We are seeking a full-time technology reporter based in San Francisco. S/he will be responsible for covering high-profile executives, industry influencers and key companies.
We need someone who can handle breaking news, with quick and expert analysis, and develop and deliver compelling feature stories.
The ideal candidate is someone who is not afraid of debunking the conventional wisdom, comfortable explaining new technology and the social impacts of that technology to a consumer audience, and able to work well with a team of other smart, enthusiastic reporters and editors on joint projects.
Stay on top of your beat, writing important daily news with the context and perspective that helps people understand why it matters to them.
Seek out and write compelling feature stories that relate to both what you cover, and the larger technology industry as a whole. This includes both corporate stories from your beat and cultural stories about how Silicon Valley.
Cultivate sources and “break” news.
Contribute regularly to CNET Magazine.
Participate in radio and TV media hits to promote your awesome stories and speak as an authoritative voice.
In addition to our daily coverage and feature stories, CNET also produces compelling series on a wide range of topics from Hate on the internet to how the tech industry is helping to rebuild the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to the future of money. We ask everyone on the team not only to participate but also to pitch ideas.
CNET also has an annual summer series called Road Trip, where we send reporters around the US and the world to report stories on a theme. The CNET team both pitches ideas for the series topic, and their own stories within it. In 2017, we sought out The Smartest Stuff in the world, from the most advanced smart city technology to efforts to remove landmines in Angola. In 2016, we wrote about how technology played a role in the Syrian refugee crisis. And in 2015, we sought out cities trying to turn themselves into local Silicon Valleys.
What you bring to the team:
Minimum 4 years of related technology journalism experience.
Ability to write clean copy.
Ability to write quickly and work well under pressure.
An eagerness to explain technology to a broad audience.
Demonstrated ability to exercise solid news judgment.
You might also have -
Experience covering a competitive beat.
Experience at a top tier news organization.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate sources and "break" news.
Bachelors (or equivalent) degree in journalism, English or writing OR equivalent combination of education and experience.