Careers

Reporters wanted

Join our team at ClearHealthCosts, where we’re disrupting the health-care marketplace.

Our mission: tell people what things cost in health care. It’s the last big remaining opaque market: no one knows what stuff costs, and we’re here to change that

Our primary tools: shoe-leather reporting, crowdsourcing, investigative journalism and data diving, on our home site and also in partnership with big news organizations. Here’s one example of a partnership.

What we seek: Entrepreneurial self-starter. Proven record of accuracy, curiosity, tenacity. Public records and data expertise helpful. No health-care background required, but an interest in the topic is necessary.

What we offer: Deep knowledge of the health-care marketplace. High visibility. A world-changing journalism startup. Great opportunity to join us as we grow.

The ideal candidate will also have some other skills, including but not limited to these:

  • Data skills, including managing and sorting data
  • Excel
  • Telephone interview skills
  • Familiarity with WordPress, MailChimp; knowledge of Google, Clicky, WordPress or other analytics
  • Social media expertise–Tweetdeck or other Twitter client, Facebook etc.
  • Other tech skills including software development, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS
  • Video

Proudly based in New York City. Temporary and full-time for now. Could grow into something more.

Please e-mail a note telling us why you’d be great for this job, with a resume or link to online resume, and six pieces of your writing reflecting range and breadth, to jeanne@clearhealthcosts.com. Also please let us know where you heard of this opportunity.

Background

Here’s a little bit about what we do, on the Harvard Business Review/New England Journal of Medicine website; our home site, here at clearhealthcosts.com, also has a blog, which you can find here.

Our primary tools: shoe-leather reporting, crowdsourcing and data diving. We also partner with big news organizations: NOLA.com I The Times-Picayune and WVUE FOX 8 Live in New Orleans; The Philadelphia Inquirer, philly.com, The Daily News and 6ABC Action News in Philadelphia; WLRN public radio in Miami; WUSF public radio in Tampa-St. Petersburg; KQED public radio in San Francisco; KPCC public radio in Los Angeles; WHYY public radio in Philadelphia; and MedPage Today in New York to collect data and create great journalism. Here is an example of our partnerships.

Here’s our press page. Here’s a description of our partnerships across the nation.

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Other careers

Separate from this posting: If you’re interested in joining our team, please contact us at jobs@clearhealthcosts.com. We are adding team members as we grow!

We will be posting other career opportunities soon.