Built In
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Chicago, IL

Staff Reporter

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Hello, We’re Built InBuilt 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 Staff Reporter, Explainers

The staff reporter will be responsible for writing six-plus longform explainer features per month, ranging from industry trend breakdowns to narrowly focused discussions of the tradeoffs between different coding languages or frameworks. (See examples below.) Each feature requires in-depth research and original interviews with several experts from the tech industry or academia.

Audience research plays a large role in determining the topics covered by this reporter, but there is a lot of room to experiment with different formats for different stories.

You’d be joining an ambitious editorial team responsible for telling original stories that help our audience of tech professionals grow professionally and gain a deeper understanding of the industry. (We’re also really fun — we promise.)

Who You Are
  • Self-motivated and highly skilled researcher and interviewer.
  • Experienced in writing about complex topics for a lay audience.
  • Excited about tech coverage and constantly thinking about how to make stories more relevant to your audience.
  • Always looking beyond the obvious questions to uncover nuances other tech publications overlook.
What You Need
  • Two-plus years of full-time reporting experience, with an emphasis on writing features between 1,500-3,000 words in length.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills (please include two or three writing samples when applying).
Examples of Previous Explainers
  • What Is Cloud Native and Why Is It Important?
  • The Deck Is Stacked Against Black Women in Tech
  • A Crash Course in Brand Lift
  • The Line Between Data Lakes and Data Warehouses Is Blurring. Will It Disappear?
  • Should Your Company Care About Its Net Promoter Score?
  • Are We Living In a Computer Simulation?

Remote Work Notice

Our HQ is in Chicago, but we are open to remote candidates for this position.

Due to the effects of COVID-19, Built In has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our entire business remotely until further notice. We are continuing to hire for all open roles, and will be interviewing and onboarding virtually. HQ-based employees will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

That said, we’re still offering our full perks and benefits package, including: health, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, equity opportunities, discretionary PTO, food and tech stipend while remote, virtual culture activities, flexible working hours, and more.

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

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • Vue.jsLibraries
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • InDesignDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
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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
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

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I spend most of my days collaborating on cross-functional projects to improve customer outcomes. We want to drive as much value as possible for our customers and our customer success team is the best in the business. I learn something new every day, and I work with intelligent and curious humans.

Arit

Director, Customer Success

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.

Samantha

Sr. Account Executive

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