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Enterprise Reporter: Data And AI

The Role:

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

The shift to cloud and mobile computing, as well as the more general corporate trend behind "digital transformation," has unleashed a flood of corporate and personal data that is transforming business and society. This mass of data has created intense interest in both startups and larger vendors selling the picks and shovels for the Data Rush, from traditional SQL databases to data analytics tools like Snowflake to data brokers pushing the boundaries of the advertising economy.

This massive amount of data has also revived hopes in the power of machine learning, which has the potential to transform nearly every sector of the economy. Still, the average enterprise is struggling to understand how best to apply machine learning to improve their internal infrastructure and customer interactions.

Protocol is looking for a reporter who understands the power of data and is hungry to explain what data is doing to the world, identifying the promise and the peril of a data-driven society through the people and the companies that are determined to make it happen.

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 candidates are smart, well-sourced and have a knack for finding out what's happening and explaining what it means and why it matters to a savvy and knowledgeable audience.

Candidates should be familiar with the basics of database technology, data analytics tools and the building blocks of machine-learning tools. We have a strong preference for candidates with 2+ years' experience writing about these topics. The beat will focus on database/analytics-tool vendors, AI services offered by big cloud providers and how enterprise companies are applying AI.

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 AI/Data Reporter in the subject line, to


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