BuzzFeed seeks a tech reporter
BuzzFeed News is hiring a technology reporter for its award-winning Tech and Business Desk.
The job will require you to own a beat, break news, and spin up investigative pieces and features. It is not a job for someone who wants to cover product announcements and quarterly earnings statements. This is a job for someone eager to hold tech to account and to unearth stories about the unrestrained power of an industry not easily reigned in by industrial era laws.
The tech desk’s goal is to produce revelatory, accountability-focused journalism through rigorous reporting and vivid narratives, with an eye toward attaining real world impact. We want to change policy, shape public discourse, and expose wrongdoers. But we also want to tap into the joy, weirdness, and wonder of the internet. (Get yourself a desk that can do both.)
BuzzFeed News’s Tech and Business desk is reporter-driven. You will steer the conversation around the issues you write about.
Working closely with your editors you will dig up stories no one else is telling, and report them out. You will typically work on a mix of long-term and short-term stories, which you will prioritize, report out, and hone with the help of your editors. We will help you rigorously button up your work, so that it is unassailable. One benefit of working here is that we will provide you ample runway for deep investigative and enterprise work.
You will report to our Technology and Business editor who is based in San Francisco, though members of the team are based across the country and around the world. The reporter’s location is negotiable.
BuzzFeed News’ Tech and Business Desk is a highly ambitious one, and successful candidates will share that drive and passion. You should have a few years experience in journalism, with a record of working on breaking news, enterprise coverage, investigative reporting, or feature writing. You should have a demonstrated ability to cultivate sources and tell stories in ways that reach the widest possible audience. You should be a tenacious reporter with strong writing skills and capable of owning a narrative. You should be a willing and generous collaborator. You should be nimble when it comes to breaking news. Your copy should be camera-ready. You should enjoy fun; we have a lot of it.
We ask that you apply for the job with a resume, brief cover letter, and clips that you have written. We may later ask candidates for a written memo responding to several questions and to go through rounds of interviews with journalists on the team and throughout the newsroom.
To apply, go here.