Ref#: 32451
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: San Francisco, CA, US

About Us:

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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Brand Overview:
CNET is the largest online tech news and reviews site in the world. We share what’s new, explain why it matters, and describe how it affects you. This role is within the CNET News team, which writes daily news and feature stories about the technology that’s changing our lives and the companies that make it.

Role Details:
We are seeking a full-time technology reporter. This person will be responsible for helping to lead CNET’s daily product news initiative, keeping on top of rumors, announcements and important updates.  This person will write, assign and help edit work from a team of four reporters across our tech news, tech product news and tech culture teams.  We need someone who is an expert with new tech, products, trends and the people and companies making news.  The ideal candidate is someone who isn’t afraid of debunking 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:
  • Follow daily news flow, identifying key stories.
  • Write breaking news and assign stories to a team of reporters from across CNET.
  • Cultivate sources and “break” key product news. 

Key Projects:
  • Cultivate a team of reporters to help build out our breaking news initiatives.
  • Support coverage during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Mobile World Congress (MWC) and various corporate events throughout the year.
  • CNET reporters and editors seek out and participate in interviews with high-profile people, such as people who appear in CNET Magazine.
What you bring to the team:
You have -
  • Bachelors (or equivalent) degree in journalism, English or writing OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 4 years of related technology journalism experience, with broad understanding of popular technologies, products and tech trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise solid news judgment.
  • Write clean copy fast.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Craft compelling and concise headlines.
  • Have a basic understanding of SEO.
  • Experience working with/leading a cross-disciplinary team of writers.
  • An eagerness to explain technology to a broad audience.
  • Good understanding of AP style.

You might also have - 
  • Experience covering a competitive beat. 
  • Experience at a top-tier news organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate sources and "break" news.
EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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