Washington Post seeks reporter to cover Facebook parent
The Washington Post is seeking an ambitious and resourceful reporter to cover the newly renamed Meta; its signature social media app, Facebook; and technology’s impact on society in the United States and around the world.
The issues roiling the company are immense: Election and vaccine misinformation. Trading on the data of billions of users. Plans to build the metaverse. Ever-growing scrutiny from regulators here and abroad, as well as its own employees. We are looking for a reporter who sees the big picture, the pros and cons of social media, and wakes up every day driven to tell the story of Meta’s global impact across its many platforms, as well as its battle to retain power and influence.
This is one of the most competitive, high-profile beats in journalism, and the ideal candidate must have a track record of developing sources; producing exclusive, insightful coverage; breaking news as well as covering it. We are looking for someone with an instinct for story, who can lock onto targets of consequence and weave a compelling tale. A collaborative spirit is essential: This position marks an expansion of our growing technology team, and this reporter will work closely with colleagues across newsroom, including Elizabeth Dwoskin and others covering social media, misinformation and technology.
The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.
Candidates should upload a resume and cover letter to our jobs portal by Nov. 23. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Your cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor Lori Montgomery, Deputy Business Editor Zachary Goldfarb, Technology Editor Christina Passariello and Deputy Technology Editor Laura Stevens, as well as Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson.
To apply, go here.