Consumer Reports is seeking a Deputy Content Editor to join our new Digital Lab team – a group of tenacious journalists, privacy experts, product testers, technologists and policy analysts dedicated to shining a light on the data privacy and security issues that consumers increasingly face, as well as examining the broader topics of fair market competition, transparency, and consumer choice in today's marketplace. By scaling our capabilities and expertise for the digital era, Consumer Reports is expanding efforts to protect, educate, and empower consumers in our connected world while holding companies to higher standards.
The Deputy will combine technology-based experiments with classic journalism to uncover how companies may affect our privacy, health, work lives, and even intellectual freedom. And then we’ll help consumers do something about it.
We want our journalism to be consumer-focused, fresh, useful to our readers, and journalistically ambitious. Our formula, honed over the past 80 years, won’t change: We combine research and reporting to expose anti-consumer practices and offer useful and empowering solutions.
You must be curious about technology, and be comfortable with data. You relish the chance to participate in original research, and have a common-sense grasp of what it takes to confirm or disprove a hunch.
We’re seeking candidates with a minimum of ten years of experience producing compelling editorial work, including narrative, investigative and explanatory storytelling. Attention to detail, a voracious appetite for reporting, and the ability to write clearly and quickly are critical.