Health care/breaking news reporter

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The Desert Sun, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, seeks a reporter for breaking news coverage and to cover health care issues and the health care industry in the Coachella Valley.

Health care coverage will include news and enterprise with a direct effect on people's lives and well-being: quality of care, access to care, cost of care, and the changing health-care environment. This reporter will be a watchdog of an industry that is a major player in the community.

We expect proactive and exclusive reporting, smart coverage of the news, strong social media skills, an urgent approach to all reporting and a watchdog sensibility.

This reporter can expect to split their week between health care reporting and breaking news around the Coachella Valley, including nightside shifts.

Candidates should have a college degree and at least three years of professional journalism experience. Internships with significant reporting or digital production will be considered.

The Desert Sun has been recognized five of the past seven years as the top newsroom of its size in California, and has taken home awards from CNPA, APME, Gannett, Online News Association, National Headliner Awards, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, PPAGLA, Best of the West, Knight-Risser, Overseas Press Club, PPAGLA, Edward R. Murrow, the Emmys. Its journalists were members of the team that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting.

The Desert Sun is two hours from Los Angeles and two hours from San Diego and 30 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park. The Coachella Valley is a prime destination for investment in solar, wind and geothermal energy and is home to the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach, Modernism Week, BNP Paribas tennis tournament and LPGA and PGA tour events.


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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