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April 23, 2014
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Company: FierceBiotech
Seeking Reporter/Copyeditor for business
news leader
Washington, District of Columbia
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  $40,000 to $45,000
Ad Expires: 
May 27, 2014
Job ID: 1515936


Entry level news editing/reporting position available with FierceMarkets’ Life Science Group, publisher of FierceBiotech, FiercePharma, and FierceMedicalDevices, the most widely read life sciences news media reports in the world.


This position is available now and is based in our Washington, DC office. No remote candidates will be considered.


We’re seeking a full-time associate editor to become an integral part of our daily newsgathering and reporting operations for FierceBiotech, FiercePharma, FierceMedicalDevices and several sister publications covering all aspects of the global market for drug/device development and marketing. You'll be learning the life sciences industry and best practices in online media (web, e-newsletter and social) from our veteran team while putting that knowledge to work for our readership. Your work will be focused on ensuring that all news coverage is grammatically clean, well-written, conforms to Fierce standards, and provides the most need-to-know news and information to busy biopharma executives, researchers and scientists.



- Copy editing content submitted by Fierce editors

- Once up to speed, writing stories on several interrelated beats

- Optimizing content with internal and external links, graphics and context

- Researching, collecting data and writing long-form special content as assigned

- Social media monitoring and strategy development



- Experience as a writer/reporter (business reporting preferable)

- Excellent grammar and proofreading skills (you are a very good writer, and can spot difference between good and bad writing)

- Above average web research and social media skills/familiarity

- Experience working in a deadline-driven environment

- An instinct for asking the right questions in order to educate yourself and your readers

- Applicable knowledge of basic HTML/CSS syntax and creation



- Knowledge of the pharma or biotech industries



- Work hard play hard team-focused work environment

- Located in downtown D.C., close to Red, Orange and Blue Metro lines

- Editorial career growth prospects

- Company values innovation from all staff; good ideas make a big impact

- Working at an established leader in online media

- Opportunities to grow your personal brand

- Competitive annual salary and bonus potential

- Health and dental insurance (PPO and HMO options)

- Company holidays and two weeks vacation

This position is full-time, 7:30-4:30 M-F, and includes some weekend/evening editing.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and up to four examples of your work, to Rebecca Friend at

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