Posted: 5/16/24
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Health and Business reporter

Carolina Public Press
Telecommute, North Carolina

As a member of the Carolina Public Press team, you’ll investigate, analyze and explain health care and economic development topics in North Carolina, with a heavy emphasis on the health care industry and state regulation issues that affect how our readers live and work. You'll also focus on job creation, especially in small towns and rural communities.

Carolina Public Press is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, online-only provider of in-depth and investigative reporting on public-interest issues across North Carolina. We emphasize articles rich in context and impact about communities and topics that are underreported, especially rural communities and those facing economic insecurity. We've won many state press association awards in recent years for our impactful reporting on issues related to this beat, including loss of access to health services, hospital company regulatory compliance, transparency on long-term care disease outbreaks, state oversight of adult care homes, access to sexual assault nurse examiners, innovations in agri-business, aquaculture tourism, minority-owned farming enterprises and climate change's effects on commercial fishing. Our reporting has kept a spotlight on crucial civil and criminal court processes and paved the way for shifts in state and local government policies, as well as changes in state and federal law. You'll help us continue that legacy.

Team members must be willing to live in North Carolina, but can reside anywhere in the state.

This reporter will typically produce one to three articles weekly, with more enterprising monthly reporting and longer-term major investigative projects.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of economic development issues, the health care industry and government regulation of business, labor and health care. This person should be effective at pursuing stories through combinations of public records requests, online research and development of sources. Knowledge and experience with North Carolina’s regulatory policies, geographical regions and regional economies is a plus.

We are looking for a moderately seasoned and skilled journalist with a college degree and at least 2 years of post-college reporting and writing experience in mainstream print or online journalism, though we will consider strong candidates from a broadcast background. This reporter should be able to identify and craft ledes and write clear, active, accurate, informative and interesting copy, both shorter and longer articles. Knowledge of AP style is a plus, as is experience and skill in working with data.

All qualified candidates of any race, religion or gender are invited to apply for this position. While the job requires high proficiency in English, the ability to communicate in additional languages common to substantial populations in North Carolina, such as Spanish, would be a plus.

Compensation: This position offers a competitive salary that will depend in part on the reporter’s overall experience and qualifications. We also offer health, dental and optical insurance, paid time off and paid holidays.

Available: This position will begin on or after June 3, 2024.

To Apply:

Please email careers@carolinapublicpress.org with a cover letter, resume and three examples of relevant work.

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