The Huffington Post Is Looking For A Sleep Reporter

Location: New York City

Position Type: Full Time

About the Role:

The Huffington Post is known for its sleep coverage. We launched a dedicated sleep section in 2007, and we continue to vigorously report on the benefits of sleep and how it affects every aspect of our lives, from our health and happiness to our relationships and careers.

Now, we’re looking for a reporter to deepen this commitment and establish HuffPost as the pre-eminent voice on all things sleep. This reporter will have a firm grasp of all that’s happening in the scientific field of sleep studies, a newsy eye for how sleep (and sleep-deprivation) influences major stories, and an appreciation of the way sleep unlocks new possibilities for us — as individuals and as a society — when we embrace it and give it the respect it deserves.

This beat sits at the intersection of two of HuffPost’s biggest editorial priorities: becoming the biggest, best online hub for well-being content, and reimagining journalism as part of our What’s Working editorial initiative.

What’s Working is all about solutions, which will be central to the sleep beat. We’ll be looking at all the problems related to sleep-deprivation and burnout — from sleep’s role in transportation industry disasters (Metro North derailment, Tracy Morgan’s accident) to workplace cultures that treat sleep-deprivation as a badge of honor — but always with an eye toward what’s being done to solve them.


-Sourcing and writing daily news aggregation that sets us apart from other outlets and moves the story forward

-Pitching and writing enterprise reporter pieces that start conversations

-Working with other editors and reporters to help shape our site-wide editorial approach to sleep

-Pitching and writing intelligent opinion pieces

-Packaging stories with catchy multimedia and clever sharable headlines

-Pitching and helping produce shareable content for a social media audience

-Monitoring breaking news and identifying viral stories

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