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Staff Writer

BioCentury, a global provider of healthcare business intelligence, news and data, has openings for Staff Writers.

Job Description

BioCentury is an independent, entrepreneurial media group devoted to identifying, explaining and analyzing innovation in healthcare for an international audience that spans key opinion leaders in the scientific, business, investment, government and patient communities.

BioCentury provides its services through a multimedia platform that includes electronic publications, television, databases and conferences, with an increasing component focused on mobile applications and social media.

BioCentury’s Editorial Department is responsible for fact-finding, reporting, analysis and writing for the company’s information products. These activities require interviews in person or by telephone; research of the literature; and the compilation, organization and interpretation of facts and numerical data from printed, electronic or other sources.

Staff Writers report on and write about breaking news events in healthcare with a focus on biomedical technology. Subjects may include advances in biological sciences, translational science and medicine, preclinical and clinical development of pharmaceutical compounds, actions by regulatory and political bodies affecting healthcare, venture capital investment in healthcare innovation, and healthcare economics.

Staff Writers write multiple short stories on tight deadlines each day for publication in BioCentury Extra, an e-newspaper for mobile devices.

With experience, Staff Writers also may write longer articles for BioCentury, the company's flagship weekly publication distributed in multiple electronic formats.

Staff Writers work at the direction of BioCentury's Senior Editor for News.

Successful Staff Writers have the opportunity to advance to the next level, Senior Writer, taking on longer and more complex topics requiring more extensive interviewing and deeper analysis.

Requirements of the Position

A Staff Writer candidate will be able to show:

The ability to prioritize news events in order of importance for the company’s audience, and to be able to explain the reasoning behind the ranking.
The ability to identify the most important information that must be communicated in a news report; to identify information gaps that must be filled to create a complete story; and to organize a strategy for obtaining the necessary facts from interviews, internal and external databases and other sources.
The ability to write the news clearly and accurately in English that is correct with respect to grammar, spelling and style, within the company’s deadlines.
The ability to work with a high degree of independence to deliver high-quality work on daily deadlines with a minimum of supervision.
A bachelor's degree with relevant coursework in biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, finance, economics and/or business, or work experience that demonstrates the skills required for the position.

Verbal and/or written fluency in a language other than English is highly desirable.

The ability to interpret statistics is highly desirable.

Finally, all BioCentury employees are obligated to meet the highest standards with respect to accuracy, conflict of interest, intellectual property rights, slander, confidentiality and respect for information sources and readers.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience
Company-sponsored health and life insurance
401(k) plan
Bonus opportunity