The Rivard Report is seeking a freelance writer to cover public health and wellness issues in the community. Ideal applicants will have some professional journalism or public health experience, but a facility for writing and story telling and a focused interest in the subject matter also will qualify.
Applicants must be willing to undertake longer form, magazine-style assignments, such as the state of women’s reproductive rights in Texas, and cover deadline events that occasionally occur in the evening or on weekends, such as Síclovía, H-E-B’s annual Slim Down Showdown, public health initiatives launched by Metro Health, UT-Health Science Center, the Mayor’s Fitness Council, YMCA of Greater San Antonio, and other local entities. Other coverage topics will include efforts to address the city’s obesity and child obesity rates, incidents of Type II diabetes, in-school nutrition and wellness programs, etc.
Freelance fees will depend on the scope of assignment. It is our intent to see the position develop into a full-time staff position with salary and benefits. Interested individuals should send a letter and resume to Managing Editor Iris Dimmick firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Featured/top image: Preventative care is key to low healthcare costs for all. Photo by James Gathany for the CDC, public domain image.