KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation), the nonprofit health policy analysis, polling, and journalism organization, is seeking several correspondents to join the staff of Kaiser Health News (KHN), its editorially independent newsroom distributing in-depth coverage of health and health policy issues across the country. KHN has a vibrant and ambitious staff based in Washington, D.C., California, Missouri, Colorado, and Montana — and now we’re expanding into the South.
We are seeking journalists located in, or interested in moving to, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas. We are looking for reporters with a strong interest in exposing the problems — and possible solutions — to one of the most pressing concerns of Americans: their health care. We are seeking journalists who can write strong stories on state and regional struggles over health care that can also be amplified for a national audience. We want scoops; we want analyses; we want lively people-centric features. Our focus is on accountability and edge and how our health system (or lack thereof) plays out in the lives of Americans. We want you to help infuse our coverage with rapid-fire reporting and thoughtful writing on the big issues affecting diverse populations in the South. Your job is to make sense of policy-making and politics — and more. Be a journalist wonk, but be one who sees the humanity of this job.
We are hoping to find self-starters who are a constant fountain of ideas and have the skills to turn their bulletproof reporting into compelling reads. You will likely work remotely but could be co-located in the newsroom of one of our many media partners throughout the South. Our Southern Bureau is headquartered in Georgia, and you will work most closely with our interim Bureau Chief Andy Miller and national editor Kytja Weir, but also with the bureau’s Senior Adviser Sabriya Rice who will become our bureau chief and your primary editor in July 2022.
We’d like you to have four or more years of experience (preferably with experience covering health issues). Knowing how to tell stories with data is a plus. The corporations that control our health care and the government programs and regulations that finance and shape it are a big part of the story, so knowledge of business and policy are extremely helpful. Coverage of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be critical for a Georgia-based reporter.
We’re seeking journalists who want to be part of an ambitious and fast-growing organization and who can collaborate and contribute to daily digital and multimedia stories, big projects, investigations, and podcasts.
Tell us why you want to work at this great organization and why no one else could do this job better than you. We’re excited to hear from you.
We are willing to pay to relocate you, though we’d prefer people who already have ties and sources in the region. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, and we have enviable health insurance and retirement benefits.
A leader in health policy analysis and health journalism, KFF is dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues.
KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) is a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. KFF develops and runs its own policy analysis, journalism and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with major news organizations.
KFF serves as a nonpartisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public. Our product is information, always provided free of charge?—?from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to in-depth health policy news coverage provided by our news service, KHN, to information young people can use to improve their health or the general public can use to understand health insurance.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation was established in 1948, but it was completely remade in 1991, under the leadership of CEO Drew Altman. We have not changed our name, but nowadays refer to ourselves simply as KFF — our legal name can cause occasional confusion because we are neith...er a foundation, a family foundation, nor are we associated with Kaiser Permanente. We keep the name to honor the legacy of our original benefactor, the great industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, whose motto “find a need and fill it,” we have adapted into our motto: “Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues.”
KFF is not associated with Kaiser Permanente.