Senior Writer

Cambridge, MA or remote

We’re looking for a seasoned journalist to join MIT Technology Review’s senior team of writers. We’re open to applications from people who write about any area of technology, but we’re particularly interested in subjects in which we currently have gaps: cybersecurity, tech policy and ethics, the “cyborg” beat (human-machine interfaces, from AR/VR to brain implants), and space technology. We’ll also consider applications from non-journalists who are experts in their field and are talented writers.

The mission

MIT Technology Review is a world-renowned name in technology news. We cover tech at the cutting edge, where it’s just emerging into the world. And we recently revamped our mission: to make technology more of a force for good, through authoritative, influential, and trusted coverage that leads to better decision-making by those who build, use, and regulate technology. We benefit from our close ties to one of the world’s top research institutions while enjoying strict editorial independence. And we’re expanding.

The opportunity  

You will cover your chosen beat through a mix of reporting that ranges from timely stories reacting to or interpreting the news to scoops, longer features, and investigations. Your success will be judged on your ability to make MIT Technology Review a must-read in your subject—meaning that while you won’t be expected to follow every bit of news, you’ll have something to say on the stories everyone is talking about, as well as publishing stories nobody else has. You may work in formats other than print and web stories—perhaps a newsletter, perhaps a podcast, perhaps others we haven’t yet thought of. You’ll speak and moderate at MIT Technology Review conferences around the globe, and represent us at other events. You’ll enjoy the access and authority (and staff benefits!) that come from our relationship to MIT and a mandate to seek out the stories that really matter, not the ones that get the most clicks.

The ideal candidate

  • You’re an experienced journalist on your beat with the corresponding knowledge, contacts, and good judgment.
  • You’re exceptional at writing about complex subjects in a clear, engaging, jargon-free way, making them accessible and meaningful to a wide audience of tech-savvy readers. 
  • You’re curious about new technologies, the people creating them, and the impacts they have on society.
  • You have a keen instinct for finding issues that truly matter and a healthy skepticism of over-hyped “breakthroughs.”
  • You care about finding the best way to tell each story. You’re excited to experiment with varied digital storytelling formats and different ways of connecting to audiences; you see yourself not just as a journalist, but also as a community builder and user-experience designer.