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We are searching for a health care reporter and newsletter writer who will cover topics tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and other health policy issues, including developments at the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health. We are looking for an experienced journalist who can break news and write analytical enterprise stories, primarily for government professionals and health care policy experts. You will write a widely read newsletter, which serves as the gateway to coverage in CQ and Roll Call. We keep our readers informed with news, analysis and legislative tracking on multiple platforms. You will be expected to share your expertise through digital, print, podcasts, videos and webinars.
• Write a morning newsletter that will break news, track government policy developments and analyze policy developments. We help our audience members understand news developments so they can take action, whether they’re legislative analysts, government relations professionals or outside-the-Beltway readers. • Pitch and write news stories on your beat for CQ.com and RollCall.com, plus Roll Call print. Stories are a mix of dailies and enterprise. • Cover a wide range of news events, including press conferences, hearings, committee markups, health care developments in the courts, and steps in the federal rule-making process. • Demonstrate expertise or strong interest in health care policy, Congress, the White House, federal agencies and politics. • Amplify your stories and those of the five-member health care team via the CQ HealthBeat Twitter feed. • Share your expertise in sponsored and company events, including webinars for clients and prospects. • Work as part of a collaborative team that supports each other’s work.
• You are a self-motivated journalist with an eye for connecting policy with politics. You’re a team player who pitches in to support your team, the company and readers interested in health care • Demonstrated ability in writing and reporting about health care through the lens of Congress and federal agencies. While covering Congress and federal agencies is preferred, we also encourage applicants who have covered state legislatures and other policy-making institutions. Experience writing for a subscription-based website or publication is helpful. • Experience covering health care as a business or pharmaceuticals is helpful. • A robust list of knowledgeable, reliable sources beyond official spokespeople. • Record of producing unique scoops and compelling news features. • Knack for writing accurately, concisely and engagingly under deadline pressure for multiple news platforms, including digital, print, audio and video under tight deadlines. • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment and ability to stay ahead of the competition. • The skills to analyze data to inform your reporting. • A collaborative and collegial approach to the job.
• 5+ years of journalism experience covering health care or related topics for a newspaper, magazine, news website or other news outlet • A Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience.
FiscalNote is a technology and media company that provides information services and software that connects the world to their governments. As the premier hub of domestic and global government information, FiscalNote’s comprehensive suite of software solutions offers customers and readers policy data, news, analysis and award-winning journalism. FiscalNote’s media division, CQ Roll Call, serve as an integral part of FiscalNote’s mission to connect people around the world to their government.
Our mission is to build the world’s most powerful platform for analyzing government risk and opportunity. For organizations facing government impact, FiscalNote is the platform for professionals to plan and execute their organization’s government risk strategy. Our fierce curiosity and insatiable urge for the next challenge pours into our company culture.
• FiscalNote is continuing to hire new talent, with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. New team members, along with our current staff, will temporarily work remotely (unless communicated otherwise).
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