Personal Technology "help desk" Writer

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 08, 2021
Closes
Mar 02, 2021
Ref
JR-90271990
Hours
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking two journalists to join our expanding personal technology team to provide expert and accessible tech help to readers. The role of these journalists will be to help consumers sort through the dizzying array of devices and online services to help them determine what to use, whom to trust and how to make technology serve them.

These reporters will work closely with tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler to identify stories, develop investigations and expand our capacity to provide sophisticated personal technology advice. They also would collaborate with other team members, including tech-in-our-lives reporter Heather Kelly and a new tech-at-work writer.

Ideal candidates should be fluent in mobile, desktop and smart-home technologies, as well as the concerns they raise for security, privacy, health, children, society, reparability and the environment. (Please highlight if you have deep expertise in any of these themes.) Candidates should be able to see personal technology from multiple perspectives - gadget lover, late adopter, remote worker, distance learner and more.

These writers will produce explanatory stories and how-to guides. Many of these stories will be FAQs and other non-conventional forms. Ideal candidates will be quick and creative, with strong conversational writing skills and a feel for when to use humor. We are looking for reporters who want to be part of the news cycle - writing several times a week. The ability to think visually and some experience with appearing on video are a plus.

The positions will be based in our San Francisco office and will not be eligible for remote work once we resume normal operations.

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.

Interested candidates should send a résumé, three clips as PDFs and a cover letter outlining a vision for the role to our jobs portal by Feb. 22. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. The cover letter should be addressed to Business Editor David Cho, Deputy Business Editor Zachary Goldfarb, Technology Editor Christina Passariello, and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson.

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.

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