No company embodies the captivating array of themes surrounding Silicon Valley and tech's impact on society better than Google. Its dominance of the internet search and advertising markets has made it a top target for regulators—including three recent U.S. antitrust lawsuits—and its mishandling of harassment issues made it a center for employee activism sweeping through tech as well as an example of how a big company tries to crush internal dissent. Its exploding contractor base makes it a good case study on the future of labor. And YouTube has turned it into a media powerhouse and a lightning rod in discussions about hate speech and misinformation. 

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is striving to become an innovation factory in medicine, self-driving cars, internet access and urban planning, spending nearly $25 billion on such initiatives so far with little to show for it.

The Information is looking for a reporter to cover Google and its sibling companies inside Alphabet. We need someone with the reporting skills to pierce the veil of secrecy around the company—from how its machine learning prowess gives it an edge to the breadth of user data it presides over and the secret methods it uses to compete with rivals—and to write the Google stories that aren’t being told. The ideal candidate will already have a track record of original reporting, whether in business, technology, politics or other fields.

Our Google reporter needs the capacity to regularly break news and write deep dives and profiles of key figures, showing our readers the company's operations and external impact through vivid reporting. This position could be based either in New York or San Francisco and includes competitive salary and bonus. We offer a range of benefits, including health insurance, three weeks paid vacation (starting), generous family leave, a 401(k), a technology budget, and a fitness stipend.

This is an opportunity to join the growing team of journalists at The Information, writing about what’s important in tech and media for a discerning audience. In nearly seven years, The Information has attracted tens of thousands of paying subscribers—putting the business on firm footing—including some of the most influential people on the planet.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@theinformation.com. We strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, particularly people of color. We are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages.

Benefits

  • Company-paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their dependents
  • Basic life insurance
  • Generous paid leave that increases over time
  • A parental leave policy for new parents
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter benefits
  • A gym and fitness stipend
  • A highly professional, inclusive, diverse workplace with a zero-tolerance policy for harassment

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