Confidential is a well-funded digital news startup preparing to launch in Washington, D.C. this fall. Our goal is to create a radically different publication, one that uses a distinct set of formats to deliver a nuanced and comprehensive view of the most important stories of the day. We are hiring journalists excited to get in on the ground floor and help us shape our identity.
We are hiring journalists with strong reporting, writing and analytical skills who would be excited by the challenge of taking a new approach to their beat and continually testing new formats. We want to lay out the who, what, when, etc., and explain the multiple frames through which to understand the bigger picture. We want reporters with subject-area expertise who see the forces animating their beats and how their beats intersect with others. We will consider applicants with other professional backgrounds who can show us they have the area-specific expertise and writing skills to do the work.
Confidential is hiring a Public Health Reporter to cover domestic and global trends in public health. We are looking for a creative reporter to shape a unique approach to the beat, looking through multiple lenses, like equality, emerging technology and future risks. Public health is central to every other major story we will cover – from equality to global climate change to geopolitics. An ideal candidate is up on the latest research and data in the public health community and they’ve worked with visual journalists to translate this data in compelling ways. Most important, they see how their beat intersects with others and they’re eager to collaborate with colleagues.
Pitch and execute daily, weekly and long-term public health stories for a domestic audience
Participate in formal and informal brainstorms with fellow reporters come up with cross-beat story ideas
Collaborate with the Science and Technology Editor to approach their beat creatively
Experiment with story formats and approaches
Help us build a robust, loyal audience
Sourced with academic and other experts in the world of public health
Experience covering public health for a daily publication or comparable writing experience
Experience assessing the quality of research and data and presenting it to a broad audience
Commitment to viewing their beat through an equity lens
Automatic 5% Employer Contribution to 401(k)
Medical, Vision, and Dental with a fully covered medical plan for families
Vacation package + 10 sick days + company holidays