Staff Writer - Fierce Biotech

Posted On: September 13, 2021

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Fierce Healthcare and Life Sciences

Company Description


The Fierce Healthcare and Life Sciences group is owned by Questex, where you can make an impact by helping marketers and buyers connect more efficiently and effectively. Questex is a leading global events, media, and business information company, yet we are still a place where your voice is heard and your ideas are appreciated. So you can make an immediate difference in our success while advancing your career.


At Questex, we listen to each other and to our customers. And we have fun in a fast-paced, vibrant and supportive environment. We’re big on ideas, not on rigid processes, rules or org charts. We know that life can be unpredictable, so we’re flexible and adaptable to change.


At Questex, you will join a fast-growing company of bright and ambitious but easygoing people from a diversity of professions, experiences and backgrounds. We keep it real. Like to take the lead? Go for it! We encourage innovative thinking and action. Whether you like to create things, manage things or sell things, you can make your mark at Questex.


Questex celebrates the contributions of every member of our team by providing a dynamic and caring work environment, competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. With offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Framingham, MA, and around the globe, we are always on the lookout for talented people to join our team.

Job Description

Fierce Biotech is seeking a sharp and eager journalist to join our expanding team.

We are looking for a reporter to deliver regular scoops and a steady flow of features that put the news in context for our readers. This beat focuses on biotech companies from startups to multibillion-dollar enterprises—the venture capital they raise and IPOs they pull off; the science they advance and the drugs they develop.

The ideal candidate excels not only at building sources and breaking news, but at digging into the why and how behind the daily stories. Our readers are savvy and well-informed, and they look to us for perspective and insights they cannot get elsewhere.

This person will also have a strong commitment to editorial quality and ethics, a passion for diving deep into the subjects they cover, and the desire to have a little fun with what they do.


Write daily news stories and longer-form stories.
Develop the beat and a range of sources at companies and regulatory agencies and among industry experts and analysts.
Mine government databases, court documents, securities filings and other public sources for hidden stories.
Brainstorm and bring to life features that help Fierce Biotech interact with and engage our dedicated community of readers
Contribute to our podcasts and video reporting
Monitor social media and news sites for breaking stories, and post and interact on those platforms.
Cover key medical meetings and industry conferences


Minimum 2 years experience in a newsroom, preferably covering healthcare, but other business reporting experience also works.
Degree in journalism, communications, English or another writing-intensive major, or industry-relevant field such as business or pre-med
Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style
Competitive spirit and desire to scoop the competition
Most importantly, a positive attitude, “Fierce” work ethic, and desire to work on a winning team of journalists who pride themselves on delivering business news in a fresh, relatable way
Come join our talented group of writers and editors who enjoy our work—and working together. We believe we’re fielding the best team we’ve ever had, and we want you to be a part of it.

To apply, submit your résumé, cover letter and five published clips, including features and deadline news to editor in chief Tracy Staton (

To Apply

To apply, submit your résumé, cover letter and five published clips, including features and deadline news to editor in chief Tracy Staton (