The Verge is an ambitious multimedia effort founded in 2011 to examine how technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience.
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What You’ll Do
The Verge and Hot Pod, the preeminent audio industry newsletter, are seeking a reporter to cover the ins and outs of the audio space.
As our Hot Pod reporter, you’ll focus on putting together three newsletters per week, informing subscribers with a mixture of news roundups, scoops, and analysis. We want to keep our readers ahead of the changes in the industry: what companies are springing up, who’s winning the battle for people’s attention, and where all this audio hype is headed. It’ll be up to you to guide them and filter the signal from the noise.
A great Hot Pod reporter will have a sense for not only the pure business stories and the news that matters, but how they affect the livelihoods of the people who work in the industry, whether that be corporate executives, on-air hosts, or indie podcasters. The beat is growing alongside the audio space, so the right reporter will be a self-starter who cares about audio and chronicling the industry’s trajectory, but also finds ways to go deeper than the headlines. What are the readers missing or what should they be thinking about?
- Assembling three Hot Pod issues per week
- Collaborating with our editorial, engagement, and marketing teams on growth strategies for Hot Pod
- Embedding in the podcast industry to find stories and scoops
- Proactively pitch reports and analysis
- Help us maintain our collaborative and ambitious team culture
Who You Are
- A self-starter attitude with a hunger to