Let’s just face it — I get to work with some of the smartest people on this planet. I get lessons in technology from folks who are inventing it. I learn business strategy from guys who are running $ 50 billion companies. I get to spend time with guys who are trying to turn around the Internet equivalent of tankers. And that is when I am out of the office.
When I return to GigaOM’s awesome home base in San Francisco, I get to work alongside some of the best technology news/media people in the business. Now here is the good news — you can do exactly the same, if you can convince our editorial team and me, that you would be perfect as our Silicon Valley reporter. Of course, we expect you to be a tad nerdy like us, appreciate the idea of knowing the future before it happens, and have an optimist’s skepticism but more than anything else — a desire to learn!
Here is the official description of the job!
GigaOM is a small team of passionate online-media nerds, dedicated to staying ahead of the curve and keeping their global community informed through analysis, events, and research. We’re looking for a staff writer to cover Silicon Valley startups and the consumer web for our fast-paced, non-traditional newsroom.
Our ideal candidate loves breaking stories, asking hard questions that will help advance a story, and spotting the startups that will be the next disruptors. GigaOM’s coverage is a mix of breaking news and thoughtful, forward-looking analysis. Our readers look to us to find out not only what technologies, entrepreneurs and companies they should be following but also where the industry is headed. We’re looking for an analytical thinker with a healthy dose of skepticism but also a curiosity and passion for the industry.
We’re committed to the ethics of traditional journalism and the speed and interactivity of the web. We prefer candidates with a journalism or reporting background but who will also regularly engage with the tech world on Twitter and through social media. Our ideal candidate should be an avid user of social media.
Beyond all this, we’re looking for someone with 2+ years experience as a journalist (preferably in business journalism) who writes quickly and turns in accurate, clean, focused copy. Candidates should be comfortable working independently, owning their beat, as well as with other reporters to coordinate coverage of big stories.
This position is a full-time, San Francisco–based position with full health, dental & vision benefits, vacation and sick time, and a competitive salary.
To apply, please send your resume, three writing clips and a brief cover letter to Nicole Solis, Managing Editor, at nicole AT gigaom DOT com. No phone calls, please.