Business & Technology Writer

Brooklyn, New York /
Editorial – The Site /
About the Role
Slate is hiring a full-time staff writer to contribute to its business and technology coverage. We’re looking for a sharp, curious, and omnivorous journalist who can report on and analyze the impact that the biggest forces of the modern economy have on our lives. How exactly we define the job—the companies, innovations, trends, and people it focuses on—will depend to a degree on the candidate’s interests. We’re flexible. Our main expectation is that the writer interpret, probe, and drive the news, and do so with originality and verve. Slate's offices are in D.C. and Brooklyn, but we are considering applications from all over. This is a position covered under a collective bargaining agreement between Slate and the Writers Guild of America, East.

Key Responsibilities

    • Write multiple times a week
    • Pitch stories regularly, whether pithy arguments or reported features
    • Collaborate with a close-knit team of journalists on various projects


    • At least two years’ experience working in technology or business journalism
    • A deep well of story ideas
    • A drive to explain complex or opaque changes in technology or the economy to a general audience
    • Clean, clear, and distinctive prose on deadline
Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will do what we can to meet your needs.

Slate is a multimedia digital publishing company focused on covering culture, technology, politics, current events, and business. Over the past 20 years, our smart, witty takes have been recognized with numerous accolades and have won us industry recognition, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. Our readers are aggressively curious about the world—and so are our employees.

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