Work with GHH!

Want to work with Global Health Hub? We’re currently looking to partner with talented web developers and writers to help us build the GHH community. At GHH, we’re hard at work revamping the website and adding new content. If you’re a web developer or writer interested in working with GHH and joining a network of like-minded public health crusaders, please reach out to us! We don’t turn a profit at Global Health Hub, so we can only offer modest compensation for our web developer. All of our contributing writers and editorial staff work pro-bono. However, working for GHH is a chance to become part of a tight-knit group of editors and public health professionals all over the world. Your work will be seen and shared by our nearly 20,000 Twitter followers, and you’ll have a chance to network and make connections that will take your career to the next level. Full descriptions of the positions are below. We hope you’ll contact us!

WordPress Web Developer

We are looking for a WordPress developer to help us re-vamp the GHH website. The developer will be paired with our editorial staff and given very clear direction for the redesign. We’ve already laid the groundwork, and you’ll help us execute the vision! We’re looking for someone with both back-end and front-end development skills, including WordPress themes and plugins. In addition, an ideal candidate will have programming skills (such as PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript), and an understanding of the development process from design to deployment.

We look forward to hearing from you! Feel free to reach out at editorghh@gmail.com.

Contributing Writer Submission Guidelines 

Global Health Hub is accepting freelance submissions from writers around the world. We accept stories about any global health topic, although we are particularly interested in timely and relevant stories that brings a valuable new insight to the global health community.

Global Health Hub is brought to you by a team of volunteer editors and writers. With our 18,500 Twitter followers and nearly 2,000 Facebook followers, your stories will reach a wide audience of people dedicated to improving health across the globe.

Most of our stories run between 500 – 1,000 words, although we sometimes run longer features. These are the types of stories we typically accept:

(1) Field experience: If you are a public health expert, doctor or a scientist, we would love to hear about your experience in the field, clinic or lab. We especially love intimate stories with strong narrative that are linked to a big-picture message about public health or newsworthy events.

(2) Feature stories: If you are a non-expert or student without field experience, we ask that your story is written with a journalistic approach. Specifically, that means we’d like you to pick a topic, interview at least one expert on that topic, and include references to back up your claims. Having an opinion is OK, as long as you back up your statements with comments and research from the experts.

(3) Q&As: We also publish Q&A stories featuring condensed interviews with experts in the field. For these submissions, we ask that you interview and expert on an interesting topic, transcribe the interview, and send us a lightly edited (for clarity) version of the Q&A. Please include a 200 word summary at the top of your article.

(4) Journal summaries/ Book reviews: If you are an author or an academic hoping to spread the word about your work, we ask that you send us a 600 word summary of your book/article that describes your inspiration for the work, as well as a summary of the conclusions. Your article should be written in blog-format, or a conversational tone. (Please don’t merely paraphrase your abstract).

(5) Literature roundup: We regularly publish literature roundups, which are essentially lists relevant articles on a given topic. If you are composing a literature review for a research topic, and you’d like to share that list broadly, please send us the list, as well as a paragraph or two summarizing the context and work.

Also, it really helps if you send us photographs or images to accompany your story. You can send us any pictures of your own, or appropriate images found through public access websites like Wikimedia, Picasa, Flickr, or the CDC’s public image library. Other alternatives are to create an image through Wordle or World Mapper. Please don’t use copyright images, and if you send us any photos from your field work, please let us know who took the photo, and propose a caption.

We look forward to hearing from you! Feel free to send submissions to editorghh@gmail.com.