Health Reporter

Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/15/2021 12:04 PM)
Requisition ID
Editorial - Reporters
Position Type
Physical Work Location
Virginia Media - Work from Home



The Virginian-Pilot/Daily Press — an award-winning, multi-platform news operation with a growing audience — seeks an aggressive, digitally-savvy health reporter who understands how to use all the tools in the journalism toolbox.   

Here’s why you should work for us: 

  • We’re one of the largest news operation in Virginia, with coverage from Richmond to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. That’s a big audience — looking for both statewide and local coverage.
  • We aim for ambitious journalism that makes an impact on Virginians’ lives. Our newsroom features many national award winners. 
  • Our coverage area includes the world’s largest Navy base, several cities and miles of beaches.
  • We are passionate about what we do here and are committed to both serving readers and helping our journalists develop new skills. 

Tribune Publishing is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. Join us.




 Here’s what we ask in return: 

  • The curiosity to find and analyze data and trends.
  • The intelligence to understand scientific research and present it to readers in a clear and engaging way.
  • An understanding of the intersection between federal, state and local politics and policies with patients, doctors, hospitals and the medical community.
  • Prior experience in health reporting, or in the medical field, is a plus.
  • You must have strong news judgment, a collaborative approach and a desire to get the story swiftly and accurately.
  • You appreciate the depth and variety of the health beat, from quick hits to breaking news to features and explanatory stories. 
  • You must be able to thrive in our fast-paced operation and capable of producing a variety of content: photos and videos, tweets, short updates for web, and print stories with deep context.


A college degree is required. At least two years’ experience in daily journalism is preferred.  

The Virginian-Pilot/Daily Press is a progressive news operation with a focus on communication and collaboration at all levels. Working with fellow reporters, photographers and senior editors is a typical day on the job. Input and creativity is not just welcome, it’s required. In this ever-changing media landscape, a sense of humor also helps. 


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