Washington Post Adding Eight News Tech News Positions
The Washington Post today announced an expansion of its technology team, adding eight positions that will grow the team to 27 reporters, editors and video journalists. The Post said its technology coverage saw a 40% growth in readership in 2020, and the added positions “will give readers even greater insight into the impact of big tech and Washington’s intensifying focus on regulating the industry.”
“The need for this expansion is clear. News surrounding big technology companies and their role in society is becoming more urgent as lawmakers seek to regulate a rapidly expanding industry,” said David Cho, business editor at The Washington Post. “With this investment, we will be able to do more ambitious storytelling on topics ranging from personal technology to technology policy, giving readers greater insight to what is taking place and what it all means.”
The Post announced a major investment in technology coverage in October 2018 with the creation of a San Francisco bureau and 11 new positions. Since then, the team has been at the forefront of some of the most influential technology news, delivering scoops and bringing readers important coverage of privacy, data, devices, and more.
“Our technology team has consistently produced original reporting with unparalleled inside access, and we’ve seen that translate to readership growth in the San Francisco Bay Area, increasing by nearly a quarter in 2020,” said Christina Passariello, technology editor at The Washington Post. “These new positions will help us extend our reach even more as we seek to uncover details of what is happening within big technology companies as they make decisions that will affect users of technology for years to come.”
The new positions:
- Deputy technology policy editor
- Technology policy reporter
- Personal technology editor
- Two personal technology “help desk” writers
- Technology news analysis writer
- Technology data reporter
- Technology at work reporter
Job descriptions and application details can be found here.