Staff Writer

Clarivate Analytics London a month ago

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BioWorld (, owned by Clarivate Analytics, is the most respected news source for the biopharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years. BioWorld delivers actionable intelligence on the most innovative drug development across the globe. With writers and editors stationed around the world, BioWorld reports the breaking news ‑ and provides key perspective and analysis ‑ on hundreds of human therapeutics in development, the companies behind those therapeutic candidates, the financial and business development transactions that evolve the market, and the regulatory hurdles that both challenge and guard the process. Daily news coverage includes:

  • Therapeutic product development from early to late stage

  • Strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions

  • Corporate financings, both public and private

  • Biopharma company advancements and setbacks

  • Scientific milestones

  • Global regulatory updates

  • Profiles of new drug development innovators

A staff writer reports on drug development from a variety of angles, including business, finance, clinical, scientific, health care and regulatory perspectives. Each day the writer participates in daily news discussions with the entire BioWorld staff and is then assigned a story plus brief news items due later in the day. Additional duties include conference coverage, feature stories, contributions to series and special projects, social media efforts including the blog, and Clarivate thought leadership.

Staff writers must have the following skills:

  • A strong familiarity with the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries with demonstrated experience covering both business and clinical news.

  • The ability to understand complex science and business financing structures and write about them in a way that makes it clear to readers.

  • The ability to put the news in context by using archives and data to provide perspective on any given news event.

  • Strong interviewing skills both in person, via phone and conference calls.

  • Capable of developing background research in preparation for these meetings which occur within minutes or hours after assignments are made.

  • The ability to write quickly (<1-5 hours), accurately and at an advanced level to help BioWorld deliver content at a fast pace.

  • Capable of juggling multiple tasks and switching gears quickly, as needed.

  • Willingness to travel to key industry conferences three to four times per year. As part of that travel, arranging interviews, covering conference presentations and networking with sources and customers.

Additional skills and abilities requirements

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field

  • Strong English verbal communications skills

  • Ability to work within a schedule to arrange interviews in North America and Europe and deliver on US-based EST deadlines

  • At least 5 years of work experience writing daily news with a focus on business, health and/or medical science

  • Published writing samples that rise to a level of sophistication equal to existing BioWorld content

  • Must be able to take initiative and work independently

  • Basic computer skills and ability to effectively use Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

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