STAT - Healthcare Business and Policy Editor

Full Time

In November 2015, STAT was launched as a new national media brand focused on health, medicine, and life sciences. Since then, we have grown to be the authoritative and trustworthy news media source for tough-minded coverage of the business of making medicines, health tech, science, and public health. We produce daily news, investigative articles, and narrative projects in addition to multimedia features, podcasts, and opinion pieces. Our team of editors and reporters have won numerous journalism awards, including being named as a 2021 Pulitzer finalist. STAT is affiliated with Boston Globe Media Partners but is independent from The Boston Globe.

The Role

STAT is looking for an accomplished, versatile editor to lead its business and policy teams. 

This editor would have the skills to handle quick-turn news adroitly and drive deeper coverage, helping reporters conceive of and frame strong enterprise stories, including industry analyses, profiles, and hard-hitting investigations. Our business and Washington-based policy reporters make up small but close-knit teams that stand out for impactful exclusives, and we’re looking for an editor who can help them excel.

The ideal candidate will have at least eight years of experience in daily journalism, including having worked as an editor. You should have a deep background in health care news, preferably with experience in both business and policy. We’re looking for candidates who have a demonstrated ability to move beyond commodity news stories and press for fresh and provocative angles as well as embrace multimedia and all forms of digital storytelling. The role includes oversight of two newsletters.

We prefer the editor be based in Washington, but the editor must also be able to work closely with reporters across the country.

A collaborative spirit, flexibility, and a willingness to innovate are essential. Also essential: Fidelity to bedrock journalistic values and a commitment to excellence.

What You Bring

  • At least eight years of experience in daily journalism, with a background in editing and reporting health and business stories.
  • An ability to make sure our coverage is accessible, fresh, and engaging as well as authoritative.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and passion for collaboration with reporters and editing colleagues.
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience-focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment.
  • A keen interest in helping further STAT’s business strategy of building a successful media company founded on readers paying for first-rate journalism.

We know that there are strong candidates who may not fit precisely into what we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.


The minimum salary for this position is $100,000. We offer a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, a 401k plan, generous vacation, parental leave, and more. We also provide back-up care and have numerous wellness offerings, including free access to HeadSpace for all full time employees.

The STAT Washington D.C. office is located with the Boston Globe’s downtown D.C. bureau and is easily accessible by multiple Metro lines and buses. We have colleagues in the organization that come into the office on a regular basis. This position is based in D.C., and candidates should be based in the area or willing to move. 

How to Apply

Interested in this job? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and links to up to five clips that showcase your reporting (Links should be included at the end of your cover letter.)

In your resume and/or cover letter, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).


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At Boston Globe Media, our mission is to empower, connect, and convene our communities with independent, trusted journalism and storytelling. We know a critical part to achieve this is by having a workforce that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive - like the communities we serve. Boston Globe Media is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates and colleagues of all backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills.


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