Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)

News Editor/Senior News Editor

Key skills: Uncovering vital information via reading, research, and interviewing; translating information into clear and compelling news content on deadline.
Experience: Experience: At least 3 years news reporting and editing. Position is scalable to appropriately support and compensate candidates at a senior level.
Reporting to: Managing Editor, Regulatory Focus
Details: Combination of office and home-based work; or, fully remote outside of the DC area.
Start Date: January 2022

The Role

Regulatory Focus seeks an enterprising and creative news editor/reporter to help inform the professionals who bring lifesaving medicines and medical devices to market around the world. 
Regulatory Focus is the only source of timely, quality regulatory news, information and analysis that is fully dedicated to covering regulatory issues associated with healthcare products and the regulatory profession. We are an independent news group that is part of RAPS – the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.
We are looking for someone with a keen eye for news who is deeply interested in immersing themselves in a fascinating and important beat. You’ll need to be superbly capable at interviewing sources, researching topics and issues, and translating that information into clear and compelling news content on deadline.

In this role, you will:

  • Through original reporting and research, write and publish accurate and compelling daily news articles, working on tight deadlines and gathering global news.
  • Develop and maintain sources to be interviewed for insight and commentary to incorporate into stories.
  • Stay abreast of evolving regulatory, general policy and health news that has relevance to regulatory professionals, with an emphasis on the US and Europe.
  • Consistently deliver accurate, fact checked copy.

About you

We are looking for a team member with solid grounding in news reporting and editing and an inquisitive mindset. You are a multitasker but pay keen attention to the details and like to work on a variety of tasks at the same time. You might be at the start of your career and eager to immerse yourself in a new and interesting beat. Or, you might have substantial expertise as a journalist and seeking a different challenge. We have the latitude to scale this position and compensation to suit the best candidate.

Key Requirements are:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, public policy, political science or similar
  • At least 3 reporting and editing experience
  • Established journalistic track record demonstrated by compelling clips
  • Experience covering issues in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology are strongly desired
  • Experience using web editing/publishing tools and email distribution platforms a plus
  • Ability to work independently or in teams under tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic

About RAPS

RAPS is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, not-for-profit, non-lobbying organization. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with chapters and affiliates worldwide.

As an employer, RAPS encourages dedication to quality and member service. We support innovation and creativity, respect, and high ethical standards. We value learning and professional development and strive to maintain a safe and enjoyable work atmosphere that promotes collegiality.
RAPS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws. RAPS complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Please submit cover letter along with your resume to our HR Department at hr@raps.org

 

It is our duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards.  To safeguard the health of our employees and their families from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, all staff are currently working remotely.