Specialist b2b Reporter £28-30k

As Specialist Reporter you’ll research & write news stories about the Life Sciences industry.

Specialist b2b Reporter

You will research & write news stories about developments in the global life sciences industry. The readership for your news articles is industry executives & scientists and therefore the publications for which you will work are considered b2b titles.  The news that you report is for a specialist readership which appreciates quality journalism. Moreover the news & features articles which you produce assist your readership to make decisions impacting their business.

As the sole reporter for the life sciences titles you’ll enjoy a good level of autonomy and responsibility.

Because this is a fast moving industry you will publish your writing online via a daily news email bulletin and also via the title’s website. Further because print is still valuable to this specialist readership you shall also write long form copy for the monthly print titles.

You’ll nurture contacts across the life sciences industry so that you can keep your finger on the pulse of this fast moving industry which means you should have an interest in the sector.

The publisher runs a series of conferences and award ceremonies. As a Reporter you will assist the events team by suggesting content ideas and further you will provide ideas for speakers based on your contact book. In order to represent your titles and moreover to network with industry figures you will attend these events which take place in the UK as well as overseas.

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About the Publisher :

The publisher has been established over 90 years which means therefore that you’ll be joining a highly successful well respected magazine house. As well as life science titles the publisher owns magazines in the food, beauty, and health sector and therefore you will be working alongside other reporters & writers which means you’ll benefit from a supportive and stimulating working environment. As a member of the editorial team you will work alongside a team of editors, production, and sales in stunning warehouse style offices 5 minutes walk from London Bridge station.

Specialist b2b Reporter – Key candidate criteria : 

  • At least 1 year of experience as a news reporter, or journalist
  • Experience of generating news content for b2b magazines and/or digital channels  
  • Ability to interview a wide section of scientific, technical, and business professionals
  • Ability to create & pitch fresh ideas for long copy feature length articles
  • An interest in the industries operating in life sciences such as pharmaceutical & biotech, medical devices, and drug manufacturers

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Specialist b2b Reporter – Day to day tasks :

  • Researching, Writing, and Editing news articles and feature articles for a professional trade readership
  • Pitching future feature ideas
  • Interviewing scientists and business executives
  • Attending press conferences and asking questions
  • Attending scientific conferences to understand and report on developments
  • Building industry contacts
  • Developing contacts with PRs in order to maintain a flow of information
  • Checking facts in order to write accurate articles
  • Engaging with readers and the industry via social media
  • Assisting the events team in developing content and speaker ideas for conferences
  • Attending award ceremonies and conferences hosted by your titles
  • Maintaining social media channels
  • Updating website copy including daily news feed
  • Keeping up to date with news, innovations, technical developments, trade & business news

This is an industry worth at least £70bn to the UK economy and moreover is a key strategic business sector for the UK – which means this is a dynamic industry in which to apply your journalism skills. This is an immediately available position and therefore do not delay in sending your CV.

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