In November 2015, STAT was launched as a global media company focused on health, medicine, and life sciences. Since then, we have grown to be the authoritative and trustworthy news source for tough-minded coverage of the business of making medicines, health tech, science, and public health. We produce daily news, investigative articles, and narrative projects in addition to multimedia features, podcasts, and opinion pieces for a worldwide audience. Our team of editors and reporters have won numerous journalism awards, including being named as a 2021 Pulitzer finalist. STAT is affiliated with Boston Globe Media Partners but is independent from The Boston Globe.
STAT is looking for an enterprising, versatile, curious, and hard-charging reporter to join our award-winning Washington, D.C., bureau. This reporter will pursue ambitious and impactful stories the way politics and advocacy shape health care policymaking in the United States. We’re looking for a reporter who can break news and deliver quick-turn analyses, including for our subscription offering, STAT+, and also conceive of and execute illuminating, provocative and unexpected enterprise stories. Our Washington reporters make up a small but close-knit team that stands out for impactful exclusives.
What You’ll Do
- Seek out scoops and distinctive stories across the entire Washington health care ecosystem including on the White House, Congress, the FDA, the NIH, HHS, CMS, and the advocacy groups that lobby them
- Balance the demands of daily news coverage with longer, deeply reported features and other enterprise targets
- Moderate and lead events and contribute to newsletters
- Work with our data and multimedia teams to explore innovative formats for telling stories
Who You Are
- A reporter with a background in political journalism, health care journalism, or science journalism (or all three!)
- Collaborative, flexible, and willing to innovate
- Faithful to bedrock journalistic values and committed to excellence
We know that there are strong candidates who may not fit precisely into what we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
The minimum salary for this position is $75,000. We offer a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, a 401(k) plan, generous vacation, parental leave, 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.
STAT’s Washington D.C. office is located with the Boston Globe’s downtown D.C. bureau, and is easily accessible by multiple Metro lines and buses. We have colleagues in the organization that come into the office on a regular basis. This position is based in D.C., and the strongest candidates should be based in the area or willing to move, though we are open to some remote work.
How to Apply
Interested in this job? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and up to eight clips to Erin Mershon, our senior news editor, through the Boston Globe Media Partners application.
In your resume and/or cover letter, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example – she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).
This position is a union position covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Boston Newspaper Guild.
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.
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.
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.