The Texas Observer seeks a talented public health reporting fellow to join our 63-year-old, mission-oriented publication and help us cover health care in the state of Texas in this brave new Trump-ian world. The Observer, based in Austin, is an award-winning nonprofit media organization known for its fearless investigative reporting and narrative writing about all things Texan. This full-time position will last through June 2018.
The Observer is looking for a public health reporter who can balance in-depth narrative writing with daily beat reporting on important public health issues. The position will have a strong focus on women’s health and abortion rights, as well as the impacts of a potential Obamacare repeal, changes to Medicaid and the struggles of Texans without access to care.
Candidates should have at least two years of reporting and writing experience and be familiar with Texas politics and public health issues. Ideal candidates will have an interest in both the big policy issues as well as a strong ability to present real-life stories about people impacted by these policies. The candidate is expected to cover stories ranging across Texas for the bimonthly print magazine and weekly for the website. Fluency in Spanish is a bonus.
The Texas Observer offers competitive pay and benefits. Candidates should send a cover letter, résumé and three strong clips to jobs AT texasobserver.org by Feb. 20.