Tech Reporter - Mashable

Editorial New York, New York


Description

Position at Mashable

Mashable is hiring an experienced and energetic reporter to join our team. The ideal candidate will be deeply obsessed with Big Tech, social media, gadgets, and the way we live online. The role necessitates an excellent writer who can skillfully report on anything and everything happening in our digital lives, from the best (and worst) of consumer technology to social media trends, little-known internet curiosities to Facebook’s destructive descent into chaos.

We’re looking for someone who’s highly attuned to the influence and impact of tech at every level. They should be able to quickly identify and cover industry moments and news, but always with an eye toward the bigger picture: how we live with technology, and how it shapes the way we live.

The ideal candidate should be comfortable writing with a strong, compelling voice that delivers smart analysis to any kind of story, from a news hit to a product review. We don’t want repackaged PR releases — we want to give our readers something to think about. They’re curious to the point of being nosy, constantly seeking more information and context in order to tell the best stories possible. 

The tech reporter will be responsible for writing a mix of news and analysis, explainers, reviews, and in-depth reported features. They should be comfortable working in a variety of formats across multiple platforms as needed. Flexibility is a must. The role is best suited for a natural self-starter with strong journalism skills, a keen attention to detail, and a lively voice. 

You, our dream hire, are…

  • Capable of day-to-day coverage of social media platforms, as well as the ability to write in-depth features on their larger role in our lives and democracy
  • Able to clearly express compelling opinions on the technology that rules our lives
  • Comfortable cultivating relationships with major tech companies 
  • Excited to review new tech products and services 
  • Willing to get on the phone, connect with sources, push a news hit forward
  • Naturally curious and full of ideas: You’re eager to pitch new story ideas every day.
  • An excellent and engaging writer with a firm grasp of AP style with the ability to quickly turn around clean, accurate copy to meet tight deadlines

Qualifications

  • 4-6 years relevant experience writing on technology and/or internet culture, preferably at a digital media publication
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to take initiative
  • A natural reporter with a compelling voice
  • Deep knowledge of the tech industry, social media platforms, and consumer technology 
  • A self-starter as well as a team player (a sense of humor is a must!)
  • Understanding of Mashable's core coverage areas and voice
  • Ideally based in New York, but will consider some flexibility



ABOUT MASHABLE

Mashable is a global media company that’s passionate about tech, entertainment, and digital culture. Future-facing and forward thinking, we’re the experts in what’s trending now and what’s coming next. With smart, spirited coverage of stories that keep people talking, our ideas shape the future. 

Mashable and its parent company, Ziff Media Group, are committed to diversity and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

This position is part of the Ziff Davis Creators Guild, a NewsGuild union, and a contract is being negotiated. For more information, please visit the NewsGuild website

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