Staff Writer, Health Tech

Fierce Healthcare

Remote, All Locations

Date Posted June 08, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Health/Science
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://www.fiercehealthcare.com

Description:

Fierce Healthcare is seeking a sharp and eager journalist to join our expanding team.

We are looking for a reporter to deliver daily news and a steady flow of features that put the news in context for our readers. This beat focuses on health tech—arguably the fastest growing and most dynamic sector in the industry with close to $40 billion invested in the market last year. We need a writer who can dive into the business strategies of health tech titans and the digital health startups looking to carve out a place in the industry.

The ideal candidate excels not only at building sources and breaking news, but at digging into the why and how behind the daily stories. Our readers are savvy and well-informed, and they look to us for perspective and insights they cannot get elsewhere.

This person will also have a strong commitment to editorial quality and ethics, a passion for diving deep into the subjects they cover, and the desire to have a little fun with what they do.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write daily news stories and longer-form stories.
  • Develop the beat and a range of sources at companies and regulatory agencies and among industry experts and analysts.
  • Mine earnings and financial reports, court documents, securities filings and other public sources for hidden stories.
  • Brainstorm and bring to life features that help Fierce Healthcare interact with and engage our dedicated community of readers.
  • Contribute to our podcasts and video reporting.
  • Monitor social media and news sites for breaking stories, and post and interact on those platforms.
  • Cover key events and industry conferences.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 1 year experience in a newsroom, preferably covering healthcare, but other business reporting experience also works. This includes internships and college newspaper experience.
  • Degree in journalism, communications, English or another writing-intensive major, or industry-relevant field such as business or pre-med.
  • Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style.
  • Competitive spirit and desire to scoop the competition.
  • Most importantly, a positive attitude, “Fierce” work ethic, and desire to work on a winning team of journalists who pride themselves on delivering business news in a fresh, relatable way.

Come join a talented group of writers and editors who enjoy their work—and working together. We think we’re fielding the best team we’ve ever had, and we want you to be part of it.

To apply, submit your résumé, cover letter and five published clips, including features and deadline news to Tracy Staton at tstaton@questex.com.  

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.