Tech Reporter

  • FORTUNE
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 23, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Fortune is hiring several reporters to bolster our tech coverage. We’re looking for journalists who are fascinated by the way Big Tech and startups are rewriting the rules of business and reshaping society. This story has never been more important, and telling it correctly means getting inside the companies, understanding the leaders, and identifying the news and trends that aren’t in the press releases.

The ideal candidates are self-starters who are excited by the opportunity to be part of a new team where they can have an immediate impact on our coverage and on the news cycle. A solid grasp of business fundamentals is a must, as is a knack for developing sources and finding fresh, diverse perspectives that will enrich Fortune readers’ understanding of this critical industry at a critical time. They should be motivated by scoops and industry-leading reporting that gets the power players in tech talking.

You will...

  • Report and write a mix of original stories, from quick-turnaround pieces and scoops to richly reported features and analysis
  • Develop your own beat to cover within the tech sector, and become the most authoritative reporter covering that beat
  • Generate story ideas through source relationships, shoe-leather reporting, and smart, public documents research
  • Participate in Fortune events and conferences, and occasionally write for the print magazine
  • Uphold Fortune’s standards of journalistic rigor, accuracy, and fairness

The right candidate:

  • Has experience covering business news as a beat reporter, preferably in the tech sector
  • Is highly motivated to break news and “get the story,” and responds to reporting obstacles as energizing challenges to overcome rather than roadblocks
  • Has a proven ability to develop sources inside and outside companies
  • Has strong writing chops and is adept at writing in various story formats and styles
  • Is an inherently curious and out-of-the box thinker, willing to learn on the go
  • Has experience in online publishing, SEO, and social media

Our editorial team is based across time zones and international borders. This role is based in the US. We’re working remotely right now because of the pandemic. We encourage applicants on or in between the coasts to apply.

A few of Fortune’s perks and benefits: 

  • Flexible working hours and schedule: We expect our editorial staff to show up consistently and meet deadlines, but there’s no need to take PTO for a midday doctor’s appointment or to leave an hour early for a flight. Working in news can mean nontraditional hours, and we work with each staffer to make sure there’s appropriate comp time for special projects.  
  • 20 vacation days and 2 personal days on top of 11 company holidays and an honor-based sick leave policy
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage (90% paid for individuals and families), along with flexible spending accounts where Fortune contributes to your HSA
  • 401(k) plan
  • Generous parental leave 
  • Dependent care, commuter, and cell phone benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive and diverse work culture