Vox Media is Seeking a Health & Science Reporter

Vox Media is Seeking a Health & Science Reporter

Daniel A. Gross, Deputy Science, Health & Climate Editor of Vox Posted 

'hello there! my team is hiring a health & science reporter.
this is a big job at a good place.
would love to see applications from communities that are underrepresented in journalism. please share!'

Vox is hiring a health and science reporter to join our team. This person should be passionate and knowledgeable about their subject area and approach their job with a sense of purpose. Vox is looking for a versatile reporter who can pick up a range of health and science assignments, including stories about the diverse impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Strong candidates will write about science in an approachable and helpful way. They will see stories hidden in plain sight and have a knack for illuminating new findings and sparking curiosity. They’re open to being surprised by what reporting reveals and think deeply about the intellectual and philosophical debates that shape their beat.

This reporter will publish distinctive, evidence-based work about the most important debates, moments, and mysteries on the health and science beat. They will also report breaking news and write short posts when the moment calls for immediate expertise.

Some distinctive stories from our health and science reporters include an explainer about the limits of nutritional science, a reported essay about the importance of intellectual humility, and a longform story about the mental health of doctors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Experience covering one or more of the following areas is a plus:

  • mental health
  • global health
  • misinformation and misconceptions in science and medicine
  • science and health policy
  • health and justice, including race, gender, class, and equity

What you'll do:

  • Cover your beat through an explanatory lens by breaking down complicated stories in a clear, creative, and compelling way for the general interest reader.
  • Write stories about intersections between science and society that elevate underrepresented voices and communities.
  • Interview experts for high-level insights while also keeping people at the center of your reporting.
  • Work collaboratively with other writers on the science team, as well as Vox’s visuals, podcast, video, and television teams.

What you'll bring:

  • Relevant journalism experience
  • Strong reporting and storytelling skills
  • Curiosity and knowledge about health and science
  • A passion for digging into the details
  • A knack for uncovering key insights in messy or complex debates, and finding the best frame or format for each story

*This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild of America, East.

About working at Vox Media:

This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations and influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print, we tell stories that affect our audience's daily lives and entertain as much as they inform.

Vox Media portfolio features influential and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street, and Recode. Off-platform, the Vox Media Podcast Network offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts, and Vox Media Studios produces and distributes the award-winning nonfiction shows. Powered by innovative technology that scales quality, the Chorus publishing platform and Concert advertising marketplace answer the always-changing needs of modern audiences, creators and marketers.

Vox Media has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Media,” an Inc. “Company of the Year,” Digiday’s “Best Company for Parents,” and one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.



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