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Pediatric Journalist, ACEs Connection Network

San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Jan / 3 / 2018

Organization Description

Using the science of adverse childhood experiences, ACEs Connection Network (ACN) helps communities solve their most intractable problems. We do this by creating and connecting networks of people, organizations and communities to prevent ACEs, heal trauma, and build resilience. See and

Position Summary

We are hiring an experienced social journalist to cover ACEs science across sectors in 10 San Francisco Bay Area counties (San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, Napa and Sonoma), with a half-time focus on developments in the pediatric community, and to grow and manage the ACEs in Pediatrics community on ACEs Connection. Community members of ACEs in Pediatrics include all subsectors of the pediatric sector: pediatricians, researchers, nursing staff, administrative staff, parents, K-12 educators, medical school professors, etc. There is also overlap between the ACEs in Pediatrics learning community with other learning communities on ACEs Connection such as ACEs in Education and ACEs in Parenting.

Essential Job Functions

The journalist will develop a “beat” in which they cover the whole range of articles that define a beat: small event stories that might be mostly photos and captions, short profiles of people and organizations, short articles about reports and research, and longer data-driven articles about how an organization or organizations have integrated practices based on ACEs science, what works, what doesn’t, what the data show, and next steps.

The journalist will encourage and edit contributions from members of the San Francisco Bay Area community sites and the ACEs in Pediatrics community site on ACEs Connection. Some of these posts will follow the same distribution path as articles by the journalist.

The journalist will grow and manage the ACEs in Pediatrics learning community, including inviting new members to join the community, helping them post blogs and events, post events, host text chats, connect pediatricians with resources on NPPC and on ACEs Connection, connect members of the community with local geographic-based initiatives, and cross-post appropriate content from the ACEs in Education and Parenting with ACEs communities. Once the community becomes large enough, the journalist will send out a weekly roundup of news and events to all learning community participants.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of the science of adverse childhood experiences, trauma, trauma informed and/or resilience building practices;
  • At least 15 years’ reporting, editing and photography experience having had a health and science beat;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical studies and study rigor and understanding of evidence-based practices related to ACEs science;
  • Demonstrated fluency in publishing stories about ACEs science and practice (i.e., have written articles about ACEs science and practice);
  • Lives in the San Francisco Bay Area

Special Requirements

ACEs Connection Network functions as a virtual office and we work remotely.


$70,000 annually. Complete benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation and holidays, sick time, personal days, etc.

To Apply

We strongly encourage online applications. Please attach your resume and cover letter:

Apply online here.

We also accept applications by mail or fax. Send to:

TSNE MissionWorks
Attn: Employment Manager
NonProfit Center
89 South Street Suite 700
Boston, MA  02111

Or fax to: 617.896.9393.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks and ACEs Connection Network will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran, or disability status.