Job Announcements

RH Reality Check is an award-winning daily publication providing evidence-based news, analysis, and commentary, as well as interactive dialogue on matters of sexual and reproductive health and justice. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions.


Director of Development

Reporting to and in partnership with the President and senior staff, the Director of Development will be responsible for expanding upon and carrying out a strategic plan for raising the funds necessary to support the growth and success of RH Reality Check. The Director of Development will:

  • Work with the President, Director of Online Fundraising, Director of Operations and other senior staff and consultants as necessary to develop and execute a fundraising strategy focused primarily on expanding and diversifying foundation funding, building a base of major donors, and expanding our online fundraising capacity;
  • Oversee existing foundation grants and work aggressively to identify new sources of foundation funding;
  • Craft proposals, reports, letters of interest, briefings, and other related materials for donors;
  • Work with the President, Board of Directors, and consultants as needed to identify as well as develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors;
  • Manage fundraising consultant(s) and fundraising staff when and as necessary;
  • Create and manage a fundraising calendar to ensure all proposal, reporting, and other deadlines are met;
  • Manage grant reporting, and oversee monthly and quarterly reports for internal communications and for the Board of Directors;
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program, including maintaining up-to-date donor contact information and providing analytical reports and summaries for management use;
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned and as the organization grows.

Read the full position description here. Please follow the application instructions in the position description carefully.


Senior Communications and Media Manager

The Senior Communications & Media Manager will lead the development and execution of a creative and results-oriented communications strategy – across multiple platforms – to support RH Reality Check’s brand, content, and issues. The Senior Communications & Media Manager will:

  • Work with the President and others on the team to create and execute a communications and media strategy using new and traditional media platforms;
  • Be up-to-date on news and news cycles, working to inform senior staff of opportunities for informing/shifting/disrupting media framing of our core issues;
  • Build relationships with reporters, editorial writers, and columnists in broadcast, online, and print media;
  • Serve as the main point of contact with media for RHRC writ large;
  • Proactively pitch and promote RHRC articles and investigative research to other media outlets;
  • Proactively pitch staff and writers for media appearances to broadcast, cable news, and radio outlets;
  • Convene and manage press conferences, media briefings, and other related outreach strategies;
  • Write and/or edit talking points, press releases, and other materials as necessary;
  • Manage our digital and communications team to ensure delivery of high-quality work product;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with communications counterparts at partner organizations;
  • Work others in the progressive movement to move key messages;
  • Develop and execute an approach to test/evaluate the effectiveness of communications activities;
  • Develop and maintain a communications calendar;
  • Provides detailed reporting on media outreach and coverage;
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned and as the site and organization grow.

Read the full position description here. Please follow the application instructions in the position description carefully.


Senior Political Reporter, Federal Policy

The reporter will work closely with the Editor in Chief and a growing team to ensure timely, accurate, and aggressive coverage of domestic and international federal policy issues affecting the economic, social and health prospects of diverse populations of women, youth, and LGBT persons.

The Senior Political Reporter, Federal Policy will be responsible for:

  • As needed breaking news and daily coverage of federal law and policy on Capitol Hill on issues ranging from legislation and policy debates around abortion, contraception, Title X, abstinence-only funding, domestic and international family planning funding, and domestic and international HIV and AIDS;
  • As needed breaking news and daily coverage of policies and legislation that affect the health and economic prospects of immigrant women, women of color, LGBT communities and youth;
  • Establishing and cultivating key contacts in Congress and relevant agencies;
  • Attendance at key hearings and press conferences;
  • Interviews with key policymakers and occasional profiles of legislators and policymakers in and outside the Administration;
  • Ensuring high-levels of quality, in regard to fact-checking, sourcing, and knowledge of legislation and policy;
  • Identifying and getting out front on stories that must be covered and connecting with the right people to do so;
  • Working daily with the RHRC team to ensure smooth communications on current priorities;
  • Developing issue-focused series;
  • Collaboration with other writers and columnist is necessary. Ability to work off-site and be accountable to the team;
  • Other duties and projects as assigned and as the site expands.

Read the full position description here. Please follow the application instructions in the position description carefully.

DEADLINE: April 18, 2014


Freelance Stringers

RH Reality Check is seeking freelance stringers currently based in the states of Arizona, Louisiana, and New Mexico, to cover issues of reproductive and sexual justice, rights, and politics in those states for an initial three-month period. Our interests range from specific health care delivery and access issues for women, GLBT, and marginalized populations (reproductive health care including contraception, abortion, maternity care, infant and child survival; Medicare, Title X, Obamacare) to economic and social justice issues, including immigration, economic justice (living wages, labor rights, and access to childcare.


  • Knowledge of politics, reproductive rights issues, and state legislative workings.
  • Demonstrated excellence in reporting and writing.
  • Ability to find good stories and work on tight deadlines to produce a high quality article.
  • Ability to write cleanly, concisely, and quickly.

Compensation: We’re offering a competitive monthly retainer for a three-month commitment, with the possibility of extending. Retainer is calculated based on expected output of roughly three to five news pieces per month.

To apply: Email with a short description of your journalistic background and three links to previous work.