Job Description:


The Enterprise Reporter, Health will be part of our mission to reach more people with news they can use to navigate their lives. The award-winning WFYI newsroom fills news gaps, makes complicated things easy to understand, exposes policy inequities and answers audience questions. It is also home to statewide, regional, and national journalism collaborations. This role is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is part of our Midwest public health reporting collaboration Side Effects Public Media. It reports daily and in-depth journalism to explain public health policies meant to serve everyone --- where they succeed, where they fail, and efforts to fix them.

This is a mission-critical role for our newsroom, as Indiana and other Midwestern states continue to rank among the lowest in the country for all major health issues – including rural health care access, maternal mortality, substance use disorder and life span. The Enterprise Reporter, Health, will develop sources, uncover gaps and solutions, show why they matter, and empower people to address them. The role will have the support of our news and community engagement teams – including the health editor, the local and regional health teams, a community engagement health specialist, the digital team, and a data journalist. Reporting duties will include finding and producing multiplatform stories that make an impact.


To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform in a satisfactory manner the essential functions and responsibilities listed below. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. 

Essential functions  

  • Report stories that center people with lived experience and use clear, concise writing to explain the circumstances and why they matter.
  • Widen the view of reporting as necessary for our state, regional and national audiences. 
  • Work with our community engagement team to discover new stories and angles that ensure we are reporting for communities, not on communities.
  • Attend weekly news meetings and pitch daily and enterprise stories for multiplatform publication – including radio, podcast, web, newsletter, YouTube, and social media platforms. 
  • Cultivate expertise and sources in public health, health care and health policy. 
  • Schedule flexibility (some evening, weekend, breaking news, and holiday work). 
  • Value, contribute to, and sustain WFYI’s commitment to representing the rich diversity that is our community and amplifying the stories that represent the experiences of all.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience unless otherwise noted below. 


  • Demonstrated proficiency in AP Style. 
  • Ability to excel in a collaborative team environment with a high level of personal motivation. 
  • Ability to work simultaneously on short and long-term projects. 


  • Experience in health policy reporting. 
  • Experience in photography, video, and data visualization.
  • Previous work in both broadcast and digital news reporting. 
  • Familiar with community engagement journalism. 
  • Previous work in collaborations. 
Job Location: 
Indianapolis, IN
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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