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Staff Writer (Healthcare)

Mumbai Editorial

The Ken is India’s first and largest subscriptions-based media company. Established in October 2016, we publish one deeply reported, analytical and well-narrated story every day. Our subscriber community, the majority of who are in India, comprise innovative and successful entrepreneurs and senior executives; venture investors; policy makers; MBA students; and dozens of companies. Apart from our subscribers, we are also funded by a set of stellar investors, including Omidyar Network. We are headquartered in Bengaluru, India with offices in Delhi and Mumbai.

About the role

Healthcare is one of The Ken’s core focus areas. Over the past 2 years we have provided our subscribers the best perspective on how hospitals, insurers, pharma companies, policy makers and governments are evolving strategies to provide affordable and modern healthcare to 1.3 billion Indians. We seek a reporter who will build on our body of work substantially.

The reporter will a self-driven journalist who is on top of news and developments and enjoys writing sharply reported and analytical stories.

Some of the key players in this space include Cipla, Sun Pharma, Glenmark and PE companies with significant interest in the space like TPG and KKR.

Covering healthcare requires an interest and analytical mindset to discern which technologies, products or policies have the potential to make an impact on a large enough size of population. As the Internet brings together insurers, healthcare providers and medicine makers & sellers, the reporter will help readers understand what comes next.

While The Ken does not chase scoops, it does place an emphasis on original insight and impactful breaking news. That will especially be true of this role. The reporter will also work closely with other writers and editors who cover overlapping issues around healthcare and pharma.

The role reports to the Newsroom Editor, The Ken.

Experience

Minimum 5 years of experience, either as a reporter covering healthcare or pharma; an analyst or researcher covering the space; or as a hands-on executive within the sector.

Desired attributes

  • Self-driven and ambitious, able to source original stories and insights from their network
  • Ability to synthesize multiple reporting perspectives into a compelling, explanatory narrative
  • Able to see ahead of news cycles, and see what is likely to happen over a 6-12 month horizon
  • Able to stick their neck out with informed opinions when required
  • Well-informed about global trends on healthcare, wellness and insurance
  • We are a flat organization that prioritizes speed, honesty, informality, accuracy, transparency and subscriber-impact. Alignment with these values is a pre-requisite.

Staff Writer (Healthcare)

Mumbai Editorial
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