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MIT Tech Review seeks part-time pandemic tech project reporter

October 26, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The MIT Technology Review is seeking a part-time reporter to work on a three-month contract as part of its journalism project on technologies being used in the fight against the pandemic.

This project is an opportunity to use the power of journalism to make a tangible difference by providing reliable information that leads to better decisions by the people creating, regulating, and using contact tracing technologies.

The company is looking for somebody who has solid reporting experience and is comfortable with fast-turnaround stories and longer-term work. You may have experience covering health, tech policy, or the ways in which policies disproportionately harm communities of BIPOC and/or historically marginalized people.


This is a part-time contract position at $35 an hour for up to 20 hours each week, for three months. It does not come with benefits. You can be based anywhere that allows for strong, daily communication with a distributed team based largely on the U.S. East Coast.


You will be an important member of the team, sourcing, researching, writing and producing stories on the intersection of health and technology during the pandemic. You will report to the project lead and work closely with other editors and reporters.

Your duties will include researching, reporting and writing stories on contact tracing and health technology, as well as working with editors to identify leads, develop ideas and take assignments.

You will also contribute to MIT Technology Review’s data collection efforts where appropriate, and help compile and contribute to the Coronavirus Tech Report email newsletter.


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