GeekWire, one of the nation’s top technology news sources, is expanding our collaborative and creative team with the addition of a new Seattle-based general assignment reporter.
The journalist in this role will find, report and break stories about influential companies, entrepreneurs, researchers, and leaders in one of the most dynamic and interesting regions of the world — home to tech giants such as Microsoft and Amazon; large engineering centers for companies such as Facebook and Google; major public companies such as Expedia, Redfin, F5 Networks and Zillow; fast-growing technology startups; cutting-edge health tech ventures; innovative cloud and AI companies; major scientific research institutions; and ambitious global philanthropies.
The reporter in this role will cover daily stories about technology, startups, health, artificial intelligence, science, and innovation. The reporter will work on in-depth projects and profiles, manage standing editorial features, contribute to podcasts and videos, speak at events, and collaborate with other members of the GeekWire team.
Who you are
You are a self-starter with a passion for the inner workings of technology and business. You write quickly and clearly. You are competitive and love to break big stories. You offer smart analysis and deep reporting with the ability to report and write quickly on deadline. You’re comfortable taking photos and videos, making public records requests, searching court filings, analyzing financial statements, and interacting with members of the community in person and on social media. You are eager to learn and grow professionally through your work as a journalist. You are experienced conducting interviews and working with sources. You follow high standards of journalistic ethics. You are a team player who communicates well and thrives in a startup environment.
- Minimum of three years of daily journalism experience.
- Track record of impactful stories in communities you’ve covered.
- Strong writing skills, and ability to convey information in a clear, concise and conversational manner
- Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
- Ability to interact professionally and build working relationships and sources
This position is full-time, based in Seattle, providing some flexibility to work in our newsroom or remotely as needed each day. The role offers a flexible and variable schedule, with some days starting early in the morning for a breaking story, and others running later into the evening covering a story or attending a community event.
Who we are
Founded in 2011 by two veteran journalists, GeekWire is a dynamic and growing media company, guided by a strong set of core values (below). What happens in Seattle matters everywhere, and we are uniquely positioned to find and report stories that shape the future. Our events bring the Pacific Northwest tech community together, and our coverage attracts readers, listeners and viewers from around the world.
Please submit a resume, three writing samples, and a cover letter to email@example.com.