Washington Post seeks consumer electronics reporter
The Washington Post is looking for a reporter to cover the major consumer electronics companies.
Consumer devices are the main way we interact with technology – and where concerns over personal data, privacy, screen addiction and other critical issues come into focus. Apple, which is expected to be at the center of this beat, has driven its smartphone business to unprecedented heights with the first trillion-dollar valuation. Yet innovation in smartphones has sagged, and competitors including Samsung and Google are often quicker to market than Apple with gee-whiz features.
This reporter, who will be based in our San Francisco office, should have well-developed sources and be able to span the full range of subjects, from the supply chain to the end user. The reporter will also write about the impact that hardware makers have on jobs, trade and politics.
The demands of this job include covering breaking news, uncovering scoops and producing long-term enterprise. It is one of the most competitive beats in business journalism, and demands a creative eye and deep curiosity.
This reporter will be part of a significant expansion of our technology team, which will include the hiring of reporters, editors and video journalists in San Francisco, Seattle and our Washington newsroom.
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and three clips to David Cho at David.Cho@washpost.com, Zachary Goldfarb at Zachary.Goldfarb@washpost.com, Christina Passariello at Christina.Passariello@washpost.com, or Tracy Grant Tracy.Grant@washpost.com by Nov. 9.