Freelance Data Journalist

March 22, 2024

Job Description

hims & hers

Hims & Hers Health, Inc. (better known as Hims & Hers) is the leading health and wellness platform, on a mission to help the world feel great through the power of better health. We are revolutionizing telehealth for providers and their patients alike. Making personalized solutions accessible is of paramount importance to Hims & Hers and we are focused on continued innovation in this space. Hims & Hers offers nonprescription products and access to highly personalized prescription solutions for a variety of conditions related to mental health, sexual health, hair care, skincare, heart health, and more.

​​About the Role:

We are seeking an editorial-minded, data-driven journalist to analyze quantitative research and craft compelling narratives around our core treatment categories (sex, hair and weight loss) geared toward media syndication. As a Data Journalist, you’ll be responsible for generating innovative story ideas, conducting in-depth analysis of numerical data, and creating attention-grabbing headlines with localized appeal tailor-made for organic media pickup.

You Will:
  • Develop two unique data-driven whitepapers each month, meticulously researched and crafted to capture the attention of media outlets and their audiences (one performing research to create new datasets that tell interesting stories and another analyzing
  • Develop 1-2 unique data-driven whitepapers each month, meticulously researched and crafted to capture the attention of media outlets and their audiences
  • Analyze publicly available data from Census and other sources to create unique and compelling narratives (i.e. “These are the healthiest cities in America” according to our proprietary score).
  • Generate fresh and captivating story ideas centered around our core topics of sex, hair, and weight loss, ensuring relevance and appeal to our target audience.
  • Dive deep into numerical and statistical data, both existing and newly collected, to unearth unique insights and trends with click-worthy appeal.
  • Collaborate closely with the editorial team to ensure alignment and consistency in messaging and branding.

You Have:
  • Analytical Skills: Demonstrate strong analytical skills, with the ability to apply a unique rubric to publicly available data, creating a proprietary story out of non-proprietary numbers, and the ability to craft a survey that will allow you to extract meaningful insights from complex datasets and translate them into engaging narratives.
  • Creative Thinking: Exhibit creativity and innovation in generating story ideas and approaches, keeping content fresh, relevant, and appealing to diverse audiences.
  • Communication Skills: Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a knack for crafting clear, concise, and impactful content that resonates with readers.
  • Deadline Orientation: Thrive in a fast-paced environment and excel at managing multiple projects simultaneously, delivering high-quality work on time and within budget.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • 5+ years of experience in data journalism
  • Possess a solid foundation in journalism with demonstrated experience in analyzing data and conducting market research to uncover compelling stories.
  • A proven track record of creating studies and content that not only attract media attention but also earn valuable backlinks, driving traffic and engagement.

This freelance role is an independent contractor position. The anticipated compensation for this role will be between $1000 & $1500 per article, with an expected two to five submissions per week. These fees are subject to adjustment based on a range of factors including skill set, experience and training, and geographic location.

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.

Hims is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law. Hims considers all qualified applicants in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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