Freelance Blogger; State of Health blog; KQED News. Location: California.
Position Summary: Experienced journalists needed to pitch, conceptualize, research and write 400 to 700-word blog posts about health topics and issues in California. Of particular interest are writers who have experience reporting about health issues in their city or county. State of Health has special interest in public health and health policy stories. The expectation is that most stories will be covered by phone or be local to the blogger’s home. On occasion, stories may be assigned by the State of Health editor. Since the position is freelance, we are interested in writers who can post one to four times per month, although we cannot guarantee frequency.
Please visit kqed.org/stateofhealth to grasp the style and content of the blog.
· Strong writing skills in a conversational voice.
· Experience reporting on health in California.
· Experience writing for blogs is a plus.
· Experience in radio reporting, especially public radio, is preferred, but not required.
Please submit cover letter, resume and three writing samples (ideally blog posts or short newspaper articles) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “Freelance Application: State of Health” in the subject line of the email.