Overview

GeekWire, one of the nation’s top technology news sources, is expanding our dynamic and creative digital newsroom with the addition of a new general assignment reporter. The person in this role will handle a wide range of breaking daily stories about technology, science and innovation, while also managing standing editorial features including the popular Startup Spotlight and Working Geek features.

High-Level Tasks

Oversee and manage standing editorial features while also working on breaking news and multiple general assignment stories per day.
Help to increase GeekWire’s visibility in the community by attending and reporting from tech community gatherings and news events.
Assist with social media to help deepen GeekWire’s engagement across the community in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
Bring your own personality and creativity to our news team, looking for innovative and new ways to report the news and engage with the community.

Requirements

  • Excellent planning, reporting and writing skills.
  • Experience finding great stories, chasing down scoops and conducting interviews
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • 2-3 years of news reporting experience preferred.
  • Professional experience with social media and video preferred.

Expectations

The position is full-time, and affords some flexibility of working remotely, with a variable schedule, sometimes starting early in the morning for a breaking story, others running later into the evening covering or attending an event.

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To apply for this job email your details to jobs@geekwire.com

About GeekWire

GeekWire is a fast-growing, national technology news site with strong roots in the Seattle region and a large audience of loyal, tech-savvy readers around the globe, who follow the site for breaking news, expert analysis and unique insights into the technology industry.

GeekWire is uniquely positioned to cover some of the most widely followed and innovative tech companies in the world, and one of the most vibrant startup markets in the country.

Our signature events and meetups bring out thousands of people to connect, learn, recruit, do business and have fun with a broad cross-section of the tech community. Our membership program includes some of the most respected people in the technology community: top entrepreneurs, computer scientists and business leaders.

In addition to news coverage, GeekWire provides widely used resources for the Pacific Northwest technology community, including the GeekWork job board, GeekWire 200 startup ranking, the Startup List database, Service Provider Directory and GeekWire Calendar. GeekWire’s weekly radio show airs on KIRO Radio (97.3 FM) in the Seattle region, and reaches a worldwide audience via podcast