No company embodies the captivating array of themes surrounding Silicon Valley better than Google. Its dominance of the internet search and advertising markets has made it a top target for regulators, and controversies around its handling of harassment complaints have made it a center for employee activism sweeping through tech. YouTube has turned it into a media powerhouse and a lightning rod in discussions about hate speech and censorship. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is striving to become an innovation factory in medicine, urban planning and energy production.
The Information is looking for a reporter to cover Google and its sibling companies inside Alphabet. We need someone with the reporting skills to pierce the veil of secrecy around the company and to write the Google stories that aren’t being told. The ideal candidate will already have experience covering the company, including an existing base of sources, though a track record of original reporting on other parts of tech is a desirable alternative. Curiosity, creativity and perseverance are prerequisites for all candidates.
Our Google reporter needs the capacity to regularly break news and write deep dives, showing our readers how the company operates through vivid reporting that goes beyond the plain-vanilla stories that dominate the news media today. This position could be based either in New York or San Francisco
At the Information, we don’t rewrite press releases. We only write stories with exclusive information. That liberates reporters from the need to sit in the office, churning out commodity news. It means reporters can get out and meet sources, pursuing what they think is important.
Compensation is competitive and includes aggressive bonuses. We offer a range of benefits, including health insurance, three weeks paid vacation (starting), generous family leave, a 401(K), a technology budget and a gym stipend.
If you are interested, send a resume, cover letter and clips to [email protected]