Senior Writer - Google & Internet, CNET at Red Ventures

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CNET is looking for an enthusiastic and aggressive reporter to cover the intersection of technology and internet culture using Google -- and its many ventures -- as an anchor. We're looking for a reporter who can use Google as a springboard to generate story ideas tackling everything from regulation to diversity and climate change. The role involves a mix of breaking stories, trend analyses, scoops and narrative features. A successful candidate will have to manage time effectively to deliver articles at a reasonable cadence. 

What You'll Do:

  • Write a mix of daily spot news stories and follow-up analyses and features.
  • Work with colleagues on cross-team projects and coordinate with co-workers on different teams. 
  • Participate in videos that complement your written work. Represent CNET through media appearances.
  • Break news on your beat. Scoops of fact and insight, along with other exclusive work, are expected.

What We're Looking For:

  • 5+ years of experience in a newsroom.
  • An existing list of sources in the industry (and a readiness to grow that list in this role).
  • Basic knowledge of SEO and social media principles

A Red Ventures Brand: 

Over the last twenty years, Red Ventures has built a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Through premium content and personalized digital experiences, Red Ventures builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, education and entertainment. Founded in 2000, Red Ventures has 4,000 employees in 10 cities across the US, in addition to several international locations. Red Ventures owns and operates several large digital brands including CNET, ZDNet, GameSpot, Metacritic, Healthline, The Points Guy and Bankrate.

For more information, visit https://redventures.com and follow @RedVentures on social platforms.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, 401(k) plan and a paid parental leave program.

Red Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Red Ventures is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected]

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • C#Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ApolloLibraries
    • CircleCIFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlaywrightFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Our office is conveniently located in the high-tech corridor of northwest Austin, with easy access to the Domain.

What are Red Ventures Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Red Ventures will contribute up to $260 per month for transit expenses (train passes, subway passes, van pools, and bus passes) as well as $260 per month for parking expenses.
Company Outings
Red Ventures hosts company outings Quarterly.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Relocation assistance is offered where relevant.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Red Ventures offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, onsite training courses, and ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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