The Information

‘Gig’ Economy & Autonomous Vehicles Reporter
The Information is seeking a reporter to cover Uber and the broader “gig” economy industry as well as the self-driving car developers trying to automate it. This position has produced award-winning journalism in each of the past three years. The role traverses ride-hailing and food delivery companies such as DoorDash, goPuff, and Instacart, which were transformed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and newer entrants including Travis Kalanick’s CloudKitchens. Lyft is in a precarious position and Uber continues to be a source of corporate intrigue and drama. And even more drama. Many of these companies are now treading on each other’s turf, setting up a war that will generate rich stories on the future of labor and how people shop and move around. The beat also covers multibillion-dollar efforts to make vehicles drive themselves. That means separating reality from hype and getting inside Alphabet’s Waymo, Tesla Autopilot, Uber ATG and others. The candidate also would help plan and run our annual Autonomous Vehicles Summit, which has become an important gathering for founders and CEOs in the field.
30 August 2021