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Technology Writer

Post Date:Jun 21, 2017Type:Full time
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Location: United States - District of Columbia - Washington Job Reference:
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Technology Writer


About the Role

Slate is hiring a full-time technology writer to work in our New York or Washington, D.C., offices. The writer will be responsible for writing frequently on topics like cybersecurity, surveillance, robotics, social media, internet culture, and technology policy. This isn't really a gadget-reviewing gig—you'll write less about the new iPhone cameras than about the Apple-FBI encryption debate or the high drama involving the iOS peach emoji. Mostly, we're eager to shape the job around you, the areas you'd like to dig into as a reporter, and the arguments you want to make as a leading technology voice.

About the Company

Slate is a multimedia digital publishing company focused on politics, news, business, technology, and culture. Slate's smart, witty take on current events has been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online.


Key Responsibilities

  • Writing at least 1-2 times a day

  • Reporting original stories about technology

  • Offering commentary and analysis on breaking technology news

  • Working closely with Slate’s business and technology team



  • Deep familiarity with the technology news landscape

  • Strong, creative opinions on technology

  • At least three years’ experience writing for a national outlet

  • Smarts, kindness, humor, and generosity, all of which will help you work well with smart, kind, funny, generous colleagues

To apply, submit a cover letter; a résumé; a short critique of a recent Slate technology story (no more than 400 words); and three clips or writing samples (Word docs preferred). Applications should be emailed to

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.


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Contact Information
Slate Magazine
Heidi Grothaus
15 Metrotech Center, Floor 8
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
Ph: 2153418815
Fax: 2153418815

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