Date Posted May 29, 2024
Industry Newspapers, Digital Media
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time

Description:

Questex is seeking a senior editor to lead our expanding Fierce Biotech team. The ideal candidate is a sharp and eager journalist ready to manage and contribute daily reporting and analysis for a leading news source in the industry we cover. This individual can lead in a fast-paced, high-energy environment, communicate seamlessly with companies, regulatory agencies and colleagues spread across the globe, and work with an experienced team of business journalists who pride themselves on providing breaking news and thorough analysis in a fresh, relatable way.

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Fierce Life Sciences editor in chief and senior editors across the group on website and newsletter strategy, style and processes.
  • Manage the Fierce Biotech team of writers and editors.
  • Edit and write daily news stories, as well as some long-form features, enterprise reporting and special reports closely watched in the industry we cover.
  • Develop a range of sources at companies and regulatory agencies and among industry experts and analysts.
  • Mine government databases, court documents, securities filings and other public sources for news and enterprise stories
  • Brainstorm and bring to life features and series that help Fierce Biotech interact with and engage our dedicated community of readers
  • Contribute regularly to Fierce Life Sciences’ podcast.
  • Attend key medical conferences and Fierce Life Sciences events as the public face of Fierce Biotech; cover news from conferences and recruit/moderate our panels and events

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in online or print journalism. Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style.
  • Life sciences writing and editing experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to oversee projects from conception to delivery.
  • Management experience is a plus.
  • Most importantly, a positive attitude, “Fierce” work ethic and desire to work on a winning team. Our goal is to maintain our position as the leading resource for our professional readers each day

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, submit a résumé and cover letter to Ayla Ellison at aellison@questex.com

Why Apply?  

  • Why we are here:  Helping people live longer and live better by focusing on the Experience Economy.  
  • What we do:  We connect buyers and sellers.  
  • How we do it:  Easy to work with. We deliver superior results. Provide world-class experiences.  
  • Our DNA is our guiding principles:  Collaboration, Honesty & Transparency, Curiosity, Growth, Fun, Purpose Driven  

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.

  • 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
  • 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

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.

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