Staff Reporter

Posted On: August 9, 2021

Journalism Job

Media Organization: GenomeWeb (a business unit of Crain Communications)

Company Description

GenomeWeb is an independent online news organization based in New York. Since 1997, GenomeWeb has served the global community of scientists, technology professionals, and executives who use and develop the latest advanced tools in molecular biology research and molecular diagnostics.

GenomeWeb’s editorial mission is to cover the scientific and economic ecosystem spurred by the advent of high-throughput genome sequencing. We operate the largest online newsroom focused on advanced molecular research tools in order to provide our readers with exclusive news and in-depth analysis of this rapidly evolving market.

GenomeWeb users can be found in major scientific organizations around the world, including biopharmaceutical companies, research universities, biomedical institutes, clinical labs, and government laboratories. Our advertisers include leading suppliers of research tools, analytical instruments, information technology, and molecular diagnostics. GenomeWeb is a business unit of Crain Communications.

Crain Overview:

Crain Communications has been at the forefront of the publishing industry for more than a century. As a privately held company, we maintain a personal responsibility for elevating our work to be the best it can be.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Description

GenomeWeb is looking for a full-time reporter to cover the intersection of science, technology, and business in genomics and related fields. The position is based in our New York City office, but we will consider remote candidates if they meet the requirements of the job and have a track record covering news in the life sciences industry.


Writing daily science and business news briefs and several feature articles per month, as well as reporting from scientific conferences and trade shows throughout the year. Topics will include genome sequencing, single-cell genomics, spatial biology, and in vitro diagnostics, among others.


Ability to produce news briefs under tight deadlines, juggle multiple assignments, learn quickly about new technologies in depth, and develop sources in academia, government, and industry.
Excellent communication and reporting skills are essential, as are attention to detail and familiarity with genomics and related areas.
Familiar with reporting genetics and genomics, biotechnology, and molecular diagnostics.


Ability to cover business, financial, and legal news is a plus

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay

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