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Senior Reporter, China Scrip/Pink Sheet

Company: Citeline
Location: Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Date Posted:
Employment Type: Full Time
Job ID: R-458

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About Citeline

Citeline is one of the world's leading providers of data and intelligence on clinical trials, drug treatments, medical devices and what's new in the regulatory and commercial landscape. Relying on us to deliver vital advantage when making critical R&D and commercial decisions, our customers come from over 3000 of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, contract research organizations (CROs), medical technology, biotechnology and healthcare service providers, including the top 10 global pharma and CROs.  
From drug and device discovery and development to regulatory approval, and from product launch to lifecycle management, we provide the intelligence and insight to help our customers seize opportunities, mitigate risk and make business-critical decisions, faster. As the pharma and healthcare sector faces unparalleled upheaval, customers rely on our independent advice, enabling them to cut through the clutter and make sense of changing drug development, regulatory and competitive landscapes. 
Now, Citeline is proud to be a part of Norstella, an organization that consists of market-leading pharmaceutical solutions providers united under one goal: to improve patient access to life-saving therapies. Within this organization, Citeline plays a key role in helping clients connect the dots from pipeline to patient. 

Scrip and the Pink Sheet are online, subscription publications that work to keep readers informed of the biggest news and trends affecting the global pharmaceutical and biotech industries. We track commercial, R&D, policy and regulatory developments in the world’s top markets and emerging geographies, providing our subscribers with up-to-the-minute news coverage and seasoned insight to help them capitalize on opportunities and avoid costly pitfalls in today’s competitive and fast-moving pharma and biotech sectors.

Job Description

At Scrip/Pink Sheet, part of Citeline, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Reporter to be based in China to join our international editorial team and become part of an industry-leading pharma, medtech and consumer health intelligence business. 

Our dedicated team of writers based in countries around the world collaborate around the clock to keep our subscribers up to date, not just on what’s happening in the pharma industry, but what it means for them. You’d be joining a title with a 50-year reputation for in-depth news and analysis and a wealth of journalistic experience, industry knowledge and high-level contacts. 

We’re looking for someone with a passion for hunting down the ‘so what?’ of a story, who wants to uncover the angles that will matter to a specialized readership, and who relishes the opportunity to build in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the biotech and pharma industry. 
Can you unearth the real story behind a company press release? Pick up the phone to business leaders, scientific experts and investment analysts and ask the questions that really matter? Complement your writing with compelling charts and graphs? Scour databases and speak to analyst colleagues to generate original content? Network and build contacts while turning around timely reports from a scientific or industry conference? Research and write a feature on an important area of pharmaceutical development? Develop new formats for presenting valuable information? Then we want to hear from you.

Join the China editorial team for Scrip/Pink Sheet and lead the news agenda reporting on and analysing developments in the global pharmaceutical industry.

Key duties and responsibilities


In a typical week you could:

  • Write one story a day on issues such as
  • Company deal making or financial updates
  • Company leadership and strategy
  • Pipeline progress for medicines in development
  • Therapeutic area market intelligence
  • Scientific conference coverage
  • Interview company executives to augment your articles
  • Develop a data-led infographic
  • Research/write a feature length story
  • Attend an international conference to report news, conduct interviews and build contacts
  • Work with other members of the team in China and across APAC to plan editorial direction

Key requirements


We are looking for an experienced business journalist with knowledge of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries who is comfortable regularly meeting senior external contacts and writing engaging content to tight deadlines.
We also welcome applications from candidates who can convincingly demonstrate:
  • Ability to write clearly, news writing skills, and keen judgment;
  • Bilingual spoken and written Mandarin Chinese and English;
  • Intellectual curiosity – ie: desire for knowledge, preparedness to ask and learn, and an authentic interest in other perspectives;
  • Ability to extract key messages from complex information and communicate these effectively and succinctly (through written word/other formats);
  • High attention to detail, with the ability to consistently deliver articles requiring minimal editing;
  • Desire to experiment and innovate with new formats and approaches;
  • Collaborative approach to working with colleagues across the business;
  • Good interpersonal skills in event coverage settings and ability to gain the confidence and cooperation of sources;
  • Flexibility to cope with challenging workloads and occasional unexpected scheduling;
  • Ability to understand and interpret data;
  • Computer literacy – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – and capacity to learn custom editorial systems and infographic tools;
  • Strategic use of social media;
  • You should have a degree in journalism, sciences, languages or economics or equivalent career experience.

Our Guiding Principles for success at Norstella:  

01:  Bold, Passionate, Mission-First   
We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients.  Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.    
02:  Integrity, Truth, Reality  
We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights.  Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesn’t.  By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.    
03:  Kindness, Empathy, Grace  
We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude.  We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.    
04:  Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance  
We will persevere – even in difficult and challenging situations.  Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.  
05:  Humility, Gratitude, Learning  
We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work.  We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.    
Norstella is an equal opportunity employer. All job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability or handicap, medical condition, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), marital or domestic partner status, military or veteran status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, reproductive health decision making, or any other protected characteristic as established by federal, state, or local law.