U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on usnews.com include Education,Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.
We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.
Your role in helping us shape the future:
U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In the position of Reporter, you will be expected to report and write compelling news and feature stories, using data to spot trends and inform narratives.
This full-time position in our News section requires news reporting and writing experience; the ability to identify, sort and manipulate in-house and third-party data sets; a knack for spotting and telling health-related human interest stories; and a rigorous commitment to accuracy. The position is based in Washington, D.C.
Are you up to the challenge?
You should be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a team environment. The ability to handle multiple short-term and longer-term assignments, while meeting tight deadlines, is key. You should be comfortable manipulating and analyzing complex data and describing the results in a way that is understandable to a general audience.
You Should Definitely Have:
Interest in news, specifically politics, national security, education, community health and economics.
Strong research, reporting, writing and analytical skills.
Experience assembling and distilling data from multiple sources.
Familiarity with Excel and database tools.
One or more years of professional news reporting and writing experience, preferably in an online news environment.
Familiarity with public health infrastructure, including federal agencies such as the CDC, CMS and SAMHSA; county health departments; and community agencies and nonprofits.
Excellent collaboration and communication skills.
Ability to work on multiple stories simultaneously and meet strict deadlines.
Strong understanding of SEO.
Familiarity with content management systems, web production and social media.
Experience with data visualization tools and software.
College degree or equivalent.
Applicants must provide three writing/editing clips in addition to a résumé and cover letter.
What it’s like to work with us:
Talent is our best asset!
We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.
Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity
Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers
Other Job Info:
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