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Enterprise Health Reporter

Post Date:Feb 08, 2023Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:47000 - 57000
Location: United States - Indiana - Indianapolis Job Reference:
Job Description:

WFYI Public Media is seeking a resourceful enterprise health journalist to focus on health news in the Midwest, working primarily with the Side Effects Public Media regional team. 

This is an enterprise beat, meaning you’ll produce regular, sound-rich broadcast features, write expanded digital articles, use data to drive your reporting, and chase down breaking stories as needed. This person will work closely with our community engagement specialist to identify and respond to audience questions and to create news content that meets those informational needs. We are looking for someone with experience building a policy-focused beat and who wants to serve a broad audience with news that is useful. Your curiosity will be a driving factor in your coverage. 

This enterprise health reporter will work on a news team of more than 20 journalists, editors and community engagement specialists and the Side Effects Public Media regional health reporting team. Together we aim to give more people information they can use to navigate life and address gaps in policies meant to serve everyone. Newsroom priorities include health, education, criminal justice, government and economic equity. 

This position will require the selected candidate to either live in, or move to the state of Indiana, understanding that travel/commute time will be necessary. 


  • Cultivate expertise and sources in public health, health care and health policy to identify and pitch investigative, enterprise and daily stories. 
  • Report and produce in-depth and explanatory feature stories and daily stories for broadcast and web.
  • Take high-quality photographs to accompany web stories.
  • Contribute ideas for interactive graphics, videos and social media posts.
  • Build stories on the content management system.
  • Participate in Side Effects Public Media regional team meetings and activities.
  • Assist with newscasts as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Ability to excel in a team environment with a high level of personal motivation.
  • Multi-platform experience including writing and AP Style, posting to social media and on content management systems. 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work under deadline pressure. 


  • Field recording, sound editing and studio production skills.
  • Photography and video experience.
  • Familiarity with community engagement-fueled journalism.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent work experience required.
  • A minimum of two years reporting experience in news writing, editing and reporting for print or online and broadcast media.

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Contact Information
Rachel Buchholz
1630 N. Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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