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In November 2015, STAT was launched as a new national media brand focused on health, medicine, and life sciences. Since then, we have grown to be the authoritative and trustworthy news media source in the industry and our all-star team of editors and reporters have won numerous journalism awards, including being named as a 2021 Pulitzer finalist. The STAT brand includes a website, mobile app, numerous newsletters, live and virtual events, and other products. STAT is affiliated with Boston Globe Media Partners but is independent from The Boston Globe.

Job Description
STAT, the leading health and science site, is looking for a general assignment reporter who can do it all: jump on breaking news, whip up smart enterprise stories, force institutions to answer tough questions, and deliver compelling profiles. Part of the job will by its nature include coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic, but we’re also looking for a utility player — a candidate who can range widely across topics related to health and science. That might mean reporting on Covid one week and heart disease the next. This reporter will excel at writing about research, and be capable of translating complicated science into crystal-clear prose. Lastly, this reporter should come with ideas, while also being eager to take on assignments.

Responsibilities

  • Tell smart, compelling stories about health and science, with special attention to groundbreaking technologies and the people behind them.
  • Be a key player on a top-notch team producing deep and vital reporting of the life sciences industry.
  • Stand ready, along with others on staff, to sub in on our newsletters from time to time.

Qualifications

  • A versatile reporter with at least five years experience covering health and science issues.
  • A self-starter when it comes to stories, but also collaborative in nature. STAT thrives on a tight-knit, all-hands-on-deck culture and a strong team dynamic.
  • Committed to excellence in your reporting.
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

Compensation/Location

The minimum salary for this position is $70,000. We offer a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, a 401k plan, generous vacation, and more. We also provide Care.com back-up care and have numerous wellness offerings, including free access to HeadSpace for all full time employees.

While we’d prefer you to be based in Boston, we also are considering remote candidates who would be willing to spend time at HQ once Covid recedes.

STAT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strive to create a culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates all voices. A staff that reflects the world around us makes for better — and more accurate — journalism.

Vaccination Statement

BGMP will require that all employees, including temporary employees, co-ops, and interns, regardless of work location, provide the company Human Resources team with proof of vaccination status through the secure system that will be provided for these purposes. For those who are not vaccinated for company-approved and verified medical and/or religious reasons, that same system will also allow you to upload required weekly COVID test results. Failure to comply with or enforce any part of this policy, or misrepresentation of compliance with this policy, may result in discipline, up to and including termination of employment.

EEO Statement

Boston Globe Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and links to up to five clips that showcase your reporting attached to your resume or following your cover letter here.