Insider seeks a digital health reporter
It’s a time of rapid change and big challenges for the healthcare industry, and technology’s influence on it. That presents many opportunities for an ambitious reporter to make a mark in this role. Tech companies like Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Amazon are all placing major bets in healthcare. Meanwhile, investors who traditionally invested in tech and consumer startups are now investing heavily in biotech and digital health amid the pandemic.
A reporter in this role will need to separate hype from reality in a complicated and fast-moving area, and grapple with big topics like privacy and healthcare regulation. What happens when Silicon Valley’s unofficial motto — move fast and break things — meets healthcare?
We value coverage that makes an impact. Our reporting has forced insurers to change their policies, giving sick kids access to life-saving drugs. We got inside one of Amazon’s most-secretive health initiatives. As the poop-testing startup uBiome disintegrated in the wake of an FBI raid, we had the inside story. We’re keeping close tabs on the startups investors think will take off in the coming year, and we get inside looks at the presentations that some of the buzziest digital health companies are using to bring on investors.
We’re looking for someone who can cover major stories like these, break news, and get the real story on what’s going on as digital health cements itself in the healthcare industry.
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 as well as reading through financial documents to get the inside story of how digital health is evolving.
To apply, go here.