Health & Wellness Reporter

  • Writing
  • Part Time
  • 2 months ago

Job Information

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience 3 years
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    Location Restrictions US/Canada only

Job Description

Bustle is seeking remote, part-time reporters to cover Health & Wellness for our Lifestyle vertical. Day-to-day responsibilities include pitching and writing original reported health stories (both short turnaround and longer lead), second-day news follow-ups, and cultural analysis about wellness, reproductive health, sexual health, sleep, nutrition, and fitness. This reporter will also be responsible for conducting interviews for Q&As and as-told-tos. A passion for and understanding of broader issues affecting young people, like how race, socioeconomic status, spirituality, gender identity, and sexual orientation intersect with well-being, is crucial. A network of industry contacts and go-to experts is a plus.

Candidates must have availability to work 3-4 days per week during business hours, ET.

Responsibilities

  • Write 3-4 900-word stories per week comprising a mix of pitches and assignments
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest health research, wellness trends, and influential thought leaders in this space to produce authoritative content
  • Proactively manage assignments on an ongoing basis, including conducting interviews and follow-ups

Requirements

  • Applicants should have at least 3 years experience covering health
  • Ability to turn in clean, accurate copy in a timely fashion and accept feedback
  • Comfort covering sensitive topics
  • Established news judgment and a sense for what makes a Bustle story
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices

Bustle Digital Group (BDG) is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 82 million readers turn to our brands — Bustle, Elite Daily, Flavorpill Media, Inverse, Mic, NYLON, Romper, The Outline, and The Zoe Report — to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and London.

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