We founded The Information in late 2013 with a simple idea: write deeply-reported articles about the technology industry that you won't find elsewhere.

Nearly two years later, we've moved markets, gotten the early scoop on billions of dollars of acquisitions and told you what's happening deep inside companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. Our stories have been followed by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Bloomberg and other major outlets thousands of times. How we compete is simple. We recruit the best reporters, give them the freedom to write about important topics and tell them not to worry about the small stuff.

Because our articles are deeply reported and written for an engaged audience, they have real impact. Our coverage of the secret terms of VC deals—and what they mean for employees—has reshaped how some investors and companies approach those deals. And our Future List project about the lack of diversity among tech investors has been cited by more than a hundred publications.

Quality stories breed quality subscribers. As our subscriber community grows, we're investing aggressively in our team and reporting. We believe this formula is far more scalable than relying on traffic or conferences, and it's totally—100 percent—aligned with our readers.

Unlike most other news sites, we don’t have venture capital or corporate owners, but like other publications, we do sometimes do business deals with companies that we cover.

If you have any questions about us, our business or our team, we'd love to hear from you at hello@theinformation.com. Thank you for your interest in what we're building.

Jessica E. Lessin
Founder & CEO

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Our subscribers say

“The Information has quickly made itself a must-read: unique and valuable insights every day.”

Julius Genachowski
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group,
former FCC Chairman

“The Information has turned out to be incredibly worth the price tag, if you’re into tech news. Really solid stuff I look forward to.”

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Founding Editor of Search Engine Land

Editorial Team
Jessica E. Lessin
Founder and Editor-In-Chief
Martin Peers
Managing Editor
Shai Oster
Asia Bureau Chief
Amir Efrati
Senior Reporter
Christine Kilpatrick
Copy Editor
Juro Osawa
Tom Dotan
Alfred Lee
Kevin McLaughlin
Fred Vogelstein
Contributing Writer
Eugene Kim
Reed Albergotti
Cory Weinberg
Yunan Zhang
Contributing Reporter
Mike Sullivan
Graphics Editor
Sam Lessin
Engineering Team
Myk Klemme
Ian Civgin
Jane Philipps
Business team
Peter Schulz
Senior Director of Business and Operations
Amy Nichols
Director of Events
Allison Braley
Director of Marketing and Communications
Jessica Stark
Subscriber Success Manager / Iron Woman
Maria DeFelice
Executive Assistant

We are grateful to these news and technology leaders for serving as advisors.

Our Advisors
Paul Steiger
Paul Steiger

Paul was a reporter and editor at the Wall Street Journal for 26 years and served as the paper’s managing editor from 1991 to 2007. He worked for 15 years at the Los Angeles Times as a reporter, the Washington economics correspondent and the business editor. From 2008 through 2012, Paul was the founding editor-in-chief and CEO of ProPublica. He remains actively involved as executive chairman. He was chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists from 2005 to 2011. From 1999 to 2007, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board, serving as its chairman in his final year. He currently is a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and a board member and treasurer of the Global Editors Network, based in Paris.

Jim VandeHei
Jim VandeHei

Jim is the co-founder of POLITICO, the digital media company that revolutionized political and policy journalism in Washington, New York and Europe. Jim was a congressional and White House reporter for The Washington Post and ​The ​Wall Street Journal before becoming an entrepreneur. ​Jim ​and fellow co-founder John F. Harris were named the 2015 Editors of the Year by the National Press Foundation.

Steven Rubenstein
Steven Rubenstein

Steven is president of Rubenstein, an independent strategic communications firm.
The firm represents clients across a range of industries, including 21st Century Fox, Apollo Global, BMW, HBO and Jerry Seinfeld. In addition to active representation of a core group of clients, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency.
Steven began his Rubenstein career in 1992 as an account executive. Throughout his tenure, he has worked closely with his father, Howard J. Rubenstein, who founded the company in 1954 and today serves as Chairman.
Steven is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of directors of the Association for a Better New York, Friends of the High Line, Mayors Fund to Advance New York City and Reboot.

John Doerr
John Doerr
Chairman, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

John is a legendary Silicon Valley investor who was one of the first investors in Google, Amazon.com and Intuit. He serves on the boards of Amyris, Alphabet/Google, and Zynga, as well as private ventures. He led KPCB’s investments in Twitter, Uber and Slack. John earned degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University and business from Harvard. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. John is a past member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

Hayley Barna
Hayley Barna

Hayley co-founded Birchbox, a beauty retailer, and is currently a venture partner at First Round Capital. She served as co-CEO at Birchbox for five years from conception to launch and helped grow the business. She expanded Birchbox internationally and launched new business channels like men’s and retail stores. Hayley oversaw marketing, operations, strategy and technology. Before Birchbox, Hayley received her MBA from Harvard Business School. She started her career as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company.

Tina Sharkey
Tina Sharkey

Tina is a senior partner at Sherpa Foundry and a venture partner at Sherpa Capital. She advises Fortune 500 companies and startups including Salesforce, eBay, Condé Nast, DreamWorks, Greenhouse and others, and sits on the Board of Directors at Beepi, ipsy, Do and Brit + Co. At Sherpa Foundry, Tina is also incubating a stealth consumer business. Prior to her role at Sherpa Foundry, Tina was a senior leader at Johnson & Johnson in the consumer group as Chairman and Global President of BabyCenter. Tina worked as a corporate executive at Time Warner, where she led AOL’s network programming, social media and messaging initiatives. Before AOL, she co-founded iVillage, built Sesame Street online, and helped create a new home shopping channel for QVC.

The Information is seeking individuals passionate about the future
of the news business for the roles below.

Interested in a role not listed here?

Email your cover letter and your resume to jobs@theinformation.com.

Why I work at The Information
Amir Efrati
“Helping to launch The Information has been the best experience of my career. Not only have I been more productive as a reporter compared to my previous role, given that I have more time to focus on what's really important; I also feel like I'm doing my part to shape the future of the news business and financial models that actually work.”

Amy Nichols
“I get to produce events for a high caliber audience, our subscribers. People tell me they’ve found our events to be the best networking opportunities they’ve ever had. Our subscriber base is very engaged, making my job a lot of fun.”

Jessica Stark
“It's been amazing to be a part of a smaller company from the beginning and see it grow. I love my co-workers and look forward to coming to work every day. A huge part of that is believing in the business. This is only the start of The Information's success story.”
Iron Woman

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