In the world of journalism, it is a rare and a fine thing to find oneself both doing interesting work and in the employ of a steady, established company. Luckily for you, however, this is just such a gig: working for a huge medical facility’s internal communications team, you’ll write and produce interesting stories about the goings-on at the company. It promises to be the kind of job where you’re constantly learning, meeting fascinating people and finding out how the world works – exactly the stuff that drew you to journalism in the first place.
The Nitty Gritty
There’ll be plenty to keep your attention: This is an institution that loves being on the cutting edge of things, whether it’s revolutionizing the hospital-bound patient’s experience, developing brand new cancer therapies or transforming its own campus. Working on two or three such stories at a time, you’ll interview the key players and present your work in an engaging way that connects with the audience (which will mostly be internal but occasionally might be the external site). You’ll also be expected to bring a bit of enterprise to the game, coming up with some of your own compelling story ideas.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You’re a strong writer and editor with some journalism experience under your belt – maybe you’ve worked full-time for a media outlet and/or were the editor-in-chief of your school’s paper. You’ve got a strong sense for visual storytelling, with the technical know-how (video editing and production skills) to back it up. You’re social-media savvy, you love a good story, and you get deep satisfaction from plunging into new subject matter, ramping up quickly and explaining things so anyone can understand. You’re the kind of person who needs very little guidance; once your mission is clear, you’re off to the races.
This is a temporary gig for three to five months working about four hours per day; make yourself indispensable, though, and who knows?
This is a great opportunity for a born storyteller looking for a steady stretch of highly rewarding employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.