Politico seeks a tech policy reporter
Politico is seeking an enterprising, entrepreneurial journalist to cover the intersection of the technology industry with Washington policy and politics, with a focus on privacy and data protection.
This reporter will cover the debates brewing among regulatory agencies, Congress, the White House, states and tech companies pushing to shape the rules of the road.
You’ll develop a particular focus around efforts to protect personal data, pursuing scoops on topics including tech companies’ efforts to shape privacy efforts on Capitol Hill, the collection and use of data by law enforcement, privacy priorities at the FTC and data breaches that provide momentum for legislation. You’ll dig into battles over protections for children, consumers’ rights to opt-in or opt-out, use of new technologies like facial recognition to collect increasing amounts of information and worries about data collection by China.
As these issues cross borders, you’ll also look at how other countries are setting their own rules around data protection and consumer rights to control their data and what that could portend in the U.S.
You’ll join a team of enterprising and hard-charging tech reporters driving the conversations in Washington around antitrust, artificial intelligence, content moderation, telecom, broadband and corporate influence. Your work will appear across all Politico platforms including politico.com, newsletters and Politico Pro.
The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the tech sector and a track record of chronicling the forces shaping its future in Washington and beyond. The role requires an ability to deliver sharp reporting and engaging writing for an audience of influential readers in tech centers and political capitals in the U.S. and around the world.
What You’ll Need:
- Significant reporting experience on technology or a related beat
- Demonstrated ability to break news and deliver incisive, unique reporting
- Experience writing clearly, accurately and efficiently on deadline
- Established ability to juggle shorter-term tasks with long-term projects with clarity and accuracy
To apply, go here.