Business Reporter – Medical Technology

Star Tribune
Minneapolis, MN
Application Deadline: July 23, 2024
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Job Description

The Star Tribune is seeking a curious and aggressive Business reporter to provide high-impact news and enterprise coverage of Minnesota’s vibrant and world-class medical technology sector. Minnesota is home to one of the largest life-science clusters in the country. More than 500 medical device companies operate here, employing about 35,000 people. This ecosystem includes vibrant start-ups and global players such as Medtronic, Boston Scientific and Abbott, whose devices and technology have improved the lives of millions of people around the world. This is an opportunity to establish the Star Tribune as a go-to source on this industry. You will do that by breaking news, tracking industry-wide trends and breakthroughs, and by helping our audience understand how these technological advances affect everything from the lives of patients who use them to the cost and quality of health care.

Job Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. A portfolio of published work demonstrating solid news judgment, deep reporting, engaging writing and comfort with a broad range of topics. A solid grasp of data and analysis tools, and state and federal data practices statutes. An ability to connect with sources and subjects from diverse backgrounds and include overlooked or ignored viewpoints. High standards and a commitment to fairness and accuracy. The ability to multitask and juggle priorities on deadline. A commitment to the Star Tribune’s standards, mission and values, including journalism that reflects the diversity of Minnesota and the Star Tribune’s audience.

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