Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the U.S.? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects,” who has an editorial/journalism background and demonstrated successful management experience to support our new and continued health journalism and social welfare journalism training and program offerings. Once the pandemic eases, the job will be based in Los Angeles.
The Center, founded in 2004, is a journalism non-profit based at the Annenberg School of Journalism at USC. It provides training programs, news partnerships and resources for journalists and helps them and their newsrooms to produce “impact reporting” that serves as a catalyst for change. The Center embraces an expansive definition of health journalism based on the core idea that our health is shaped by conditions in homes, schools and communities – as well as in health care settings.
Learn more about us at https://centerforhealthjournalism.org/about-us.
At least 5 years of journalism experience, including supervisory oversight and newsroom and/or project management or 5 years of public health or public policy management experience. Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated excellent research skills. Skilled in understanding journalism requirements for newsroom coordination and collaboration and for the successful completion of narrative, explanatory and investigative reporting and the management of complex projects, including data and multi-media components.
• Bilingual candidates preferred. Diverse candidates welcomed and encouraged.
• Preferred candidates are deeply immersed in policy, especially health and social welfare policy.
• Preferred candidates have fundraising and development expertise.
Applications should be submitted via USC Careers portal at this link: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/manager-of-projects/1209/4602331008
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff and their family; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, transit subsidy program, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.