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How To Pitch: MIT Technology Review

Seasoned writers with a deep knowledge of tech are needed for this digital-first publication.

By Maria Coder - July 6, 2015
The information in this article is current and accurate.

Circulation: 200,000 in the United States; there are also various international editions
Frequency: Six times a year in the United States; monthly internationally
Special issues: A science fiction issue prints each year

Background: In this day and age of pithy copy, MIT Technology Review prefers to deliver long-form articles that span upwards of 10,000 words and explore from multiple perspectives how the world is shaped by technology. Founded at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1899, the 116-year-old magazine derives its authority from the country's foremost technology institution and from its editors' deep technical knowledge, economic savviness and unparalleled access to top innovators.

"We're very international in our approach to technology. We cover all of tech, which is very rare," said editor in chief and publisher Jason Pontin. Indeed, MIT Technology Review is available in six languages across 147 countries. Unlike many trade and consumer technology magazines out there, the publication is run as a nonprofit and not advertiser-driven. In recent years, the magazine has evolved its approach to give way to frank economic and moral conversations. For instance, the May/June 2015 issue tackled the topic of engineering the perfect baby. The story identified the key players in the development of human germ-line editing, imagined a world in which the wealthy population could have "designer babies" and probed what the technology could mean for human evolution.


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