Investment firm to launch tech and business content site
Silicon Valley investment firm Andreessen Horowitz plans to expand its publication of content related to technology and business on its website through an opinion section, reports Zoe Bernard of The Information.
Bernard reports, “The firm currently has two editorial roles open to helm the new efforts. It is in search of an executive editor and an opinions editor. A recent job listing by the firm for the executive editor position said the firm wants to ‘dramatically scale our editorial operation—across coverage areas and across mediums (especially video)…to grow and lead a talented team of creatives, producers, talent, and marketers.’
“Sonal Chokshi, a former editor at tech magazine Wired who joined Andreessen in 2014 as its editor in chief, will oversee the media expansion, which comes amid growing tension between prominent venture capitalists and the news media. News of the expansion was reported by Eric Newcomer’s newsletter tonight, although the specific job openings and plans for an opinion section haven’t previously been reported.
“Andreessen Horowtiz’s editorial position is ‘unapologetically pro-tech, pro-future, pro-change,’ according to one job listing on the firm’s site, ‘but we are also ‘informed optimists,’ not freewheeling futurists making predictions without any skin in the game.'”
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