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U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry Reporter (Level 1 Journalist)

Post Date:Jun 02, 2022Type:Full time
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Location: United States - New York - New York Job Reference:
Job Description:

Reuters is looking for an ambitious U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry Reporter with a track record of scoops and agenda-setting stories.

The successful candidate will break news on an industry that has benefited tremendously, both in terms of profit and influence, from developing vaccines and treatments critical to alleviating the COVID pandemic.  At the same time, the industry is fending off efforts to curb the rising costs of prescription medicines and faces increasing pushback from national regulators over drug approvals.


This reporter would break news on how companies like Pfizer and Moderna will spend the billions of dollars earned off the pandemic, including a new push for acquisitions after a long hiatus. The candidate will report on how the pharma industry is exercising its enhanced leverage with governments, in Washington and abroad, seeking to sway major policy decisions on how drugs are approved and priced, from insulin to Alzheimer’s treatments.


The reporter would be deeply sourced among pharmaceutical and biotech executives, U.S. government health officials and industry investors. The preferred location for the role is New York.


About the Role

As our U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry Reporter, you will: 

  • Develop a diverse range of sources that lead to scoops
  • Break exclusive news that rivals must follow
  • Lead and/or reinforce coverage of major news 
  • Report aggressively to hold pharmaceutical companies and the government agencies and health officials accountable 
  • Write deeply-reported, standback stories on changing strategies within the industry
  • Demonstrate beat expertise and dominance
  • Work with a team of experienced reporters and editors writing about health and pharma from New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Europe and Asia


About You

To be our U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry Reporter, you will likely have:

  • Strong knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and regulations that govern it
  • Deep sourcing to be able to publish exclusive news that sets the agenda.
  • Proven skill covering fast-breaking news
  • Proven record of bringing story ideas to fruition 
  • Ability to understand and dissect financial disclosures 
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask in a fast-moving, high-pressure environment
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others across teams and geographies
  • At least 5 years’ experience reporting at a major news organization


(Internal candidates: Please note this position is incorrectly listed as being in the EIC job family).


Please note, the deadline for applications is Sunday 5th June 2022.


What’s in it For You

At Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Global Career: As a global company, we can offer a truly international career and progression opportunities

  • Learning & Development: On the job learning and coaching with an intensive training package. We also have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our journalists

  • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market leading benefits including paid volunteering days and a wellbeing scheme including private healthcare and Multisport card

  • Perks: Work alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories.


About Reuters

Reuters is the world’s largest multimedia news provider. Founded in 1851, it is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. It supplies business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world's media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers. Reuters: The Real World in Real Time



Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.


We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.




As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.


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