Overview

GeekWire, one of the nation’s top technology news sources, is expanding our collaborative and creative team with the addition of a new Seattle-based general assignment reporter. The journalist in this role will find, report and break stories about influential companies, entrepreneurs, researchers, and leaders in one of the most dynamic and interesting regions of the world — home to tech giants such as Microsoft and Amazon; large engineering centers for companies such as Facebook and Google; major public companies such as Expedia, Redfin, F5 Networks and Zillow; fast-growing technology startups; cutting-edge health tech ventures; innovative cloud and AI companies; major scientific research institutions; and ambitious global philanthropies. 

The reporter in this role will cover daily stories about technology, startups, health, artificial intelligence, science, and innovation. The reporter will work on in-depth projects and profiles, manage standing editorial features, contribute to podcasts and videos, speak at events, and collaborate with other members of the GeekWire team. 

Who you are

You are a self-starter with a passion for the inner workings of technology and business. You write quickly and clearly. You are competitive and love to break big stories. You offer smart analysis and deep reporting with the ability to report and write quickly on deadline. You’re comfortable taking photos and videos, making public records requests, searching court filings, analyzing financial statements, and interacting with members of the community in person and on social media. You are eager to learn and grow professionally through your work as a journalist. You are experienced conducting interviews and working with sources. You follow high standards of journalistic ethics. You are a team player who communicates well and thrives in a startup environment. 

Requirements

  • Minimum of three years of daily journalism experience.
  • Track record of impactful stories in communities you’ve covered.
  • Strong writing skills, and ability to convey information in a clear, concise and conversational manner
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Ability to interact professionally and build working relationships and sources

This position is full-time, based in Seattle, providing some flexibility to work in our newsroom or remotely as needed each day. The role offers a flexible and variable schedule, with some days starting early in the morning for a breaking story, and others running later into the evening covering a story or attending a community event.

Who we are

Founded in 2011 by two veteran journalists, GeekWire is a dynamic and growing media company, guided by a strong set of core values (below). What happens in Seattle matters everywhere, and we are uniquely positioned to find and report stories that shape the future. Our events bring the Pacific Northwest tech community together, and our coverage attracts readers, listeners and viewers from around the world.  

To apply

Please submit a resume, three writing samples, and a cover letter to apply@geekwire.com.

GEEKWIRE CORE VALUES

Passionate. We are engaged and energetic. We recognize the responsibility that comes with informing, convening and serving the community. We have fun, and our love for what we do shows in our work.

Tuned-In. Our radar is always on. We know that business leads and news scoops can hit when we least expect them. We actively pursue stories and business opportunities that advance our overall goals.

Team Players. Our best work comes through teamwork and collaboration. We communicate clearly and directly. We scramble to help when big news hits, or special events approach. We debate and disagree in the interest of a better product. We come together on a decision and move forward.

Competitive. We hustle, and get shit done. Speed matters, and we thrive on it. We’re scrappy, fierce and frugal with our resources, attributes that allow us to punch above our weight and take on new challenges. No one out-hustles us. We take pride in being first and best in everything we do.

Smart. We are inquisitive and curious. We’re subject-matter experts, but we’re not limited by our specialties. We are always learning and expanding our horizons. We master the tools and resources of our trade.

Experimental. We look for unique opportunities to maximize audience, boost engagement, grow revenue, build community and create value. We take risks. We aren’t afraid to fail. We plan, invest, follow through, assess and adjust based on what we learn.

Community-Oriented. We are accountable to our audience and community. We recognize GeekWire’s unique role in serving them. We strive for inclusion and diversity in our coverage, events and team. We ensure the community knows and can take pride in GeekWire’s story.

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To apply for this job email your details to apply@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.