Job title : Health Journalist
Job Location : Abuja
Deadline : February 12, 2024
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- The Health Journalist will be the driving force behind impactful content that sparks dialogue, influences policy, and champions better healthcare for all.
- S/he will craft captivating articles, reports, and features that resonate with audiences, raise awareness, and spark dialogue.
- S/he will uncover hidden stories, hold power to account, and advocate for health equity through impactful journalism.
- The candidate should be a skilled storyteller who can weave words into captivating narratives and is passionate about investigative journalism.
Scope of Services
Content Creation & Storytelling
- Craft compelling and informative articles, reports, and features on a diverse range of health topics, including disease outbreaks, healthcare access, policy decisions, and social determinants of health.
- Conduct in-depth research and interviews with experts, policymakers, healthcare workers, and community members to gather diverse perspectives and ensure accurate reporting.
- Develop engaging narratives that resonate with audiences, raise awareness, and inspire action.
- Research and write public health-focused stories from a solutions journalism lens.
- Utilize various digital storytelling formats like written articles, videos, podcasts, and infographics to reach a wider audience and maximize impact.
- Uncover hidden stories and hold power to account by investigating health-related injustices, corruption, and systemic issues impacting access to quality care.
- Analyze complex data and research findings to translate them into clear, understandable, and actionable insights for the public.
- Develop data-driven stories and reports that inform policy discussions and advocacy efforts.
- Foster dialogue and discussions around health issues through social media engagement, public events, and online forums.
- Build relationships with key stakeholders in the health sector, including NGOs, government agencies, and community organizations.
- Contribute to building a vibrant online community around health awareness and advocacy.
- Foster productive relationships with healthcare organizations, industry influencers, and media outlets to explore and pursue strategic collaborations that amplify our reach and impact.
- Proactively seek out and identify opportunities to contribute beyond your core responsibilities, demonstrating initiative and a willingness to support the broader team and organizational goals.
- Undertake additional tasks as assigned or needed.
Essential Competence & Skills
- Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communication, or a related field.
- Minimum of 4 years of experience writing for online and/or print publications, preferably focusing on health or development issues.
- Strong research and investigative skills, with the ability to gather and analyze information from diverse sources.
- Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to produce clear, concise, and engaging content for various audiences.
- Proficient in digital tools and platforms, including social media and content management systems.
- Knowledge of using basic video editing and graphic design is an added advantage.
- Passionate about health equity and social justice and committed to using journalism to drive positive change.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Experience in investigative journalism.
- Knowledge of the Nigerian healthcare system and health challenges facing the country.
- Multilingual skills, including fluency in Hausa or other Nigerian languages.
- Experience working in non-profit or advocacy organizations.
How to Apply for this Offer
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (maximum 2 pages) and cover letter outlining suitability for the role to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.
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