Business Insider seeks an Uber/Lyft/Airbnb reporter
Business Insider is looking for a reporter to cover the companies making, but mostly losing, billions as they create the backbone of the gig economy.
Companies like Uber and Lyft spent millions lobbying California voters to change employment law in their favor. Recently public companies like DoorDash and Airbnb have grown their delivery and short-term rental empires through shrewd and often controversial practices. Even with these relative successes, the companies have not been immune from loss. Uber has been forced to offload non-core businesses and layoff thousands of employees throughout the pandemic. Airbnb took on billions in debt. SoftBank, a prominent funder of global gig companies, has been met with increased scrutiny from investors.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced reporter able to source up inside these companies with a desire to break news. The gig companies reporter will be expected to report on the people and decisions changing the future of work — and how their actions affect the tech industry, labor, and broader economy.
The candidate should be someone who is open to feedback and wants to get better every day and will also have many of the following:
- A proven track record of sourcing up inside some of the major tech companies.
- Ability to identify and connect with key sources.
- The passion for going the extra mile to deliver stories for our readers that they can’t find anywhere else.
- A desire to experiment with new story forms.
- Ability to work collaboratively and bring out the best in teammates.
- Creative ideas for stories that approach the beat from a diverse array of angles.
If this sounds like your dream job, apply here with a single PDF containing your resume/CV and cover letter. If you’re passionate about this role but don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for, apply anyways — we still want to hear from you!
To apply go here.