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Company: American Medical Association
Seeking Reporter
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
May 2, 2013
Job ID: 1463600


Exciting Job Opportunity  -  American Medical News



The successful candidate will serve in downtown Chicago as a reporter for the Business section of American Medical News, an award-winning national print (215,000-circulation) and online news publication ( for physicians, published by the American Medical Association. You will be expected to deliver news and feature articles that are thoroughly researched, well-written, and tightly focused on the interests and information needs of our physician audience. This position requires developing articles covering topics related to health care business issues, especially those affecting physicians who own and run their practices. This is not a clinical beat, so medical knowledge and experience with health writing are not prerequisites. You will be covering a critical part of the health sector, which overall accounts for 20 percent of the U.S. economy, and is undergoing massive transformation due to government and private health care reforms. American Medical News is among the best-read medical publications in the nation.


To qualify for this important position, you must possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism.


  • At least three years of experience as a full-time writer/reporter, preferably on a daily or weekly publication. Experience covering the health care business field, or any business field, is desirable. Online experience a plus.


  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under deadline pressure.


  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment while maintaining a strong individual contribution.


  • Excellent writing and interviewing skills.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to effectively interface with individuals of varying backgrounds, levels, and expertise.


  • Ability to accommodate occasional travel.


The AMA also offers employees a unique opportunity -- to play a role in shaping the way health care is provided in this country. We offer a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a convenient downtown location.  We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce and we encourage Veterans to apply! 

To apply for this position, external applicants can submit a resume and media clips to: and apply online on the AMA Career page at: for job #3387CJL.   We hope to hear from you soon!


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