Washington Post seeks artificial intelligence and algorithms reporter
The Washington Post is seeking a reporter who will explore how technology giants are harvesting artificial intelligence and algorithms to shape what we buy, read, watch, believe – and so much more.
Google-parent Alphabet is a behemoth in this space, and this beat will require penetrating coverage of its sprawling divisions. This reporter also should be prepared to examine the actions of the company’s leaders as well as the issues facing its enormous workforce.
Beyond Google, this San Francisco-based reporter will be expected to examine how other big Silicon Valley players are developing and deploying AI and algorithms. Competition, data collection, privacy, disinformation and other concerns in the digital world will be central coverage areas.
This reporter must be prepared to break news frequently and produce compelling enterprise, telling stories through words, video and data. Ideal candidates will come with sourcing at Google, or a track record of developing sources at similar enterprises.
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and three clips (as pdfs) to David Cho (David.Cho@washpost.com), Zachary Goldfarb (Zachary.Goldfarb@washpost.com), Christina Passariello (Christina.Passariello@washpost.com) or Tracy Grant Tracy.Grant@washpost.com by March 13.