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.

Senior Editor

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Senior Editor will help expand the quantity and quality of RHRC’s content as part of the site’s growing editorial team.

The Senior Editor will:

  • Oversee publication of some of the site’s feature-length reported articles, commentary pieces, and analyses.
  • Help expand the quantity and quality of articles we publish on the site.
  • Ensure accuracy and factual integrity in all stories for which s/he is responsible.
  • Generate ideas for stories and assign articles to staff or freelance writers, as appropriate.
  • Generate ideas for series and help identify topics and stories on the horizon that we may want to cover.
  • Field frequent story pitches from staff and freelance writers and have a keen sense of what pitches to accept.
  • Effectively and proficiently manage a wide range of writers with a wide range of styles, backgrounds, and experience.
  • Keep on top of the zeitgeist with regard to reproductive health and justice. Know what conversations are happening in various online spaces.
  • Work within RHRC’s reporting guidelines.
  • Identify reporters and writers whose voices and/or reporting would be an asset to RHRC’s expanding vision.
  • Be responsible for keeping multiple balls in the air at once – at any one moment, the Senior Editor will need to be editing some news stories, coordinating the copyediting and fact checking of others, and talking to reporters about what they’re working on.
  • Work within an assigning budget.
  • Provide frequent reports back to the Managing Editor.
  • Coordinate with other RHRC teams, including social media, communications, and operations.

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

News Editor

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the News Editor will oversee the news section of RHRC’s website as part of the site’s growing editorial team.

The News Editor will:

  • Identify, keep on top of, and prioritize critical news events so that RHRC both breaks and shapes news coverage on our issues;
  • Oversee publication of both full-time news reporters and stringers;
  • Assign, edit, and publish a large number of news stories each day.
  • Ensure factual accuracy of stories written and published;
  • Expand our state news coverage, by hiring and overseeing stringers and freelancers and managing staff reporters.
  • Field daily (and often hourly) story pitches from staff and freelance reporters.
  • Respond quickly to breaking news, sometimes outside of regular publishing hours.
  • Work within and help refine RHRC’s news reporting guidelines.
  • Work within an assigning budget.
  • Provide frequent reports back to the Managing Editor.
  • Coordinate with other RHRC teams, including social media, communications, and operations.

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