The Spokesman-Review is a family-owned newspaper serving the Spokane community since the late 1800s. The Spokane area has five major hospitals, a VA medical center and a Shriner's Hospital for children, making it a medical hub for patients needing care for hundreds of miles in all directions. The city is also home to two medical schools training doctors to fan out across the West with a special emphasis on small towns.
The Spokane area is thriving with six area colleges, including national basketball powerhouse Gonzaga University. The city has a growing arts community, flourishing local food scene, fantastic hiking, and other outdoor activities, and is surrounded by picturesque lakes and rivers in every direction. Spokane is home to 87 parks, including a 100-acre park in the center of town that includes one of the largest urban waterfalls in the nation.
The Spokesman-Review was an early adopter of philanthropic-based journalism and has received four Report for America positions over the past five years. The newsroom's popular event series, Northwest Passages, hosts prominent and top-selling authors, with the forums funding a significant portion of the newsroom's payroll and projects. The Spokesman-Review's recently renovated newsroom still is housed in the newspaper's nearly 140-year tower building in downtown Spokane.
Position: Health Reporter
Status: Full-time, Non-exempt
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9-6
Location: Spokane, WA
About this role: The Spokesman-Review is hiring a health care reporter. If you have several years of journalism experience with the clips and references to showcase excellent reporting and writing skills, consider applying for this job. The successful applicant should expect to write stories ranging from medical research and drug trials to insurance fights, patient profiles and public health funding. This job is for an enterprising and investigative reporter who writes in-depth stories for the daily front page and Sunday edition.
What you'll contribute to our team: Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Two - three years of experience in reporting. Valid driver's license. Proficient in use of a computer and smartphone, including use of Newsgate and Django content management systems. Demonstrate ability to create hyperlinks, attach photos, understand SEO and Key Performance Indicators. Ability to use a smartphone to files stories and multimedia from the field and to stay current with news events. Demonstrate social media skills on Twitter, Facebook, and any emerging social media networks to both promote and enhance your journalism. Ability to work in adverse conditions and unusual schedules when news breaks. Must understand and uphold the standards, ethics, and mission of journalism at The Spokesman-Review on all platforms. Premium on organizational skills, able to meet changing deadlines, deal with multiple stories at once, keep supervisors abreast of developments, and work with other staff members on stories. Read The Spokesman-Review, both in print and online, and stay current with all relative news sources. Maintain a high degree of professionalism in representing The Spokesman-Review, always striving for fairness and accuracy.
What we offer: We are a family-owned and operated multi-business organization with a heart for the community we serve and our employees. We set you up for success by providing the necessary tools and training needed to succeed in your position! We provide: A friendly, supportive, and professional team atmosphere. Competitive wages and benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K matching, Employee Assistance Programs, and so much more! We believe work/life balance is key to continued success, we offer Vacation days, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, and Floating Holidays!
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Apply online at https://www.careers.spokesman.com