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