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Staff Writer - Tech News & Trends at Built In

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Hello, We’re Built In

We unite companies and people around their shared passion for tech and the universal need for purpose.

We’re looking for a Staff Writer

We’re expanding our team of Staff Writers to produce compelling features for a sophisticated national audience in the tech sector and beyond. Some days might be spent reporting and writing a 2,000-word deep dive on the state of VR in healthcare, others researching the future of deep learning in artificial intelligence. Whatever the subject, you’ll work with a team of experienced journalists and SEO analysts to tell great stories about our ever-evolving industry. (Plus, there’s free lunch M-Th, competitive shuffleboard and cold brew on tap in our office!)

How you’ll contribute

  • Writing and researching in-depth stories on leading technology industries and hot tech topics, including feature pieces and interviews with thought leaders.
  • Creating detailed resource guides on technical subjects.
  • Building and maintaining a regular content publishing schedule.
  • Occasional editing.

What you need

  • 2+ years professional writing experience for a print or online publication.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills (please include 2-3 writing samples when applying — at least one example should show you can explain a highly complex topic in layman’s terms)
  • Deep interest in both the technical side of tech and the trends/industries of the future
  • Ability to think both holistically and analytically about your work. We are a goals-focused department and data informs our decisions, but we know data without context is useless. We rely on team members to bring to the table a fundamental understanding of their work and how it fits into the big picture.
  • Experience conducting interviews by phone on deadline.
  • Knowledge of AP style.
  • Experience covering breaking news, though not required, is a plus.

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 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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    • MemcachedDatabases
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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
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.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We have a Safe Harbor match, equivalent to 4% of an employee's annual gross pay.
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
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Shuffle Board, Darts.
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 does your typical day look like?

I am excited to work each day with a cross-functional team of intelligent, curious, driven and hilarious group of people. We’re working hard — and growing quickly — but we have a lot of laughs together, and a lot of respect for one another. It’s motivating and empowering.

Sarah

Content Team

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 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.

Samantha

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