Washington Post seeks tech policy reporter
The Washington Post is seeking an aggressive reporter to document the complex and rapidly evolving relationship between the technology industry and Washington.
This reporter will be tasked with breaking news and producing compelling enterprise about how the government is creating policy that affects the nation’s major technology companies — and how these companies seek to influence the decisions of Congress and regulatory agencies as they conduct oversight and craft rules affecting the industry.
This is an exhilarating moment to cover the beat. Tech companies are under intense scrutiny by lawmakers for their conduct in the 2016 presidential campaign, and there is a rollicking debate about the role these companies should play in policing content online. Questions about anti-trust, privacy, encryption, and cybersecurity loom large.
Candidates should have a track record of successfully cultivating sources on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch, around Washington and in tech companies. They should be comfortable grappling with the often-complicated details of technology policy, but be prepared to write about them in big-picture, engaging ways, with a clear idea of how ordinary people will be impacted. Candidates should expect to write all sorts of stories — scoops, analysis and features.
Interested individuals should send a resume and three clips to David Cho (firstname.lastname@example.org), Zachary Goldfarb (email@example.com) or Tracy Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Nov. 30.