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Tech & Politics Reporter

Raw Story Media, Telecommuting

Raw Story Media

Salary: Competitive, with 3% employer contribution to 401k + insurance

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time


Raw Story is seeking an experienced reporter to cover the impacts of technology on politics and news. The job offers an exciting opportunity to investigate evolving Internet platforms and their effects on campaigns and elections; the impacts of algorithms on what people read; the architecture and impacts of social media; monopolistic practices; artificial intelligence; and policy. The successful candidate should have at least three years’ experience reporting on politics or technology for a daily news organization. The candidate should have intimate familiarity with the business operations of large platform operators, including but not limited to Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Twitter, TikTok and Facebook.

Raw Story’s tech reporter will produce serialized reports, both longer and shorter pieces, about the impact of technology on politics and news. Such reporting will illuminate underreported effects of large tech platforms on their users and their societal impacts. Candidates should have 3-5 clips that demonstrate insightful examples of investigative journalism. At least two clips should focus on Internet technology and its intersection with news or politics.

This is a telecommuting position. The successful candidate will work from home.

Raw Story, a progressive news website founded in 2004, has published over 240,000 articles and produces original content by a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist. Its reporters and editors have gone on to work for The New York Times, Bloomberg, and Politico. Its reporters are represented by the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild, the same union that represents the Washington Post.

Raw Story’s recent original reporting has focused on homegrown extremism, which went largely ignored by the media until the Capitol Hill insurrection in January. Since 2018, Raw Story has warned of the growing menace of anti-Semitic, anti-government extremist groups – the same groups who would later organize and lead the Capitol insurrection. Such original reporting includes Arun Gupta’s Oct. 19, 2018 exclusive "Here’s the truth about the pro-Trump “Proud Boys” and their connections to neo-Nazis," Arun Gupta’s Nov. 20, 2018 exclusive “'Damn straight I support white pride': Far-right organizer Haley Adams embraces white nationalism in exclusive interview," Jordan Green’s Dec. 12, 2020 “'Anybody got a bazooka?' Proud Boys wreak havoc on DC as Mike Flynn and others rally Donald Trump loyalists," Jordan Green’s Dec. 13, 2020 "A “rise in white supremacy”: Black pastor alarmed by Proud Boys night of violence and vandalism in DC," Jordan Green’s Dec. 21, 2020 "Proud Boys rallies result in violence against people of color -- but their driving ideology is hatred against women," and Arun Gupta’s Jan. 19, 2021 "Years of impunity for right-wing extremists began with the Bundys and led to the failed Capitol Hill coup."

Jordan Green’s Jan. 6, 2021 report: “We’re gonna kill Congress”: Trump’s far-right supporters promise violence at today’s DC protests" published the morning of the Jan. 6, 2021 riot predicted exactly what protesters would try to do.

About Raw Story Media

Raw Story, a progressive news website founded in 2004, has published over 240,000 articles and produces original content by a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist. Its reporters and editors have gone on to work for The New York Times, Bloomberg, and Politico. Its reporters are represented by the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild, the same union that represents the Washington Post.

Raw Story provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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