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As part of our esteemed news organization, HuffPost is a leading source of award-winning news and commentary for the most diverse and connected generation ever— with reporting spanning across politics, lifestyle, entertainment and more. HuffPost believes in putting people before power and telling the stories that too often go unheard, from the voices that matter.
Are you the type of writer who loves creating meaningful lifestyle service journalism that can have an instant impact on people’s lives? Are you a curious reporter who is comfortable interviewing experts and knows how to decipher a scientific study quickly and accurately? Are you a critical thinker who can debunk trends and be a trusted source of information? HuffPost is looking for a reporter with experience in lifestyle and health topics to write about all things wellness, including mental health, self-care, personal health, medical conditions, body image, human behavior, personality traits, fitness at every level and more.
Come join our growing team! HuffPost Life’s mission is to arm readers with the knowledge they need to take care of themselves so they can take on the world. With an audience that’s paying more attention to health than ever before, we strive to provide insightful and straightforward stories that make our readers feel validated and informed. We sort through all the B.S. of wellness culture by approaching each piece with actionable, relatable advice, a compassionate outlook and science-backed facts.
The ideal candidate is an experienced writer in the lifestyle and health service journalism space who can produce health stories with high editorial standards. If you’re an efficient writer who knows how to conduct great interviews with doctors, researchers and other health experts and translate their work into memorable, helpful and well-written stories for a general audience, you’re a great candidate for this position.
This position is in the WGA-E bargaining unit.
Pitch, report and write health and wellness service journalism stories
Interview experts on health and wellness topics
Stay on top of the latest health and wellness research and trends and actively pitch stories daily
Package stories in smart and creative ways: sharp headline writing, SEO optimization, art and graphics selection, social media promotional language, etc.
Update evergreen stories with new, relevant information
Participate in brainstorms on health and wellness, as well as other lifestyle topics
Work alongside other HuffPost Life team members to create smart stories and packages
Analyze traffic and trends to inform new story ideas
Work with the audience team to generate new story ideas and improve evergreen content
Help to produce HuffPost Life’s wellness newsletter
Work with the Senior Wellness Editor to develop coverage and strategy on a deadline
Part of what makes BuzzFeed, Inc. a pioneer in digital media is our commitment to exploring new ventures that lead to spreading truth and joy. As such, you may be asked to share your knowledge with your colleagues through presentations or trainings, to screen and interview job candidates, or to take part in recruitment or networking events on behalf of the company and be part of a union.
Experience reporting and writing health and wellness stories, with a preference for lifestyle service journalism
Strong interest in mental health, self-care, medical conditions, body image, inclusive fitness and more
Skill in reading scientific studies and sharing findings with an audience in a way that’s understandable and relatable
Conscientious about writing stories that represent a diverse range of voices, communities and sources
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Ability to meet tight deadlines and remain flexible
Genuine love for online media and wellness
Firm understanding of the HuffPost audience and voice
About BuzzFeed, Inc.
BuzzFeed, Inc. is the world's leading tech-powered, diversified media company that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally through its cross-platform news and entertainment network. The company produces articles, lists, quizzes, videos, and original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world’s largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News and HuffPost; an industry-leading affiliate business, strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Commerce; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.
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