When we first started blogging, we published every two weeks about topics like product economics, our data, or things we found interesting. About 6 months ago, we hired a full time writer. That greatly accelerated our growth. We currently publish daily blog posts and weekly longform articles or studies. Now we?re looking to hire a second gifted writer to join our team.
Priceonomics is a data company. We take unstructured data and turn it into usable information. This is our core DNA and underlies everything we do - our blog included. Applying this lens to content is one of our core advantages.
You?ll be joining a talented team of hackers, data scientists, writers, and entrepreneurs. We?re a small team that?s growing fast. A common adage in Silicon Valley is to hire engineers ?100x? more productive than the average engineer. We believe this principle applies to writing as well.
At Priceonomics you?ll be part of a fast growing startup funded by some of the best investors in the world. Your talent as a writer will be recognized and you?ll be a critical part of our team. Engaging, concise writing is a form of marketing that can reach millions of people. Writing and analysis help us grow. It also defines the core of our culture and helps articulate our vision to the world.
We?re based in the Mission District of San Francisco and you?ll work from our office with the rest of the team. We offer competitive salary, generous equity, healthcare, free snacks and lunches, a computer setup of your choice, and other fun startup benefits.
Your role will be to write great things that help bring transparency to the world. This could include making previously opaque prices well known, exploring the business model of a company or industry, or writing about the massive data sets that Priceonomics is building. An economics slant and data-driven analysis are your tools to tell important stories in novel ways.
The responsibility to come up with a perpetual stream of good story ideas comes with the freedom to pursue them. You could spend your time interviewing plastic surgeons, reading quirky behavioral economics research, or analyzing airports? revenue streams.
You should be:
- Able to write clearly and with humor
- Skilled at synthesizing lots of information and explaining complicated concepts simply
- Proficient with basic statistics and microeconomics
- Have a fascination with writing about seemingly mundane topics like SkyMall magazine, the economics of living a van, how food trucks make money, and the economics of Girl Talk
- Be very good at coming up with interesting topics to write about. This might be the most important criteria.
We are interested in hearing from a wide range of applicants. Anyone that has good ideas and a desire to write great stories that engage millions of readers.
It?s also nice if you?re fairly active on Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, or other platforms where awesome things spread. However, it?s more important that you are a creator of awesome things.
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