Techmeme Job Openings

Interested in joining our team? Techmeme, the leader in tech industry news aggregation (you knew that already), will hire candidate(s) for the following role later this year. Although we don't expect to hire in the next two months, we are happy to receive applications now for when we're ready to resume hiring. Please read the instructions below on how to apply.

Techmeme Part-time Editor

Editor will work remotely with Techmeme's editorial team and alongside Techmeme's automated back end to direct the selection of news and compose headlines anywhere from 4 to 12 hours per week. We are interested in applicants from all time zones, since vacancies may arise for shifts throughout the 24-hour day. Note that Techmeme's team has always worked fully remotely, and will continue to after the pandemic.

This role involves hands-on and detail-oriented work with a high impact, as Techmeme is agenda-setting in the tech news space. It's open to candidates of any region or country. We expect the position to be a good fit for anyone seeking work-at-home part-time employment, including stay-at-home parents and students. Additional responsibilities may become available down the road for candidates succeeding in this role. Work will begin after a paid training period of at least 15 hours.

Qualifications: A deep interest in technology news (news on platforms, industry people, tech startups, industry trends, emerging protocols, etc.), and an understanding of Twitter, blogging, and how the broader online news ecosystem functions. Candidates should have sound news judgment and be able to think quickly. Also desirable, though not necessary: previous news editing experience and familiarity with media industry news.

Compensation: Editors receive a competitive hourly wage. Starting wages depend on work experience. To get a pay range estimate before applying, email your resume/CV with "Pay range request" in the subject line.

To apply: Send a single email to briefly introducing yourself and describing your motivations for seeking this role. Use the subject line "[your name] [Twitter details] — Techmeme PT Editor — [your location]". For [your location], specify the city and country, or city and US state in which you're based. For [Twitter details], put either your Twitter username starting with @, or the word "none", in parentheses. An example subject line might be Graciela Lasso (@gilasso412) — Techmeme PT Editor — Quito, Ecuador. Include a resume/CV, either pasted to the end of your email or as an attachment. In addition, please provide numbered responses to the following questions. Because a great deal of our consideration in selecting a candidate will come from evaluating these application emails, please pay ample attention to detail. But don't give up if you're worried you won't score "perfectly" — nobody does!

1. Techmeme editors write headlines for most stories that appear on the site, as we explained long ago here. We try to write headlines with enough details and specifics so that readers don't need to click to get a basic idea of what the story is saying. So our headlines offer names, numbers, and takeaways when possible. Our headlines also assume readers are familiar with tech industry news via Techmeme, so explaining names and concepts conveyed in previous Techmeme headlines is not necessary. With these headline-writing goals in mind, provide a Techmeme headline for this story. Make sure it doesn't exceed 160 characters in length.
2. Do the same for this post.
3. Now do the same for this report.
4. Describe the most significant ways in which Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Meta compete with one another. Keep your answer short by limiting it to just three sentences. The first sentence should focus on Google products that compete with those of the other three companies, the second should focus on Amazon's competing products not yet mentioned, and the third should do the same for Microsoft. (No sentence is needed for Meta since competing products of note would have been mentioned in the first three sentences.)
5. Techmeme's Leaderboards page displays a list of publications ranked by "Techmeme Presence", if you click the button containing that label. Contrast the top four publications named in this list with respect to what they typically add to Techmeme's coverage. Do this in just four sentences, one sentence per publication.