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The Verge seeks a reporter to cover the politics of technology

August 16, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

The Verge

The Verge is looking for a senior reporter to cover security, surveillance and the politics of technology. This reporter will lead our coverage of how new technologies are being used to exploit the vulnerable, whether in courtrooms, at protests, or in the workplace. That will also include coverage of emergent vulnerabilities and privacy risks as new risks are reported and new products are released.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable unpacking the technical details of web encryption and account security mechanisms, and able to convey those details clearly to a lay reader. We’re looking for someone who can trace a single vulnerability from the researchers who discovered it, to the malware that exploits it and the people targeted by that malware.

Senior reporters at The Verge are responsible for working with editors to identify and maintain a beat, then proactively generating exclusive reporting on that beat. As security & surveillance reporter, your duties will be a mix of reporting on the news of the day and digging into longer-lead investigations that will drive news cycles of their own. We’ll also look to you to pull out the security and privacy implications of news covered by other desks, whether it’s COVID-tracking apps or new developments in home voice assistants.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing your beat with coverage from news to larger reports and analysis. Daily news writing is a must.
  • Working across our teams to find stories at the intersection of cybersecurity and politics.
  • Develop and nourish sources inside the cybersecurity and civil society communities.
  • Proactively pitch news and analysis, and help vet stories
  • Help us maintain our collaborative and ambitious team culture’


  • Strong knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy issues.
  • 2+ years of reporting experience, including a track record of impactful stories
  • Strong writing skills, including the ability to identify compelling angles and develop them effectively

To apply, go here.

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