TechCrunch is looking for a Senior Reporter who can work with a team of crack editor and writer peers to cover the future of transportation from startups and venture capital to emerging technology and the legacy companies trying to keep up on software and electrification.
The future of transportation beat means reporting on Tesla, the Big 3 and emerging publicly traded automakers such as Rivian, as well as scaled private companies in the autonomous vehicle technology and other future of transportation sectors, especially as they relate to the world of builders and funders of startups.
TechCrunch is one of the world’s foremost sources of information on emerging technology. This includes coverage of investment firms, investors, entrepreneurs and startups working to build companies and develop technologies.
Though TechCrunch covers early stage companies, there is also a broad remit for covering news and stories in the tech ecosystem at large. Though many companies we cover begin as ideas, they often grow to become large and important. We are well positioned to continue to cover them as they grow, telling their stories with deep technical understanding and historical context. The person for this role will also be involved in programming and perhaps even moderating at our live virtual and physical events, which draw experts with varying facets of knowledge on a wide range of issues around platform, ecommerce, hardware and software tech companies.
TechCrunch’s mission is to tell the stories behind the stories. As a senior writer covering public and private transportation and technology companies, you will contribute your voice and leadership skills to this mission. You'll need to know how to talk to investors, engineers, designers and founders. You’ll use your knowledge and acumen to cut through the noise in order to intelligently inform readers thirsty for understanding what it all means and why it matters in language suitable for human beings.
Top candidates will have the ability to handle and accurately report on multiple stories concurrently in a fast-paced media environment, the desire to be the first and final voice on breaking news and place original reporting, including scoops and investigations, at the top of the priority list.
TechCrunch often covers stories weeks, months or years ahead of them entering the mainstream consciousness. A strong proactive sensibility and good instincts will serve well in this environment. TechCrunch writers lead coverage areas from the front.
We need someone who:
Has an obsessive desire to report on public and emergent tech companies, especially as it relates to future of transportation startups and venture capital
Has the ability to spot a TechCrunch news story from miles away
Can write content related to the business of tech
Can write spot news
Can develop and write features
Can develop and write analysis pieces
Can break news first via investigative journalism
Can present numbers in unique and varying ways, i.e. via charts, graphs, galleries or things that haven’t even been invented yet
Can work across a team of editors to devise and shape editorial strategy
Have at least eight years of experience in journalism
Have a proven track record of publishing stories that garner attention and make an impact
Regularly publish scoops and being first to a story
Are adept at working with editors to produce well-reported and polished news pieces and features that provide context to the reader
Possess knowledge of SEO basics
Can write headlines that capture the imagination of readers
Have the ability to write directly and in human-friendly language without sacrificing accuracy
Know how to work with fellow writers and editors to develop stories on trends that have yet to materialize
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