Senior Reporter, Artificial Intelligence, The Verge
WHO WE ARE
The Verge's policy team is dedicated to illuminating how politics, law, and regulation affect the technologies that shape readers' lives — and how technology is shaping all those fields as well. As a US presidential election approaches, the Supreme Court prepares to take on online speech challenges, and EU regulation changes the basic operating principles of services like iMessage, we're delving into the goals of politicians, regulators, and activists; weighing the intended and unintended consequences of their efforts; and looking for the nuance behind the biggest issues of the day.
The Verge is an ambitious multimedia effort founded in 2011 to examine how technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience.
The Verge is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what’s now, what’s next, and what’s possible.
As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
The Verge is looking for a senior reporter to cover the artificial intelligence beat, and work primarily with our policy and tech teams. You’ll spend your days finding big stories and breaking down enormously complex topics around how AI is being developed, addressed by lawmakers, incorporated by consumers and creators, and changing the world–for good and ill.
Senior reporters at The Verge are responsible for working with editors to identify and maintain a beat, then proactively generating stories on that beat. As the Verge’s primary AI reporter, your duties will be a mix of reporting on the news of the day and digging into longer-lead investigations that will drive news cycles of their own.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Developing your beat with coverage from news to larger reports and analysis.
- Working across our teams to find and explain stories around artificial intelligence.
- Develop and nourish sources in the AI community and at the major companies investing in AI, including OpenAI, Google, and Microsoft.
- Proactively pitch news and analysis, and help vet stories.
- Help us maintain our collaborative and ambitious team culture.
WHO YOU ARE
You care deeply about artificial intelligence and what it means for people, culture, and the technology world. You have a vision for strong, focused coverage of AI and the companies and policy makers engaging with it, as well as the communities affected by its growth.
You’ve published scoops and built a network of contacts and sources in the AI area.
- Extensive experience reporting in the AI space.
- Established contacts in the AI space.
- Strong knowledge of artificial intelligence and the hardware that powers it.
- Strong writing skills, including the ability to identify compelling angles and develop them effectively.
- An exceptional grasp of writing about culture, particularly the ways AI is transforming culture.
If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! We’ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.
WHERE YOU’LL WORK
This job is remote. We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.
WHY VOX MEDIA?
WHAT WE OFFER
This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.
This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild of America, East
OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT
Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here.
Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHAT COMES NEXT
Please include examples of your work in your application/cover letter.
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The salary range listed below represents the minimum and maximum base pay for this position at the time of this posting. Final salary offered to the candidate selected for the position will be based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience.