Who we are

Semafor is a global news platform for an increasingly complex world in which consumers are overwhelmed by too many news sources and unsure what to trust. We are building Semafor from the ground up to enable world-class journalists to deliver reporting and insights with rigor in journalistic forms that ensure a new level of transparency. Our editors will distill the most important stories from all over in formats that uncover the forces shaping the stories, explain the interests behind polarizing narratives, and replenish the stock of shared facts. As a global platform, Semafor recognizes that smart people can disagree and that informed readers need to understand alternative points of view from competing centers of power and culture in a multi-polar world. Our ambitions are large, but we’re going to start small. We intend to launch in just two markets globally, learn from our experiences, and grow deliberately. Want to join us? Read on. 

About the Role

We’re looking for an energetic reporter to help us redefine how the tech industry is covered. The role involves covering breaking news and digging up scoops in Silicon Valley and beyond. We’re looking for someone who has shown they can chisel through the hard shell of the tech community and burrow in deep, turning up high impact stories in the process. The ideal candidate has a passion for the industry and a keen eye for stories that resonate beyond it. You’ll be working closely with our technology editor and our editor-in-chief. This reporter will be chomping at the bit to help shape an international news startup from the launch pad through takeoff and eager to stretch to make it happen.

Your responsibilities

  • Produce regular — between daily and weekly — stories for our website and newsletters. 
  • Collaborate with other elements of the team, including video, design, and events, to produce breakout products

What makes you qualified

  •  3 or more years of relevant experience in reporting, ideally in technology or tech-adjacent areas.
  • Proven ability to source deeply inside large companies and tight-knit startups and social circles, and deliver stories that blend insider knowledge with authoritative "what-it-means" energy for all readers.
  • A comprehensive sense of the competition, and of what the next beat of a big story can be.
  • Experience in scrappy and/or dynamic environments and willingness to jump in wherever needed to help the team succeed.
  • A contagious passion for news in all its forms.
  • An eagerness to pitch in and be part of a startup

Additional job details

Comprehensive employee benefits: unlimited PTO, medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability, flexible spending, health savings accounts, life insurance, 401(k), pre-Tax commuter benefits. (Benefits do not apply to freelance or contract work)

Salary Range: To be discussed with candidates. 

Semafor, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. Semafor, Inc. will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law

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