Health & Wellness Reporter, Bustle

Remote
Editorial – Bustle
Part-time
Bustle is seeking remote, part-time reporters to cover Health & Wellness for our Lifestyle vertical. Day-to-day responsibilities include pitching and writing original reported health stories (both short turnaround and longer lead), second-day news follow-ups, and cultural analysis about wellness, reproductive health, sexual health, sleep, nutrition, and fitness. This reporter will also be responsible for conducting interviews for Q&As and as-told-tos. A passion for and understanding of broader issues affecting young people, like how race, socioeconomic status, spirituality, gender identity, and sexual orientation intersect with well-being, is crucial. A network of industry contacts and go-to experts is a plus.

Candidates must have availability to work 3-4 days per week during business hours, ET. 

Responsibilities

    • Write 3-4 900-word stories per week comprising a mix of pitches and assignments
    • Stay up-to-date on the latest health research, wellness trends, and influential thought leaders in this space to produce authoritative content
    • Proactively manage assignments on an ongoing basis, including conducting interviews and follow-ups

Requirements

    • Applicants should have at least 3 years experience covering health
    • Ability to turn in clean, accurate copy in a timely fashion and accept feedback
    • Comfort covering sensitive topics
    • Established news judgment and a sense for what makes a Bustle story
    • Familiarity with SEO best practices
Bustle Digital Group (BDG) is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 82 million readers turn to our brands — Bustle, Elite Daily, Flavorpill Media, Inverse, Mic, NYLON, Romper, The Outline, Input and The Zoe Report — to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and London.