Monday, April 27, 2009

assistant editor

Assistant Editor for Family of Biotech Newsletters

GenomeWeb News is seeking an assistant editor who will work closely with our senior editorial staff to support our family of weekly biotech trade newsletters. We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who will perform a variety of editorial duties, including proofreading, reporting, writing spot news and feature stories, and posting content to our website. There is ample opportunity for growth in this position.

WHO WE WANT: The ideal candidate will have some newsroom experience, with a proven ability to multitask and meet daily deadlines. The assistant editor will be responsible for covering a wide range of subjects for a trade audience, so applicants should have a strong willingness to learn and the ability to master new subjects quickly. A background in science and/or business reporting would be preferable, but is not required.

WHAT YOU’LL DO: Work closely with editors from our weekly specialty-focused newsletters on multiple assignments, including reporting and writing news briefs based on press releases, announcements, scientific papers, earnings reports, SEC filings, and other source material. You’ll also be assigned to cover conference calls as needed, conduct interviews for online updates, and assist the newsletter editors with feature writing and other editorial duties.

Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and several clips to No phone calls.

GenomeWeb ( is an independent publishing company that covers genomic tools and technologies as well as other segments of the biotech market. We publish nine specialty-focused newsletters, a daily online news service, and a monthly magazine. Based in lower Manhattan, we offer a small-company environment with a focus on quality, high-value content.