Technology News Analysis Writer

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 08, 2021
Closes
Mar 09, 2021
Ref
JR-90271987
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 a tech journalist who can write analytical stories off the news, distilling what's interesting and important and making sense in real time of the rapidly evolving world of technology.

These stories will often be turned around in a number of hours, responding to developments from all corners of Silicon Valley and social media. This writer should be versatile enough to assess a sudden eruption of disinformation, a controversial statement by a tech executive, or a stunning innovation.

This journalist generally will write neither straight news nor opinion, concentrating instead on analysis that helps readers identify critical developments and understand how to think about them. We are looking for someone eager to use a variety of storytelling techniques that appeal to readers, including FAQs, explainers and other non-conventional story forms.

A premium will be placed on original thinking, an engaging and conversational writing style, and a hunger to be widely read and shared. This writer should be able, at times, to have fun with an audience that can be both fascinated and confused by the onslaught of tech news.

The reporter will be based in our San Francisco office and can expect to write at least three times a week. Once we resume normal operations, this position will not be eligible for remote work.

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 resume, 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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