Tech Writer

Posted On: December 16, 2011

Journalism Job

Media Organization: In The Empire

Company Description

In The Empire is part of Streetwise Media, a Boston-based online publishing platform focused on building local communities both online and offline to provide ''the view inside'' for a number of interest verticals including: business, education, politics, and sports. The Company's first property, recently named to The Next Web's list of Best Boston Startups, launched in December of 2009 and has quickly gained traction to become one of the leading online publications in the metro-Boston area. Streetwise Media is venture funded and boasts an impressive investor syndicate including: TL Ventures (investor in; Boston Seed; Allan Phillips, the Co-founder of Where (sold to PayPal/eBay); and Jeff Parker, former Chairman and CEO of Thomson Financial.

Job Description

A rapidly growing internet media company is looking for a few good tech reporters / comedy writers for a New York centric Daily Show-style news site. In The Empire will be taking a look at the New York tech industry and the people and cultural trends driving it.

In The Empire is a reformist minded news site with a funny/satirical, smart, empowering tone. Desired candidates are tenacious fact-checkers, funny, creative, and driven by community empowerment.

- Significant writing experience for online publications or a personal blog. Online video
production experience desired.
-Ability to generate own news stories. Excellent knowledge of news and events
- A passion for driving community engagement
- Strong understanding of social media platforms
- Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment unsupervised or in a team

To Apply

- Send us your resume, cover letter, and writing samples
-Include writing samples as links in the email or in an attached Word or PDF
- Please specify your areas of interest (tech, finance, politics, media, etc.) and why you enjoy covering them