Health Care Reporter

Boston, MA

About the job

Boston Business Journal is hiring a reporter to cover one of Greater Boston’s leading local industries: health care.

Boston’s hospitals and research institutions lead the world in their innovations, collaborations with local universities and companies, and economic activity. Billions of dollars flow through Greater Boston’s health care industry, creating medical-technology companies large and small and generating billions in economic impact. This is an exceptional opportunity for a reporter who is interested in writing about the region’s largest employers and innovator and is able to translate that impact to our business audience.

A Business Journal reporter is expected to break news ahead of the competition, build a solid pipeline of enterprise ideas and relentlessly grow their source base. Our content gives our audience a leg up on their competitors, connects them with decision-makers and delineates growth strategies that work from those that don’t.

The Business Journal writes and reports stories that readers can’t find elsewhere and are willing to pay for.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is driven to dig up and report important stories
  • Knows the value of a wide and deep network of sources
  • Is a self-starter who is open to collaboration
  • Writes with authority and flair
  • Has a basic knowledge of the tech vernacular
  • Has a voice on social media and willing to engage readers on LinkedIn
  • Is comfortable with virtual work software such as Slack, Microsoft Teams and Zoom;

and

  • Can effectively mine data and public records
  • Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources
  • Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person, on the phone and

online.

  • A clear drive to develop sources and build audience.
  • Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure.
  • Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the

organization from competitors.

  • Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast, on-camera, helpful.

Duties

  • Report and write short-form and long-form stories for the website and weekly print

edition.

  • Own the beat, dictating day-to-day coverage and thriving on digging out source-driven

exclusives.

  • Relentlessly develop sources and manage relationships with high-level executives and

other community leaders.

  • Scoop competitors on every story of any significance, not only telling them what

happened, but why and how.

  • 3-4 years reporting in a newsroom preferred.
  • Track record in the news business of building, maintaining and engaging an audience

in print and online.

  • Knowledge of business principles preferred.
  • Social media mavens held in high regard.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent work experience

The Boston Business Journal is part of American City Business Journals, a profitable, growing news and information company. We offer:
Exceptional benefits, including health, dental, vision, mental health, wellness, an employee assistance program and several specific wellness programs to help employees achieve their health goals. The company pays 83% of coverage costs.
Strong work-life balance. There’s no question that we work hard every day for our audience of top-level business owners, executives and decision-makers. Then we go home, to our families and our lives outside of the office. We have generous vacation benefits, and we don’t look at you funny when you decide to use them. In fact, employees are expected to take time off regularly. It’s codified into company policy.
Wide opportunities for growth. Our company is filled with people who’ve been with us 10, 20, 30 years, in positions of increasing responsibility. Growth opportunities aren’t limited to those who are willing to pick up and move for a new challenge. You can grow right where you are, if that’s how you want to do it. We offer weekly training on specific topics; training programs that prepare our journalists to take on bigger challenges and/or move up; a formal newsroom mentoring program; and funding for external training opportunities that bring new perspectives into our newsrooms.

American City Business Journals and its 45+ publications are the No. 1 source for local business news in the nation. We publish daily online, weekly in print and deliver multiple daily email products, as well as host monthly events attended by thousands of business executives. ACBJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable city, state or federal law.

This Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable city, state or federal law. Appropriate CDC guidelines are being followed for the protection of our employees and customers.