NY Times seeks China tech reporter
As technology has grown more pervasive in the world — driving business, the economy, the way we live and work, and infusing popular culture — the reporting, writing and storytelling about the subject in many publications has become commodified, incremental and insidery.
The Times is committed to global tech coverage that is distinctive, agenda-setting, personable and connected to people’s lives. As part of that commitment, we are expanding our tech team in the United States and in Asia.
We are looking for hard-charging and creative journalists who share our mission and are driven to pursue journalism that makes a difference.
China is racing ahead in mobile, messaging and drones, leading American tech companies to imitate it. The Chinese are also balkanizing internet governance and using cybersecurity as a weapon to subdue and submit. This reporter will help drive coverage around these trends, working collaboratively with our current tech reporter in China.
Applicants should be interested and curious about technology and its many tentacles, be enthusiastic and creative about visual and digital storytelling and have several years of experience reporting and/or editing on technology. Candidates should be highly motivated, collegial and a self-starter.
Applicants should submit a résumé, examples of previous work and a memo outlining their vision for the job. The memo is the most important part of the application. Some questions to wrestle with:
- What audiences should we be focusing on?
- How will our coverage fit into their lives, and how will they experience it?
- How will we distinguish our coverage from other journalism in this space?
- What will be the main vehicles for the coverage? Features? News? Videos?
- What stories are we willing not to do?
This position is a union position as classified by the News Guild of New York, the union for news professionals.
To apply, go here.