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Medical Writer

The Boston Globe is looking for an experienced medical writer to join an expanded medical-biotech team covering one of the world’s most vibrant and respected healthcare communities.

Medical news in Boston often has national or even international repercussions, and the Globe needs a reporter who understands the science, the policy and the context of medical developments while never losing sight of the people most impacted by them.

The reporter will be expected to generate a steady stream of medical stories ranging from breaking dailies to features and accountability stories developed over longer time periods. The reporter will also be expected to contribute to a weekly special section devoted to medicine and biotechnology. 

A few other qualities that would make you a good fit for this position: 

  • Experience covering healthcare. You should be well-sourced and understand how this complicated landscape works. 
  • You’re creative and enterprising. You see fresh angles to storylines everywhere and you’re a newshound who still gets a rush when you beat the competition. 
  • You can handle the most important, sensitive stories we cover here at the Globe, but you’re also not beyond rolling up your sleeves and spinning a lighthearted yarn. 
  • You’re cool under the tightest of deadlines.. 
  • Finally, you’re a collaborative reporter who likes being part of a high-performing team. 


  • 5+ years journalism experience required, preferably including at least two years of medical beat reporting.
  • Experience working for a daily news organization preferred.
  • Strong writing skills and fluency in the complexities of medical science and health care.They should also be an idea generator, a self-starter, and a willing collaborator.
  • Willingness to adapt, be audience-focused with a curious mindset and committed to creating an inclusive work environment 
  • This reporter will be based in Boston post-pandemic

EEO Statement:

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.

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