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We’re hiring a Caregiving Reporter

Starting salary: $75,000
Location: Anywhere

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the stressors family and professional caregivers deal with daily, from securing child care and navigating virtual school to providing elder care and long-term care for loved ones. Caregiving has simply never had a bigger platform on the national stage. Through persistent reporting, break-out enterprise and occasional contributions to our daily newsletter, The 19th’s caregiving reporter will both report on top-level trends and political movements, and explore obscured or surprising narratives about what it means to be a 21st century caregiver. You will be driven to write stories about working parents, elder care, disability care, federal and local child care policy, and how corporations and businesses are supporting family caregivers through innovative programs. You’ll be as excited about presenting new solutions as you are about exposing inequities. 

The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, a great writer, loves breaking news scoops as much as conceptual scoops, and is comfortable on TV, the radio and the event stage. This person will report to our politics editor. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Writing two to three stories per week on your beat. 
  • Pitching, reporting and executing three to four longer projects per year.
  • Collaborating with other reporters across the newsroom on various stories or projects.
  • Occasionally representing The 19th across on TV, the radio or the event stage. 

Relevant skills include: 

  • 3+ years reporting experience, preferably on this beat or an adjacent one.
  • Filing clean, accurate copy on a tight deadline.
  • Ability to write pithy, clear headlines to accompany a story.
  • Collaborations with other reporters on stories that cross multiple beats.
  • Familiarity with GSuite, WordPress, all social media platforms, and reporting tools like public databases.

We know there are great candidates who might not check all these boxes or who possess important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.

Benefits

  • 20 days paid time off, plus major holidays (12 per year)
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with matching 
  • Flexible work hours
  • Professional development/conference stipend
  • Up to 6 months paid family leave
  • Flex Plan (for medical or child care expenses)
  • Disability insurance (ST and LT)
  • Life insurance
  • Caregiver leave

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply here by May 31. Have questions about this position? Contact Emily Ramshaw at [email protected]. (Note: We are not accepting résumés or applications via email; apply here.)