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National correspondent/environmental & health inequities

Virtual Req #11397
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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USA TODAY is seeking a national correspondent to cover environmental and health inequities. The position will be based on the health team. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the problem of how inequalities in environmental health fuel negative outcomes that disproportionately impact diverse communities, the poor and other vulnerable groups. From the air we breathe to the food we eat to the neighborhoods and homes where we live, pervasive bias has led to entrenched health hazards for people of color. This reporter will focus on how social determinants of health, environmental factors and systemic racism drive inequities in health outcomes among marginalized people. The reporter will develop and tell stories at the intersection of environmental science, medicine and health policy that expose injustice and ignorance, while providing those impacted communities a voice and offering a path forward for positive change.


Candidates should have a record of covering these issues on a regular basis and a portfolio that offers examples of strong storytelling. Candidates should have at least three years of reporting experience. We are open to where the position is based.


How to apply:

Please be sure to include your resume, a cover letter explaining your approach to the job and links to your work, together as a single document to upload.


Job qualifications:

• Bachelor's in Communications, Journalism, Digital Media or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• At least three years of experience working in a news organization

• Strong knowledge of AP grammar and style.

• Comfort with using social media to report and promote stories.

• Understanding of media law, reporting ethics and sourcing.

• Collaborative approach with others.



We offer a competitive base salary, a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, paid time off, company paid holidays, employee discount program, domestic partner benefits and a 401(k) plan.



Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status. 

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  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Salary