|Date Posted||August 21, 2019|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires, Trade Publications|
We’re looking for an ambitious journalist to join the biopharma reporting team at Endpoints News — the fastest growing daily publication covering the business of drug development.
Built from the ground-up, Endpoints recently celebrated its third anniversary. Still a young company, we have seen rapid growth since our inception, and continue to expand.
Endpoints News is not a wire service. We are not your grandfather’s daily newspaper. We are an independent, online publication directed straight at the biopharma world and the executives who run it. We write in a lively and authoritative style, keep things to the point and specialize in putting news in context — translating why a story is important for readers and the industry and company trends that the news fits into. Our audience is global, but each reader is sitting at the virtual desk next to your own. Anyone who gets this job will need to be able to learn this style and live it.
We publish 8-12 articles throughout the day as biopharma news breaks, neatly packaged in our daily email news reports and published realtime on the web. Most of our articles are not paywalled, so they’re easily discoverable by Google to brand new audiences, driving traffic on top of the core audience of newsmakers that’s been following the founding team’s work for well over a decade.
With an audience of 2 million web visitors monthly, and nearly 60,000 active daily email subscribers, our news reports are read closely by an elite audience employing cutting-edge science in the pursuit of profit and curing human disease.
Your primary responsibilities will include:
Contribute stories daily as assigned by editors, written in the Endpoints style (see here for a chronological list).
Develop sources and develop well-researched special content in collaboration with the team.
Light copy-editing and helping your editorial colleagues on stories
Our ideal candidate:
Is a quick, sharp writer with a solid grasp of business concepts who can work independently to turn good copy around on a tight deadline. Biopharma knowledge is a plus — but isn’t required.
Understands the difference between news, content, and information.
Has some experience writing regularly for an audience.
At Endpoints, you will:
Have a direct and immediate impact towards the company’s goals — which are transparently tracked and communicated.
Work hard and smart in an environment that rewards results and exceptional performers.
Collaborate with a world-class team that has built an independent news company that is profitable and editorially respected.
Currently we’re 17 staffers stationed across the globe — with 7 based in our headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas — all tied together with a common purpose and mission. Endpoints is a small company pursuing big-time projects.
We expect the Newswriter to report no later than 6-7am ET daily, and to also be available when the market closes. We pay a competitive salary with benefits and two weeks paid vacation, plus you’ll have off all market holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
Remote candidates are encouraged to apply. Those in the vicinity of our Kansas headquarters will be given extra consideration.
Ready to apply? Please send an introductory email, attach a current resume, and send at least 3 clips — URLs preferably but PDFs will do if your work is behind a paywall.
Please send applications to the publisher, Arsalan Arif, at firstname.lastname@example.org