TechCrunch seeks a VC and startups reporter

December 7, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

TechCrunch is looking for a reporter who can work under the Venture Desk Editor and alongside a team of reporting peers to cover startups and venture capital. This includes coverage of investment firms, investors, entrepreneurs and startups working to build companies and develop technologies.

Though TechCrunch covers early stage companies, there is also a broad remit for covering news and stories in the tech ecosystem at large. Though many companies we cover begin as ideas, they often grow to become large and important. We are well positioned to continue to cover them throughout their life cycle, telling their stories with deep technical understanding and historical context. The person for this role will also help to program and perhaps even moderate at our live events, which draw experts on a range of issues around platform, ecommerce, hardware and software tech companies, as well as the wider venture ecosystem.

TechCrunch’s mission is to tell the stories behind the stories. You’ll need to know how to talk with investors, founders, C-suite executives, engineers and designers. You’ll use your knowledge and acumen to cut through the noise in order to intelligently inform readers what it all means and why it matters in language suitable for human beings.

Top candidates will have the ability to accurately report on multiple stories concurrently in a fast-paced media environment, to be the first and final voice on breaking news, and to place original reporting – including scoops and investigations – at the top of the priority list.

TechCrunch often covers stories weeks, months or years before they enter mainstream consciousness. Our reporters lead coverage areas from the front.

A strong proactive sensibility and good instincts will serve you well in this environment. TechCrunch writers

We need someone who:

  • Has a deep desire to report on startups and the venture dollars that make them tick
  • Can regularly publish scoops and be first to a story
  • Is adept at working with editors to produce well-reported and polished news pieces and features that provide context to the reader
  • Can write spot news
  • Can develop and write features
  • Can develop and write analysis pieces
  • Can break news first via investigative journalism
  • Can present numbers in unique and varying ways, i.e. via charts, graphs, galleries or things that haven’t even been invented yet
  • Can work across a team of editors to devise and shape editorial strategy


  • Must be located in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Have at least 3 years of experience in journalism
  • Have a proven track record of publishing stories that garner attention and make an impact
  • Know how to work with fellow writers and editors to develop stories about burgeoning trends
  • Possess knowledge of SEO basics
  • Can write headlines that capture the imagination of readers
  • Have the ability to write engagingly, without sacrificing accuracy

To apply, go here.

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