Reporter-Researcher

Rest of World is a new international journalism newsroom, launching in spring 2020, that’s focused on exploring the impact of technology beyond the Western bubble. Our goal is to surface and showcase the often surprising and unintended effects of tech in places that get little attention from mainstream news outlets.

Rest of World is looking for a curious, motivated and hardworking reporter-researcher who can help build our pool of stories, either working solo or in tandem with reporters and editors on the ground.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is deeply curious about the world, tenacious and thorough in their approach to uncovering a good story or telling detail, and thrives in a highly collaborative startup environment. The reporter-researcher will be a creative engine of ideas and approaches, and can adapt to any task or challenge thrown their way — especially when reporting in international contexts. We’re looking for a well-rounded utility player who combines rigorous reporting and research skills with a passion for exploring cultures and change.

This role is based in our New York office.

Responsibilities

  • Pitching, reporting and writing stories about global technology issues in the non-Western world
  • Research and reporting on international tech and culture, including but not limited to general research briefs, chasing down story leads and tips, and writing your own stories for publication
  • Some fact-checking of pieces to prepare them for publication

Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in journalism or publishing
  • First- or second-language skills beyond English are a major plus
  • Experience reporting on international issues, business or tech coverage preferred 
  • A serious desire to bring new information into the world and an obsession with telling great stories
  • Strong research skills, especially across different regions, cultures and languages
  • Curiosity about international stories and/or the use of technology abroad is a plus
  • A strong work ethic, comfort with startup conditions, a motivated self-starter
  • Collaborative, enjoys working in teams with different disciplines and learning from others 

To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter, and 4-5 clips of your most recent work to jobs@restofworld.org with “reporter-researcher” in the subject line.

Working at Rest of World

At Rest of World, we are building a team that values diversity and believes in telling stories from communities and countries that are often ignored around the world. Here’s what you can expect when you join us:

  • An attractive benefits package, featuring comprehensive, company-sponsored medical benefits, 401(k) matching, commuter and wellness reimbursement package, paid time-off, and generous primary and secondary parental leave time
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Opportunities to lead, grow, and learn from a talented group as we build a robust global team

Rest of World is an equal opportunity workplace. We value inclusion and diversity, and anyone who applies and qualifies for opportunities in the organization will receive consideration for employment without discrimination against age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, color or disability.