Crain's Chicago Business Health Care Reporter

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:43 AM
    Message # 6376321

    Crain's Chicago Business is seeking an ambitious and knowledgeable reporter to take on one of the publication's core beats: health care. The full-time staff reporter will play the lead role in producing an inside-industry newsletter; the reporter will write daily for this email, providing subscribers with health care news before the competition. As well, the reporter will write breaking news for Crain's website, and analytical trend and enterprise pieces for the weekly print issue. The reporter also will take the lead on programming live health care events and advise Crain's custom media on an as-needed basis.

    The beat's primary subjects: Hospitals, physicians practices, health insurance providers, regulators, pharmaceutical and medical products makers, academic institutions, and biotech startups in the metro Chicago market. Across all of them, the health care reporter must focus on the business of health care.

    The reporter must be a self-starter and curious, and be able develop sources, multitask, and work closely with Crain's editors. 

    Basic Qualifications

    • 3 + years of experience in business journalism
    • Bachelor's degree in journalism or the arts
    • Skilled at generating story ideas, writing cleanly and coherently, developing sources, breaking news, and working quickly with minimum supervision
    • Experience writing for all platforms: digital, print, newsletters
    • Experience writing analytical trend and enterprise pieces as well as breaking news stories
    • Must understand financial and business terminology
    • Ability to travel as needed within metro Chicago
    • Ability to work in newsroom during standard office hours and as needed outside of those hours
    • Portfolio / examples of recent and relevant work which demonstrates business journalism experience


    • Background covering the health care beat in Chicago or a wealth of information on health care in Chicago
    • A deep contact list in the industry 
    • An obvious familiarity with and Crain's Chicago Business: what and who we cover
    • The more scoops you've generated in your current job or previous jobs, the better 
    • Proficiency in Excel
    • Knowledge of and/or experience with a Bloomberg terminal
    • Law degree or MBA would be a plus
    • Background of programming live events and advising custom media teams 


    Brand Overview

    For over 30 years, Crain's Chicago Business has been the premier source of local business news and information for the Chicago area's influential business executives. Every week Crain's print edition delivers scoop-oriented articles, enlightening features and invaluable industry rankings. Crain's award-winning website,, is an essential online tool for news, information and statistics about doing business in Chicago. Crain's Chicago Business is a Crain Communications Inc publication.

    Click HERE to visit us in our Chicago office.

     Company Overview

    Crain Communications has been at the forefront of the publishing industry for more than a century. Combining information with innovation, Crain delivers the story you can’t get anywhere else. As a privately held company, we maintain a personal responsibility for elevating our work to be the best it can be. Every editor, reporter and correspondent at Crain shares the responsibility of ensuring the editorial independence and importance of our work. With an Audience First focus and uncompromising integrity, we strive to make a real impact for the individuals and industries we serve. While other media companies report the news, Crain gives it meaning. We add context to content, infuse information with insights, and initiate connections as well as conversations.

     Crain Communications offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, profit sharing, and a friendly work environment. This is a great time to join our organization -- a profitable, well established publishing leader.





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