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Health Reporter

New York, NY

The New York Post delivers the best in News, Sports, Entertainment and Pop Culture with wit, irreverence and authority. The Post has evolved into a multi-platform media company spanning print, digital, video, audio, app, television and commerce.


The New York Post Lifestyle Department is looking for a full-time Health Writer/Reporter (Tues.-Sat.) plugged into the world of health, fitness, diet and wellness. This individual must be a self-starter with excellent health contacts and exclusive access to embargoed studies, as well as the ability to break down complicated information and statistics into lively, relatable and informative copy. The candidate will be expected to write breaking health news on deadline, while reporting out an array of fascinating health-related features. This might include digging into the debate over a controversial wellness topic; finding real people to discuss personal health struggles; and debunking myths and offering science-backed tips for healthier living.


Responsibilities:

  • Report and write breaking health news for nypost.com, as well as feature articles of varying lengths
  • Generate a continuous stream of pitches with timely news pegs and fresh angles
  • Produce lively, informative and well-sourced copy on deadline


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a health writer
  • Proficiency in WordPress or similar CMS, Photoshop and web analytics preferred
  • Ability to work a full-time schedule, with some flexibility in scheduling for one weekend day shift


Note: The NY Post adheres to a hybrid work model.


Salary Range: $32,100 – $125,000


At The New York Post we recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, our ranges reflect our good faith estimate to pay fairly as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate’s experience, industry knowledge, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.


In addition to compensation, the company provides eligible employees a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including “elective” benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.


As an equal opportunity employer, the New York Post does not discriminate in hiring or the terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The New York Post will consider the provision of reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants to enable them to participate in our application process and to effectively perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would impose an undue financial or operational hardship.

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