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Business Insider seeks pharma/biotech reporter

September 24, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Business Insider is looking for an experienced reporter to cover the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

The coronavirus pandemic has shined a spotlight on the importance of these industries like never before, creating lots of opportunities for an ambitious reporter to make a mark in this role. Breaking news on the race to develop coronavirus vaccine and treatments will be a key responsibility in this role. We’ll also expect you to demonstrate expertise in other areas of the industry, whether that’s innovative cancer treatments or seven-figure gene therapies.

During the pandemic and beyond, we’re looking for a reporter who can get inside companies and make an impact. Our reporting has already forced insurers to change their policies, giving sick kids access to life-saving drugs. We’ve brought readers deep dives on Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine work and Regeneron’s unique approach to antibody-based treatments. And as the poop-testing startup uBiome disintegrated in the wake of an FBI raid, we had the inside story.

We’re looking for someone who can deliver major stories like these, break news, and get the real story on what’s going on inside pharma and biotech companies. Our team values creative thinking, collaboration, and a reader-first approach to covering the most important stories in the world.

The job requires traditional beat reporting, investigative work, and analysis. A successful reporter in this role will spend a lot of time with executives, investors, patients, and researchers to get the inside story of how the biotech and pharma industries are evolving, and then be able to convey that to our readers in an engaging manner.

We’re looking for someone with:

•  Experience reporting on pharma or biotech companies

•  A track record of breaking news that matters on a competitive beat

•  The ability to work collaboratively and bring out the best in your teammates

•  The passion to go the extra mile to deliver stories for our readers that they can’t find anywhere else

If this sounds like your dream job, apply here with a single PDF containing your resume/CV and cover letter. Please also include links to five pieces of work in your cover letter. If you’re passionate about this role but don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for, apply, we still want to hear from you!

This position will be based out of our New York office or another location, depending on the candidate. Insider Inc. offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits.

To apply, go here.

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