Staff Writer, Biotech

Fierce Biotech

Remote, All Locations

Date Posted July 10, 2024
Industry Newspapers, Digital Media
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Telecommute
Job Status Full-time

Description:

Fierce Biotech, a division of Questex, 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 biotech companies from startups to multibillion-dollar enterprises—the venture capital they raise and IPOs they pull off; the science they advance and the drugs they develop. 

The ideal candidate excels not only at building sources and breaking news but also at digging into the why and how behind the daily stories. Our readers are savvy and well-informed, and they look to us for perspectives 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 articles. 
  • Develop the beat and cultivate a range of sources at companies, regulatory agencies, industry experts, and analysts. 
  • Research government databases, court documents, securities filings, and other public sources for untold stories. 
  • Brainstorm and develop engaging features to enhance interaction with Fierce Biotech's dedicated reader community. 
  • Contribute to podcasts and video reporting. 
  • Attend key medical meetings and industry conferences. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a newsroom, preferably covering biotech; experience in other areas of business reporting is also acceptable. 
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related writing-intensive field. 
  • Strong writing skills and proficiency in AP style. 
  • Competitive spirit and a drive to scoop the competition. 
  • Most importantly, a positive attitude, "Fierce" work ethic, and enthusiasm to be part of a winning team of journalists committed to delivering business news in a fresh, relatable manner. 

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

To apply, please send your resume and up to three published clips to Editor-in-Chief, Ayla Ellison, at aellison@questex.com

 

OUR CULTURE

At Questex, we listen to each other and to our customers. And we have fun in a fast-paced, vibrant, and supportive environment. We’re big on ideas, not on rigid processes, rules or org charts. We know that life can be unpredictable, so we’re flexible and adaptable to change. 

YOUR INITIATIVE

At Questex, you will join a fast-growing company of bright and ambitious but easygoing people from a diversity of professions, experiences, and backgrounds. We keep it real. Like to take the lead? Go for it! We encourage innovative thinking and action. Whether you like to create things, manage things, or sell things, you can make your mark at Questex.

OUR REWARDS/WHAT WE OFFER

Questex celebrates the contributions of every member of our team by providing a dynamic and caring work environment, competitive benefits package designed to ensure our employees physical and mental health are top priority. This position salary range will be 50-60K base plus commission. 

  • Vacation - 15-20 days depending on years of service
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Health and Welfare Benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • 100% Company paid Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability coverage
  • Parental Leave
  • Online Educational Learning Library of over 16,000 courses for employees to enhance and develop their skills
  • A comprehensive wellness offering, and a company wide sponsored wellness activities
  • Access to Mental Health Resources-Talkspace, & Ginger Virtual Behavioral Health
  • 401k, with Matching Contributions to include educational webinars sponsored by our 401K partner
  • Mission-driven culture with an enthusiastic, professional team
  • Work-life balance
  • Discounts through various partnerships

With offices in Washington, D.C., London & Singapore, we are always on the lookout for talented people to join our team.

Questex is an Equal Opportunity Employer –Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Expression/Age/Military or Veteran Status/Citizenship Status, or other protected characteristics under federal, state, or local law.

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