Reporter, CNET

Ref#: 31154
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: San Francisco, CA, US

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Role Details:

  • 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.

Your Day-to-Day

  • 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.

Key Projects:


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.

EEO Statement:
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