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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 reporter to cover the complicated ways we pay for health care in this country. This reporter will go beyond earnings calls and financial decisions to dig into the ways the health insurance industry is grappling with massive changes, spurred in part by political and regulatory decisions as well as advancements in telehealth and health care technology. The reporter will connect the dots across the convoluted payer landscape to spot trends and deliver sharp, insightful analyses and profiles of standout startups, innovations, or power brokers. This coverage will center not only on payers’ bottom lines or their relationships with hospitals and drug makers, but also how they impact patients and their health.

Responsibilities:

  • Tell sharp, compelling stories about major insurance companies, with a focus on fresh angles and accountability work
  • Pioneer a new line of coverage for STAT, helping to refine and shape deeper coverage of a critical industry
  • Moderate and lead events and contribute to newsletters
  • Work with our data and multimedia teams to explore innovative formats for telling stories

Qualifications:

  • A versatile and creative writer prepared to make connections and highlight innovations
  • Eager to dive deep into complicated subject matters — and to translate that complexity into clear, readable narratives
  • A skill and passion for delivering scoops. A self-starter when it comes to stories, but also collaborative in nature.  Thrives on a tight-knit, all-hands-on-deck culture and a strong team dynamic
  • Committed to excellence in your reporting
  • Bonus points if you are deeply knowledgeable in the business of health insurance and have reported on health, medicine, or business
  • 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.