Slate is hiring a full-time staff writer for its technology team. We’re looking for a sharp, curious, and omnivorous journalist to cover the technology industry, the internet, and their impact on our lives. How exactly we define the job—the companies, innovations, trends, and user experiences it focuses on—will depend to some degree on the successful candidate’s interests. We’re flexible. Our main expectation is that the writer interpret, probe, and drive the news through reporting, analysis, and argument, and do so with originality and verve. Slate’s offices are in D.C. and Brooklyn, but we are considering applications from all over.
• Write multiple times a week
• Pitch stories regularly, whether pithy arguments or reported features
• Collaborate with a close-knit team of journalists on various projects
• At least two years’ experience working in technology journalism
• A deep well of story ideas
• A drive to explain complex or opaque changes in technology to a general audience
• The ability to diagnose both the visible and latent effects of technology on that audience
• Clean, clear, and distinctive prose on deadline
Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will do what we can to meet your needs.
To apply please send your résumé, a cover letter, and three clips or writing samples (Word docs preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Technology Writer” in your subject line.
This is a position covered under a collective bargaining agreement between Slate and the Writers Guild of America East.