The Los Angeles Times is seeking a Business columnist to be our lead voice on the technology industry and how tech is changing the nature of work. This person will write tightly argued essays and news analyses that help readers make sense of technology’s effects on business, the economy, culture and politics. The ideal candidate will be open-minded and curious but confident in their judgments, a quick thinker and intimately familiar with key figures and companies in the Los Angeles and Silicon Valley tech ecosystems.
- Pitch and write one or more weekly columns for online and print publication, mixing topics on and off the news and supporting opinions with reporting and data
- Keep abreast of technology news, trends and issues through original reporting, thorough research and relationships with sources
- Contribute to breaking news coverage as needed
- Write occasional features
- Contribute to multiplatform offerings including podcasts, newsletters and live events
- Keep current on the tools and technologies available to produce and deliver journalism to readers
- Lend your expertise and insight to newsroom teams, actively collaborating with editors and reporters
- Represent The Times on other media platforms, including television, podcast and radio interviews
- At least five years of professional journalism experience, with a background in covering technology, the future of work or related topics
- Ability to write clean, stylish copy on the cadence of a daily newspaper
- Creativity in finding unique angles on big stories and surprising or counterintuitive arguments
- Ability to think beyond the column to other forums for our journalism
The position is listed as Columnist in the Los Angeles Times Guild and will be based in either El Segundo, Calif., or the Bay Area.
To apply, go here.