankings projects, like Best Diets.
Strong understanding of SEO and experience monitoring online analytics.
Familiarity with content management systems.
Experience developing and maintaining relationships with freelancers.
Savvy with social media, including Twitter and Facebook.
Must be able to work well in team environment.
College degree or equivalent.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and 401(k) plans.

Applicants must provide a cover letter, résumé and 3 writing samples.



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