Healthcare Reporter

Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/8/2020 9:26 AM)
Requisition ID
Editorial - Reporters
Position Type


The Morning Call in Allentown, PA is looking for an enterprising reporter to fill an opening for a Healthcare beat.  The reporter should be able to read a 990, but should also be interested in the science of health.  Health care has always been an essential beat at The Morning Call, where the medical industry is the area’s top employer.  The two largest and ultracompetitive health care systems in the area have been in expansion mode for the past decade, gobbling up real estate as they compete with each other for patients and exposure.  As a business story, health care looms large, requiring a reporter to keep tabs on real estate sales, bond ratings, staffing notices and movements in the market.  But our health care reporter also covers medicine as a science, writing stories about innovations, new technology and treatment advances that our local hospitals offer and that have a potential effect on every resident in our community.  Our health reporter has had a major hand in coverage of the coronavirus outbreak, writing not only about the toll the illness is taking on people and the front-line health workers aiding them, but also about the virus’ financial impact on hospitals, which lost revenue, shifted resources and laid off staff as a result.  In short, the health care beat is a very important, rigorous beat at The Morning Call and requires an experienced reporter who can go head-to-head with hospital officials to tell the true story of health care in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. The Morning Call is a Tribune Company newspaper, located in the thriving Lehigh Valley, 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City.


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  • Pitch (or be assigned) and report stories that will appear online and in print.
  • Use a variety of media -- text, still photo, video, etc. -- to best effect in storytelling
  • Use social media to promote content and spark community discussion.
  • Use news awareness and audience metrics/analytics to refine coverage.
  • Ensure that content is optimized for search engines and social media sharing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Communications preferred.
  • Reporting experience with a daily newspaper.
  • Good working knowledge with various Social Media platforms


  • Experienced with content management systems.
  • Excellent writing, reporting and editing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to remain organized and follow through on assignments timely.
  • Ability to maintain accuracy in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities.


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