The Texas Tribune is seeking an Austin-based reporter to cover women’s health.
The position involves balanced and thoughtful reporting on everything from fights over Texas abortion laws to the rate at which Texas women die after childbirth. There are stories to pursue related to breast cancer, cervical cancer, services for pregnant Texans, postpartum mental health care, how state and federal dollars earmarked for women’s health are distributed, health disparities in certain regions of the state or among women from different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, and the politics of women’s health — all in the place with the most uninsured residents of any state.
The women’s health reporter will work closely with the Tribune’s health and human services reporter, who focuses on topics such as foster care, health care spending and the state’s health-related response to disasters. There will be opportunities for the two reporters to collaborate.
The women’s health reporter — who will juggle quick-turn news stories and enterprise pieces — will need to occasionally travel throughout Texas. The job requires a keen eye on women’s health issues during the biennial sessions of the Texas Legislature, in races for state and federal elected offices, and in major court cases in Texas and before the U.S. Supreme Court.
About The Texas Tribune
The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit newsroom based in Austin and dedicated to engaging and informing Texans on politics and policy news. We are read by 2 million people every month and have more journalists covering state government than any newsroom in the country. In addition, our events team hosts more than 50 free conversations between the public and elected officials across the state every year.
We’re a "grown-up startup,” meaning we all wear many hats, but we’re also big fans of getting enough sleep. We believe our office is a pretty great place to work, and we're proud of the job we've done helping to make Texas politics transparent and accessible to the world at large. The Texas Tribune is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.
- medical, vision and dental insurance
- a cellphone stipend
- 20 days of paid time off each year
- up to eight weeks of paid family leave plus four weeks of additional job protection
- 401(k) matching
- support for professional training and attending industry conferences