More than any other companies, Facebook and Alphabet are changing the face of the internet. From driving advances in artificial intelligence to cornering the market for digital advertising, the two are the most important companies in Silicon Valley. The Information is looking for an enterprising reporter to join our team and cover the two companies.
This is a challenging assignment with enormous opportunity for the right person. Facebook and Alphabet each dominate news coverage of technology. Both companies have their tentacles in a variety of industries aside from their core businesses, ranging from self-driving cars to messaging services to video, health care and the future of cities. The Facebook/Alphabet reporter at The Information can set the agenda for what’s truly important at the companies. That requires deep sourcing and a need to not be distracted by day to day noise that so often constitutes coverage of the companies.
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.
Candidates should have experience in covering tech, with a demonstrated ability to break news and write in-depth features that go beyond the plain-vanilla reporting that dominates the news media today.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.