Reuters seeks a pharma industry reporter

May 25, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Reuters is looking for an ambitious U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry Reporter with a track record of scoops and agenda-setting stories.

The successful candidate will break news on an industry that has benefited tremendously, both in terms of profit and influence, from developing vaccines and treatments critical to alleviating the COVID pandemic.  At the same time, the industry is fending off efforts to curb the rising costs of prescription medicines and faces increasing pushback from national regulators over drug approvals.

This reporter would break news on how companies like Pfizer and Moderna will spend the billions of dollars earned off the pandemic, including a new push for acquisitions after a long hiatus. The candidate will report on how the pharma industry is exercising its enhanced leverage with governments, in Washington and abroad, seeking to sway major policy decisions on how drugs are approved and priced, from insulin to Alzheimer’s treatments.

The reporter would be deeply sourced among pharmaceutical and biotech executives, U.S. government health officials and industry investors. The preferred location for the role is New York.

About the Role

As our U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry Reporter, you will:

  • Develop a diverse range of sources that lead to scoops
  • Break exclusive news that rivals must follow
  • Lead and/or reinforce coverage of major news
  • Report aggressively to hold pharmaceutical companies and the government agencies and health officials accountable
  • Write deeply-reported, standback stories on changing strategies within the industry
  • Demonstrate beat expertise and dominance
  • Work with a team of experienced reporters and editors writing about health and pharma from New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Europe and Asia

About You

To be our U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry Reporter, you will likely have:

  • Strong knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and regulations that govern it
  • Deep sourcing to be able to publish exclusive news that sets the agenda.
  • Proven skill covering fast-breaking news
  • Proven record of bringing story ideas to fruition
  • Ability to understand and dissect financial disclosures
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask in a fast-moving, high-pressure environment
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others across teams and geographies
  • At least 5 years’ experience reporting at a major news organization

(Internal candidates: Please note this position is incorrectly listed as being in the EIC job family).

Please note, the deadline for applications is Sunday 5th June 2022.

To apply, go here.

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