General Assignment Reporter at The Plug

The Plug is looking for a general assignment reporter to cover Black tech ecosystem trends, breaking news, and exclusives. This role requires a keen news judgment, staying up to date on the conversations that are shaping Black tech, finance, and business industries, and responding quickly as news unfolds. A wide variety of interests and the ability to craft succinct, engaging prose are needed to succeed in this role. 

We are looking for someone who reports and writes quickly, accurately, and authoritatively and has a hunger for breaking big and unique stories. This reporter will deliver important scoops, build relationships with entrepreneurs, technologists, ecosystem members, and leaders. 


3-5 years of newsroom reporting experience

Journalism, economics, policy and/or communications degree

The general assignment reporter will work closely with the Project Manager and Managing Editor to refine coverage and story ideas as well as contribute to investigative projects, and data visualizations. In addition to coordinating your coverage into the larger editorial calendar the policy reporter is also expected to: 

  • Produce 1-2 stories per week 
  • Have a working knowledge of the Black tech scene
  • Cultivate and utilize existing sources relationships 
  • Coordinate with and plan editorial coverage proactively


The Plug is subscription-based digital news and insights platform covering the Black innovation economy.

Launched in 2016 as the first daily tech newsletter, The Plug curated the top news of Black founders and innovators. Today, we investigate and report on Black tech trends, stories, and breaking news, and we do it with the analysis you won’t find elsewhere.


You are a great communicator with writing, copy editing, and project management skills and can work under tight deadlines.

You’re a self-starter that always brings your A-game and a positive can-do attitude, to the workday, even when you’re working from home and working across time zones. People enjoy working with you and you elevate every (virtual) room you are in with helpful feedback, analysis, and new ideas.

You possess a curiosity about the world of business, technology, and policy and how these intersect and affect society at large. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of your core ethos, and you maintain an expansive knowledge of landmark tech legislation,  and how new technologies will shape governance and our society.

You know good journalism when you read it, and you care deeply about the technique of quality reporting and getting the story right.

Most of all, you are a news junkie, excited about working with a fast-growing, investor-backed journalism startup.

Other things we’d like you to have:

A bachelor’s degree in journalism or English.

A minimum of two years of editing experience within a newsroom.

What You’ll Get When you Join the Team

This is a full-time position. We provide a competitive salary, PTO Days, and Healthcare/Dental/Vision plans.


Salary commensurate with experience. Medical/Dental/Vision/Life. Competitive vacation and holiday plans. 

About The Plug

The Plug is the go-to business intelligence solution for diversity-minded business leaders and executives shaping data-driven decisions. We’re a subscription-based media and insights platform serving Fortune 500 companies, elite academic institutions, and MBA programs throughout the country. Learn more at 

How To Apply

For consideration please submit your resume to 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Plug is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Sherrell Dorsey

She is the founder and CEO of The Plug—a distinctive, Black tech news and insights platform covering Black innovators in tech, venture capital, future of work policy, and more. Follow Sherrell on Twitter @Sherrell_Dorsey.