New York, New York
*Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, VOLUNTEER work. This is a work-at-home position and we are hiring in multiple locations.Are you a dynamic, versatile, and passionate reporter? Do you know how to work sources and spot the biggest stories? Are you excited about the opportunity to produce great coverage focused on health, medicine and COVID-19? Do you want to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great content in the public interest? Can you commit a minimum of 10-15 hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team? If so, we want to talk to you about our Volunteer Health & Medicine Reporting and Writing opportunities. We are looking for multiple writers and reporters to join our COVIDTeam as we expand our Health & Medicine beat. You will primarily and initially focus on COVID-19 reporting, but will have the opportunity to cover stories across all of Health & Medicine. WhoWhatWhyis a team-driven news organization committed to providing the public with high-quality investigative and analytical forensic journalism on the great issues facing humankind. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, we are staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering an inclusive and healthy society.You’ll quickly see that, besides being a nonprofit news organization, we’re a credible solution to the raging debate over whether the news is “fake” or not,” with agenda-free research. Our goal is to publish bracingly fresh analyses. Not left-wing, not right-wing, not consensus-seeking. We just want the truth – whatever it is. Interested? Qualified? Read on for details. And if you think you’re a good fit, tell us. ResponsibilitiesContribute to our Health & Medicine news coverage, primarily focusing on COVID-19 through writing and reportingInterview experts and conduct in-depth research on the beatPresent story ideas, follow leads, and find the topics no one else is talking about Write solo-authored feature articles and work collaboratively with COVIDTeam members to produce multiple-author storiesKeep your finger on the pulse (pun intended!) of Health & Medicine in the United States and around the worldParticipate and engage with the COVIDTeam, keeping open lines of communication through email, Slack, and by attending regular team meetingsRequired QualificationsExperience as a writer, reporter or editor at a media organization, university club, or related fieldExperience with a variety of reporting formats, such as online news, social media, and audio-visualDesired Qualifications An insatiable appetite for health, medicine and COVID-19 news and a passion for journalismExcellent writing skillsA solid grasp of – and commitment to – our missionDemonstration of a collaborative spirit and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environmentBachelor’s degree and/or comparable experience in biomedical sciences and journalismBenefitsWork in an exciting, up-and-coming organization in a crucial and societally relevant field while learning the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operationsInteract with people at all levels and collaborate with smart, accomplished co-workersChannel your passion in a stimulating environmentDevelop new skills and gain valuable experience that can enhance your professional trajectoryHave fun while you make a difference Have your work seen by WhoWhatWhy’s passionate readershipExpectations You will work remotely and on your own schedule. We also ask for a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours a week (though doing more is not discouraged!). Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through Slack and email, and team members are requested to be highly responsive in a timely manner. To Apply To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit for this position and confirming your understanding that this is a volunteer position. We look forward to hearing from you!