Business Insider is looking for an experienced reporter to cover the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
It’s a time of rapid innovation and big challenges for the industry, creating lots of opportunities for an ambitious reporter to make a mark in this role. Advances like personalized medicine and artificial intelligence could upend how we find new drugs and treat diseases. At the same time, the advent of seven-figure therapies is bringing new scrutiny to the cost of drugs. Meanwhile, more people than ever are taking generic medications, but supply chain problems are leading to shortages and recalls.
We value coverage that makes an impact. Our reporting has already forced insurers
to change their policies, giving sick kids access to life-saving drugs. We revealed
how drug companies teamed up to raise the cost of your medicines, and raised big questions
about prescribing practices at a buzzy online Viagra seller. As the poop-testing startup uBiome disintegrated in the wake of an FBI raid, we had the inside story
. And we’ve made a mark with deep reporting on trends like the rise of digital therapeutics
and the advent of million-dollar drugs
We’re looking for someone who can deliver major stories like these, break news, and get the real story on what’s going on inside pharma and biotech companies.
The job requires traditional beat reporting, investigative work, and analysis. A successful reporter in this role will spend a lot of time with executives, investors, patients, and researchers to get the inside story of how the biotech and pharma industries are evolving, and then be able to convey that to our readers in an engaging manner.
We're looking for someone with:
• Experience reporting on healthcare or a similar industry
• A track record of breaking news that matters on a competitive beat
• The ability to work quickly and independently
• An impeccable standard of spelling, punctuation and headline-writing
• An interest in using different formats (lists, charts, narratives) to tell stories in the most effective way
• The passion to go the extra mile to deliver stories for our readers that they can’t find anywhere else
This is a full-time position based in our New York office or another office location, depending on the candidate. Business Insider offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits.
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