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Cybersecurity Reporter


The Role:

Protocol is seeking a reporter who can break news and tell original, inside stories about the world of cybersecurity.

The world increasingly relies on software to function, and software is inherently flawed. Malicious actors know this better than most policymakers and business executives, and supply-chain attacks and ransomware will be two of the biggest problems for anyone operating on the internet for years to come. But across the same landscape, cybersecurity companies selling comfort and safety prey on these existential fears with products and services that can be confusing and expensive.

Cybersecurity issues touch every enterprise and government in the world, and there are many stories to tell — from the perspectives of hackers, defenders, policymakers and more. At Protocol, we're hoping to draw a line through all of these issues and tell business leaders the news and information they need to navigate the security landscape, so that they can keep their companies and customers safe.

What You'll Need:

We're not looking for reporters to summarize what others have already reported; we're looking for reporters who can consistently break news that other reporters have to follow. Our ideal candidate is smart, well-sourced and has a knack for finding out what's happening and explaining what it means and why it matters to a savvy and knowledgeable audience.

The strongest candidates will have experience and expertise in security but can also explain why it matters to a business audience.

Location:

We prefer candidates in the San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C., areas but are open to other locations as well.

Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume, with Cybersecurity Reporter in the subject line, to jobs@protocol.com.

Our company:

From the publisher of POLITICO, Protocol is a new media company focused on the people, power and politics of tech — arming decision-makers in tech, business and public policy with the unbiased, fact-based news and analysis they need to navigate a world in rapid change.

We are driven by our values. We are relentless contributors, disruptors, collaborators and talent cultivators. Our organization is defined by our values of fairness, integrity, inclusion, collaboration, and a growth-mindset.

We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development.

Protocol believes a diverse and inclusive workplace enables us to do our best journalism. We welcome inquiries from people of all backgrounds. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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