Crain’s New York seeks health care editor
Crain’s New York Business is looking for a full-time, data-savvy health care editor to join a team that produces an award-winning daily subscription newsletter, health care data, daily news online and in-depth, magazine length features in print.
This is a job for an energetic experienced reporter who wants to be at the center of one of the city’s most important industries.
As part of a two-person team, your main responsibility is to report several daily news items for the Crain’s Health Pulse, the go-to resource for players in the city’s sprawling and complex health care sector. The senior reporter will edit all stories for Pulse. The team also conceives and implements data projects for Pulse that run twice a week. The ideal candidate will artfully juggle breaking news and industry stories for Pulse with longer analysis and features for the daily website and the print edition of Crain’s.
Recent topics we’ve covered include: hospital mergers, expansions, bankruptcies and closures; New York State’s Medicaid reforms; health technology startups; medical marijuana; funding in the health care space; insurers; the economics of medical education; changing job roles within health care; state and federal legislation; and labor issues.
This is an ideal job for a senior reporter with experience in health care who is eager to tackle the politics and policy of a complex beat, develop sources and find stories that no one else is reporting, or find local angles on national stories.
Crain’s also produces two health care conferences annually. The successful applicant will plan, program and moderate the conferences, and should be comfortable with public speaking and moderating.
Strong organizational and communication skills with keen attention to detail and problem solving
Ability to pitch, report and write clear and engaging news stories on a complex topic
Experience in covering health care. Ability to find breaking news stories in government, nonprofit, financial and other sources of data
Ability to manage multiple projects with a variety of deadlines
Ability to work as part of a close knit, supportive team
Enthusiasm for business journalism, and not only consumer-oriented coverage of health care
A clear head under tight deadlines and in breaking-news situations
Can tackle financial documents like income statements and tax forms
Facility with numbers and basic data analysis skills
To apply, go here.