Business of Medicine Reporter

Washington, DC
Jul 20, 2022
Oct 11, 2022
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a creative, versatile and experienced reporter to cover the business of medicine.

This reporter will be focused on pharmaceutical firms, health-technology companies and medical device makers and will explore how they are shaping the next generation of treatments, exerting influence in Washington and making their mark on American consumers. We expect this reporter to find regular opportunities to engage the news of the day - from the legal battle over abortion pills to high-profile debates about drug approvals and pricing - while keeping a close watch on how innovation is reshaping medicine outside the purview of policymakers.

The successful candidate will have a track record of seizing opportunities to break news and cover developments as they arise, while also identifying trends in the industry and holding companies accountable for their actions, which directly affect so many lives. We want someone who can build a broad stable of sources, choose consequential reporting targets and write about them with urgency, clarity and authority - always keeping in mind the need to make this far-flung and complex beat accessible to a general audience. A collegial spirit is a must: In addition to working closely with another health industry reporter on the Business desk, this reporter will collaborate regularly with The Post's Health and Science team.

This position can either be based in our Washington newsroom or in our San Francisco bureau.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, résumé and three clips (as PDFs) to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 07/29/2022 will be prioritized. Your cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor Lori Montgomery, Deputy Business Editor Damian Paletta, Business of Health Editor Sandhya Somashekhar and Managing Editor Krissah Thompson.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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