Political Reporter, Modern Healthcare - DC

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Washington D.C.
Based upon Experience with Benefits
Dec 30, 2020
Jan 30, 2021
Job Type
Full Time

Modern Healthcare, the preeminent source for healthcare business news, is seeking an experienced reporter to cover healthcare policy and politics.

This position reports, writes and produces for all Modern Healthcare print and digital publications and is expected to generate other forms of editorial content including but not limited to blog posts, podcasts, video, webcasts and social media.

We are a creative and exciting workplace that values innovation and prioritizes in-depth, analytical reporting and narrative writing.

The position will give the successful candidate an opportunity to break stories in the hotly competitive healthcare journalism space and serve our core audience of industry professionals and policymakers.

Ideal candidates will also have sources within Capitol Hill and the savvy to make solid connections that allow this reporter to have a competitive edge.

Qualified applicants must have a deep interest in the industry and be able to tell stories that dig deep into trends, policy and programs that are changing the way healthcare is delivered and paid for in the U.S.

This position is based in Washington, DC.

Basic Requirements:

  • Three years minimum experience covering Capitol Hill and D.C. policy or healthcare business news
  • Able to manage multiple assignments to cover daily news, analysis and long-term features
  • Experience generating story ideas and developing sources to produce scoops in a competitive environment
  • Consistently meet deadlines and file concise, clean copy that shows how action in the Beltway will affect hospitals, insurers and other healthcare companies
  • Desire to collaborate and work with other reporters
  • B.A. in journalism or related field


  • Interest in data and multimedia reporting. Modern Healthcare has a data team and regularly includes data, graphics, video or podcast material with its reporting

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.

Brand Overview:

Modern Healthcare is the industry’s leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information.

We report on important healthcare events and trends, as they happen, through our weekly print magazine, websites, e-newsletters, mobile products and events.

Our readers use that information to make informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. It’s for this reason that Modern Healthcare magazine is ranked No. 1 in readership among healthcare executives.



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