The Information is a subscription-only publication dedicated to entirely original reporting on technology and its impact across industries. After nearly four years of operation, we’re making money and have a staff of 35 in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. We're continuing to expand our coverage, including in fintech and crypto currencies as well as regulatory/politics.
If you’re tired of rewriting press releases and want to set the agenda for coverage of these industries, The Information is for you. We don’t publish commodity news—just original reporting that can’t be found elsewhere. That means our reporters have the time to do in-depth stories that can make an impact, such as our exposure of venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck’s sexual harassment of female entrepreneurs, which triggered a cascade of stories about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley.
For all these positions, we want people who can both break news and write in-depth features.
We have excellent benefits, including company-paid health coverage for employees and their dependents, a generous parental leave policy for new parents, a 401(k) program, three weeks of paid leave every year to start, a gym and fitness stipend and a highly professional, inclusive, diverse workplace.
If you’re interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the jobs:
Fintech/Cryptocurrency: Technology and finance have a lot in common. They are both opaque, confusing, misunderstood and the lifeblood of business. Increasingly they are converging, causing massive disruption to the financial system. We’re looking to hire reporters to write must-read stories about the growing number of companies at the intersection of finance and tech, from payment and blockchain startups to companies with new approaches to algorithmic trading and wealth management. We also want to track the role that the big consumer platforms (Apple, Google, Facebook, Paypal) play in the payments system. How will banking change? What happens to credit? What happens to business models? What happens to the economy? How do markets react?
Regulatory/Politics/Policy: Regulatory pressures have been a fact of life for big tech giants for decades, but this year has seen a political backlash against big tech. Partly that reflects the role some tech firms played in the 2016 election and partly it is due to the disruption all the companies have caused across industries. The Information is looking for reporters to cover the intersection of tech and politics. We want to get inside the tech companies’ policy teams, and stay ahead of legislative and regulatory moves affecting big tech firms. Successful candidates need experience covering Congress or regulators.