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Senior Editor, Technology Ethics, Policy and Social Issues
  • Job Number: 16250
  • Functional Area: Publishing
  • Department: Technology Review
  • School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SENIOR EDITOR, TECHNOLOGY ETHICS, POLICY AND SOCIAL ISSUES, MIT Technology Review (MITTR), to cover what’s current, relevant, and innovative in tech ethics, policy, and social issues by writing a mix of timely stories interpreting the news and longer features exploring key issues in depth.  May work in other formats such as newsletters, podcasts, etc.  Will also speak and moderate at MITTR conferences around the globe and represent it at other events.
MIT Technology Review is a world-renowned name in technology news that covers tech at the cutting edge, where it’s just emerging into the world.  Its recently revamped mission is to make technology more of a force for good, through authoritative, influential, and trusted coverage that leads to better decision-making by those who build, use, and regulate technology. MITTR benefits from close ties to MIT while enjoying strict editorial independence. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  experience on an ethics/policy beat or experience writing about those issues within another beat; exceptional skill writing about complex subjects in a clear, engaging, jargon-free way, making them accessible and meaningful to a wide audience of tech-savvy readers; and curiosity about new technologies, those creating them, and the impacts they have on society. The position is ideal for someone who cares about finding the best way to tell each story; is excited to experiment with varied digital storytelling formats and different ways of connecting to audiences; and sees her/himself as journalist, but also as a community builder and user-experience designer.  Seek an experienced technology journalist with the knowledge and the contacts that go with it, an instinct for finding issues that truly matter, and a healthy skepticism of over-hyped “breakthroughs.” Job #16250-Q


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.