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Senior Writer/ Editor TechCrunch

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TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Founded in June 2005, TechCrunch and its network of websites now reach over 12 million unique visitors and draw more than 37 million page views per month. The TechCrunch community includes more than 2 million friends and followers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and other social media. Crunchbase, TechCrunch's open database about start-up companies, people and investors, has become the leading statistical resource for technology companies and transactions. The company hosts major conferences and events, including the Disrupt series, The Crunchies Awards, and various meet-ups worldwide serving as community platforms for industry conversation and collaboration.
TechCrunch is looking for a Senior Writer/Editor (news/business) who can work with a team of editors and writers to cover the growing startup ecosystem and the larger tech industry. TechCrunch's mission is to tell the stories behind the stories. As a senior writer, you will contribute your voice and leadership skills to this mission. You'll need k
now the difference between revenue, loss, earnings, GAAP and non-GAAP and be able to tell readers what that means and why it matters in language suitable for human beings.
Top candidates will have the ability to handle multiple stories concurrently, the desire to publish news quickly and accurately in a fast-paced media environment.
We need someone who:
Has an obsessive desire to report news, especially about startups and venture capital
Has the ability to spot a TechCrunch news story from miles away
Can assign and edit content related to the business side of startups and the larger tech industry
Can write content related to the business side of startups and the larger tech industry
Can write business spot news
Can develop and write features
Develop and write business analysis pieces
Present numbers in unique and varying ways, i.e. via charts, graphs, galleries, or things that haven't even been invented yet
Can work across a team of editors to devise editorial strategy
You:
Have several years of experience in journalism
Have the ability to edit content of varying lengths and writing styles
Are adept at working with writers of varying skills to produce well-reported and polished news pieces and features
Possess knowledge of SEO basics
Understand the importance of tagging content
Love the intricacies of content management systems
Can write headlines that capture the imagination of readers
Know how to work with writers to develop stories that haven't even begun to materialize yet
Respectable work ethic
Oath is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Oath is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or participate in the application process.
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