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Enterprise Reporter: Software Development

The Role:

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

The world runs on software, which is both amazing and terrifying. Software allows skilled developers to reinvent entire industries and inspires new ideas, but can be inscrutable even to its creators, and introduces new points of failure that equally-skilled, malevolent actors can exploit.

Software is the building block of the 21st century. This role will focus on the people, tools and techniques that the world's most advanced software developers are using to shape the future.

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.

Coding experience is not required, but candidates should be familiar with modern trends in software development tools, programming languages and the software build process. We would prefer 2+ years of experience writing about these topics, but individuals with coding experience and journalism interest should also apply.

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 Software Development Reporter in the subject line, to


From the publisher of POLITICO, Protocol is a 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, flexible paid time off in addition to paid holidays, as well as flexible hybrid work schedules and opportunities for career development.

Protocol believes a diverse and inclusive workplace enables us to do our best work. We welcome inquiries from people of all backgrounds.

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