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Human Health Project
15-17 Chichester Street
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BT1 4JB
Tel: +1 323 825 5074
volunteernow@humanhealthproject.org


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Broadcast Journalist- Patient Advocacy



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About the Opportunity
Human Health Project (HHP) is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals increase their health knowledge through the sharing of health information. HHP collects, analyzes, and shares health information to empower and inform individuals to achieve better health outcomes. Our patient-centered approach enables patients and caregivers to choose treatments based on evidence-based clinical data as well as the cumulative knowledge of the HHP community. We envision a world where all people have the information, skills and opportunities to lead healthy lives.

For more Information about HHP, please visit our website: https://www.humanhealthproject.org/

Information on HHP IMPACT Program: https://tinyurl.com/HHP-IMPACT-UK



HHP is seeking a Broadcast Journalist for the Patient Advocacy Programme.

In this role, you will interview patients and caregivers about their experiences navigating the healthcare system. Since video is a powerful tool for telling and sharing patient journeys, the goal of the video series is to highlight HHP’s Patient Advocacy program, convey the importance of being an advocate for yourself and those in your care, and to demonstrate how patient advocates serve a critical role in receiving the best healthcare.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Generating ideas for stories involving patient experiences
Investigating resources to find interview participants
Researching potential stories through personal contacts, the internet and other sources
Deciding on the most appropriate angle to approach the story
Booking and briefing interviewees
Recording interviews - in person, via telephone, or conducting them live
Speaking directly to a video camera
Finding appropriate images or sounds - either by recording fresh material, or retrieving them from library stock
Writing introductions and scripting material for questions to be asked
Adapting material for use in other formats and programmes.
Helping to bring awareness and support for HHP's programmes
 

Essential Skills

Excellent news-gathering and reporting skills
Articulate, professional, credible, & ethical
Clear and professional broadcasting voice
Compassionate and caring manner
Persuasiveness and the ability to draw information from people
Knowledge of what makes a compelling story and how best to present it to particular audiences
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
Ability to think creatively and see all potential angles of a story
Effective under the pressure of deadlines
Objective, fair and balanced in the treatment of stories
Technical knowledge and skills in using a range of audio and/or visual equipment
Attention to detail and extremely accurate
Knowledge of the law, ethics and industry regulation as they affect medical journalists
Professional appearance
Experience within the healthcare industry
Strong rapport building skills and the ability to develop relationships at all levels including patients, patient groups and other health organizations
Highly self-motivated
Team player with a flexible approach
Motivated and passionate about HHP’s mission

Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Film, and/or other related field
3 - 5 years experience of writing or editing in television/broadcast environment
3 - 5 years producing professional broadcasting marketing/promotions/creative services experiences preferred
Self-starter, reliable, honest, dependable and flexible
Comfortable working in virtual teams in an online environment

Min Hours Per week
5

Skills and Experience
Communication Skills,
Management/Business Skills,
Marketing/PR/Media,
Organisational Skills,
Social Support

Expense Detail
No

Volunteer Activity
Care / Support,
Community Development,
Health / Hospitals / Hospices,
Journalism,
Management / Business Skills,
Marketing / PR / Media,
Mental Health,
Older People,
Online Volunteering,
Misc.

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None


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