1+ months

Drug Industry Daily reporter

WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG)
Falls Church, VA 22046

General Information

Location: Falls Church, VA

Organization: FDANews

Job Type: Full Time - Regular

Description and Requirements

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Drug Industry Daily reporter is responsible for developing and writing daily articles on the pharmaceutical and clinical industry. Most of the reporters time is spent gathering news and expert viewpoints on relevant topics, by phone and in person, and writing stories in accordance with established FDAnews style and standards. This position also must stay on top of key industry trends and events, new developments and key issues in U. S. and European pharmaceutical and clinical business topics, regulations, guidances, and legislation. The beat and the readership of the newsletters include all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry and requires the reporter to understand  the particular needs and interests of those groups. The reporter also must develop enterprise features outside the regular news cycle to provide more in-depth information on key topics.


         Bachelors degree or equivalent


  • 2-3 years daily reporting experience.
  • Ability to cover complex topics and report on them in a coherent, concise manner.
  • Understand the issues and intricacies of the various sectors of the clinical trials industry, preferred.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to articulate and speak consultatively to customers. Strong telephone skills and confident making daily phone calls.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

  • File two stories of about 500 words per day.
  • Monitor federal and international regulations and guidance affecting the pharma industry.
  • Attend local and out-of-town industry and regulatory meetings/conferences as required.
  • Must provide final copy to production by editorial deadline and complete proofing and corrections to copy by deadline.
  • Meet with managing editor every day to create a list of stories for that days publication.
  • Participate in significant business-related social functions, receptions at meetings and conferences.
  • Ensure ample time for reporting, writing, editing and laying out publications.
  • Ensure the quality of information in the newsletters and that all deadlines are met.
  • Exhibit knowledge of the readership and judgment of what constitutes news for that audience, as well as from a general journalistic perspective; ensure reporting provides effective and appropriate news coverage.
  • With managing editor, help plan overall focus and coverage based on subscriber contacts and knowledge of key industry trends.
  • Work with subordinates, peers and superiors to produce exceptional publications that meet the needs of subscribers.
  • Help marketing department obtain mailing lists, such as trade group members and attendees at key meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. These may, on occasion, be unrelated to the position described here.
  • Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of the position.


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.

Posted: 2020-09-23 Expires: 2020-11-26

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WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG)
Falls Church, VA 22046

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