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News Reporter at Built In

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At Built In, the health, safety and well-being of our employees and of our communities is a top priority. Due to the effects of COVID-19, we have decided to manage our entire business remotely until further notice. HQ-based employees will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our office. As we continue to grow, we are excited to be hiring for all open roles and look forward to meeting with qualified candidates in a virtual setting. For anyone who joins our team (yay!), your onboarding experience will also be conducted virtually. Thank you for your interest in Built In and be safe! 

Hello, We’re Built In

Built In unites companies and people around their shared passion for tech and the universal need for purpose. Our audience of sought-after tech professionals use Built In to find their professional purpose and connect meaningfully to the tech community, including by reading our content, networking at our events and finding innovative companies they believe in.

Headquartered in Chicago, we also serve Los Angeles, Colorado, Austin, New York, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco and nationwide.

When you work for Built In, you have the opportunity to change lives by giving talented people access to purpose, not just a paycheck. And you’ll make an impact on some of the most exciting companies in tech, helping them hire their next wave of elite talent. Be part of Built In, and be part of the future of tech.

We're Looking for a News Reporter (Chicago HQ or Remote)

We’re expanding our team of reporters to cover breaking news for a sophisticated audience in the tech sector and beyond. The news reporter will be responsible for writing two-plus short to medium-length (300 to 500 words) news stories a day, in addition to occasional coverage on trends and broad topics in the technology industry as needed. This person will need to be highly skilled in research, interviewing and writing clean journalistic copy. Additionally, this person should be endlessly curious about tech innovations and what they say about the future.

You’d be joining a growing team responsible for telling bold and original stories that help an audience of tech professionals learn and build new things. You’ll collaborate closely with other members of the team to discover new approaches, formats and perspectives. Additionally, you'll be joining a company that enthusiastically invests in office culture, even with our current, remote-only workforce.

Who You Are

  • Highly skilled in researching and interviewing and won’t hesitate to ask questions.
  • Full of ideas and excitement for writing about tech industry news, whether it’s announcing a nascent startup’s latest funding, unpacking the impact of a founder’s trending tweet or translating what an SaaS startup says it does into accessible, human speak.
  • Can think both holistically and analytically about your work.
  • Hungry to use analytics to inform decision-making, including story selection and angle.
  • Has a level of familiarity and/or curiosity with the tech and business beats and their daily news cycles. 

What You Need

  • Two-plus years of full-time news writing and reporting experience. Editing experience is a huge plus.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills (please include two or three writing samples when applying).
  • Strong news judgment.
  • Familiarity with AP style.
  • Interest in social media.

What we value

We’re revolutionizing tech recruitment. So we question everything, because the best answers sit just to the right of a question mark. That’s our heritage as a disruptive company — as a company whose future depends on our capacity to innovate with a sense of drive, purpose and urgency. If you join Built In, you will work from this set of values: 

  • Be Inclusive, Always. We’re committed to a culture where all people are respected, have a say and can be their whole selves. We will uplift and advocate for one another. Always.
  • Be Unreasonably Passionate. Our passion is borderline obsessive, and we’re ok with that. No one ever built anything great on a “meh.” We work with outsized passion to fulfill our mission.
  • Be Humble. You don’t have all the answers. Luckily, you don’t have to. Don’t worry about being right. Be humble instead. 
  • Stay Curious. Curiosity is a springboard to the future. It can transform the wisp of an idea into a breakthrough. We ask “what if.” We work with wonder. It’s how we innovate.
  • Lead with Solutions. Question everything. But offer solutions as you do. Raise issues. But propose a few answers. For every hole you poke, offer a way to patch it up. 
  • Own the Result. We have no time for blame or shame. When you stumble, own it, learn from it + get back to business.
  • Do More. Do more than your job description. Take initiative. Take charge. No job is beneath you, and no job is too big. Be a leader and do more — do whatever it takes.

Built In is an equal employment opportunity employer and values diversity. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Where we are

Chicago's loop is our home + heart. The commute? A cake walk. And the trendiest eateries, bars + shops are only a short walk away.

Technology we use

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What are Built In Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Built In has culture and fun committees that manage events and programs from our charitable initiatives to our intramural sports teams.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We pay a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision and disability.
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Come in your sweatshirt, jeans, college jersey. We don't care. We focus on the quality of your work and your collegiality more than on your apparel.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Built In has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, cold brew on tap, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Lunch provided daily (Monday through Thursday)
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $500 annually for continuing education.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We operate as a flat organization where everyone is responsible to self-manage and take ownership of their work. We are humble, hardworking, honest and fun. And we regularly debate office pets, take turns DJing and find time to celebrate our wins as a company.

An Insider's view of Built In

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Good vibes are a top priority around here. You'll hear music played from our playlist that the entire company co-builds, you'll see a movie streaming on TV and, if you catch us at lunch, you'll see the entire office sitting at our communal table. We work hard every day but we always make time to spend together.

Adam

Product + Growth

What are some things you learned at the company?

It’s pretty remarkable to experience an entire company operating as one team. At Built In, we tackle problems and achieve goals together, sharing in the responsibility of successes and downfalls alike.

Alyssa

SEO Strategist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The new business team has a big impact on strategy, so it’s important to cultivate creativity and innovation. In our “Idea Friday" meetings, we share new ways to sell — and “anything goes.” The ideas can be great or totally unrealistic, because it’s about sparking creativity. The best part is that some of these ideas have shaped our strategy.

Emma

VP, Sales

How does the company support your career growth?

Success means more here. It not only is being noticed by my team but it positively impacts Built In’s overall results. Our team is made of strong individuals working together to build our revolutionary platform.

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