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Business Editor (Remote or Hybrid)

BioSpace, Inc.
50266, West Des Moines
50,000-80,000 + benefits
Start date
Jun 10, 2024

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Marketing, Marketing/Corporate Communications
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

BioSpace is the leading online community for industry news and careers for life science professionals. For over 30 years, BioSpace has provided essential insights, opportunities and tools to connect innovative organizations and talented professionals who advance health and quality of life across the globe. Our team operates with a fun, entrepreneurial style that combines our passion and high-energy with an aggressive vision of growing BioSpace.

BioSpace’s audience and subscriber base is growing. We are striving to continue building growth and audience loyalty through quality journalism.

BioSpace has an exciting opportunity for an editor to take ownership of our business beat, help us evolve our editorial strategy and uncover major industry stories and topics in the biotech world. Reporting to the Managing Editor, this role will be responsible for proactively identifying opportunities to help differentiate BioSpace’s biotech coverage.

The role will be fully remote or hybrid (based in the West Des Moines, Iowa area and working in-office Monday through Wednesday and from home Thursday and Friday).  

In this position you will:

  • Write multiple bylines per week about biopharma business dealings and update related trackers
  • Proactively identify and recommend enterprising story ideas to personally pursue or assign to freelancers
  • Assign and edit business stories written by freelancers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with PR media agencies, investment analysts and other key industry sources to provide commentary and story leads
  • Curate our weekly BioPharm Exec email with exclusive content and put together a special newsletter edition once/quarter
  • Track newsletter engagement and site traffic to business stories to inform future coverage, with the goal of growing readership/subscriber base
  • Ensure that BioSpace editorial standards are maintained
  • Provide press coverage on key industry events (may require travel 2-3 times a year)
  • Monitor news-gathering operations and keep abreast of industry news flow  

Position requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or the life sciences; advanced degree preferred
  • 4+ years of journalism experience covering business dealings, preferably within the biopharma industry; editing experience preferred
  • Impeccable writing and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of the AP Style Guide and copyediting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop and cultivate relationships with industry sources
  • Proactive approach to identifying editorial opportunities
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced, online publishing environment
  • Working knowledge of SEO fundamentals and digital publishing
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate freely with team members

BioSpace offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including the week off between Dec 25 and Jan 1!

Interested candidates should apply through our online applicant tracking system.  Questions may be emailed to:

Pre-employment background check required.









BioSpace champions the Life Sciences industry as a digital hub for news and careers. Since 1985, BioSpace has provided essential insights, opportunities and tools to connect the innovative organizations and talented professionals who advance health and quality of life across the globe. offers a multi-faceted venue for industry professionals to come together on the Web with several unique and reliable resources. It has become the centralized source for information and job listings for the Life Sciences industry.


  • Daily news and job postings is a comprehensive source of information for Life Sciences professionals. Reliable news content is posted daily, keeping followers and investors up to date on the latest in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Along with breaking news, jobs are posted daily from some of the best companies in the industry. There are several opt-in emails, like GenePool, that provide daily news and career opportunities.


  • Talent Connect BioSpace offers career events for life science recruiting professionals who want to take the recruiting process to the next level. Talent Connect career events are next generation networking events. The events bring together top companies and thousands of highly qualified candidates across various disciplines, giving hiring managers and candidates the opportunity to meet face-to-face. Several Talent Connect events are held across the country throughout the year in some of the most thriving Life Sciences communities.


  • Hotbed Communities For over 30 years, BioSpace’s world-renowned Hotbed communities have highlighted specific regions or “Hotbeds” of industry activity. Each year-long Hotbed campaign features innovative Life Sciences communities on a country-wide map. The map features company logos and original artwork with renderings of company buildings, depicting their location on the map. On, Hotbed Maps are interactive linking the company image to their online profiles.

A spot on the Hotbed map is a coveted position. The map and individual Hotbed regions are printed on thousands of promotional materials annually and distributed across the nation. In fact, the original Biotech Bay™ map from 1989 hangs on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
BioSpace Hotbeds include: Biotech Bay Biotech Beach BioCapital BioMidwest Bio NC BioForest Genetown, Ideal EmployerPharm Country, NextGen Bio 


  • Branding Solutions Deliver your message to our audience of industry professionals through our targeted channels. Use banners, Skyscrapers, e-mails, and more to promote your brand to job seekers and other relevant industry professionals.

Having a company profile includes an online description of your business with contact information, development pipeline, and key management. It also includes reciprocal links to your clinical trials, press releases, jobs, events, and corporate URL (where applicable).

BioSpace has been, and continues to be, the go-to website for reliable and up to date information on all things biotech and pharmaceuticals for over 30 years. Promoting your company with BioSpace’s advertising and recruitment solutions not only reaches a large audience, but a passionate and experienced audience of job seekers and Life Sciences professionals.

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BioSpace, Inc.
10506 Justin Drive

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