VC & Startups Reporter

  • Insider Inc
  • Remote, United States
  • Jun 18, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential and loved journalism brand in the world. We do this by delighting our audience, clients, and colleagues and getting better every day. Our values: We are effective. We are “good eggs.” We communicate well. We get better every day. Our culture is based on effectiveness. It's the measure by which we work, make decisions, and grow. To be as effective as possible, we take ownership of our words, work, and ideas and we have accountability to our audience, clients, and colleagues.

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Insider's tech team is looking for a full-time reporter to cover venture capital and tech startups.

Silicon Valley's tech startup scene is exploding, with investors from all over the world competing to find and fund the next billion-dollar "unicorn" companies. Business Insider is looking for a hungry reporter to join our growing VC and startups team, and to dive headfirst into the frenzied world of innovation, money, and hubris.

The ideal candidate is eager to chronicle the people and deals at the center of the story, curious to explore the ways powerful tech interests are influencing politics and development, and alert to the economic risks and downsides of the startup boom.

Here's what we're looking for:

  • A strong interest in telling the stories of the entrepreneurs, investors and other players at the heart of Silicon Valley's startup economy.
  • A nose for news and a drive to be the first to write about the hot "stealth" startup or funding deal everyone is gossiping about.
  • Experience covering a business beat and developing sources, and a good understanding of financial concepts.
  • An open mind and flexible approach to writing and reporting everything from startup profiles to analyses of the IPO market.
  • A strong sense of skepticism and immunity to hype — and a sense of humor.

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About Us: Insider Inc. is the global media company behind Insider and an ever-growing family of brands. Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential journalism brand in the world. We reach an audience of more than 375 million users with our stories, which command attention and inspire action.
Our core value is effectiveness. We make things happen. We listen to each other, learn from each other, and take risks together. We understand that a diverse set of perspectives and an inclusive environment are critical to our success. All of this helps us get better every day. Check out our mission, values, and culture page to learn more.


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