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[GIG] Tech Blogger, Slate

Slate Is Looking for a Tech Blogger

If you love writing about social media, robots, and technology policy, we want to hear from you.

Posted Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at 1:05 PM

Slate is hiring a technology blogger to contribute to “Future Tense,” our blog about emerging technologies and their impact on society and public policy.

The blogger will be responsible for writing at least three posts a day on topics like technology policy, social media, cybersecurity, privacy, and tech culture. You’ll also cover the intersection of science and technology, like geoengineering, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology. We don’t review gadgets, but we do discuss how they change our lives. You’ll need to be able to spot great stories before everyone else—and you should have sharp opinions about them, too. It’s essential that you be able to write clearly and quickly.

We strongly prefer applicants who could work from Slate’s New York or Washington, D.C. offices but will consider great remote candidates as well. This is a contract position.

To apply, please send a cover letter; a résumé; three clips or writing samples (Word docs preferred), and a critique of Slate’s technology coverage (no more than 400 words) via this posting. Applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Future Tense is a partnership of Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, andSlate. In addition to the Future Tense channel on Slate, we host live events in Washington and beyond on the most pressing technology questions of the moment. Learn more about Future Tense here.