Writer, AfroTech

Blavity, Inc. is a venture-funded media and technology company, founded in 2014 around a simple idea: enable Black millennials to tell their own stories. Today, we are home to the largest network of platforms and lifestyle brands serving the multifaceted lives of Black millennials & Gen Z through original content, video, unique experiences, and product solutions. Blavity Inc. has evolved into a market leader for Black media, reaching 250 million users per month through our growing brand portfolio, including Blavity, Blavity360º, Shadow & Act, AfroTech & Talent Infusion, 21Ninety, Travel Noire, and Home & Texture. Our Blavity, Inc. employee community is composed of passionate, energetic, and culturally conscious individuals working together to deliver value to each other, the company, and our clients. We are always searching for new additions to our community that will help us continue to scale, contribute meaningfully to our culture, and advance our strategic direction.

Job Summary:

Blavity Inc. is seeking a dedicated and skilled Writer to join our team at AFROTECH. As a Writer, you will play a crucial role in shaping our daily news coverage. You will be responsible for crafting well-written, accurate, and engaging content, helping to maintain our high standards of journalism.

This is a 1099 contract role that reports to the Assistant Managing Editor, AFROTECH.

Contractors will be responsible for providing their own equipment, including but not limited to laptop computers, cell phones, or any other electronic equipment required to perform their role.


  • Craft 3-4 well-researched, engaging, and informative stories per shift that highlight the achievements, innovations, and challenges within the Black tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Keep a vigilant eye on the tech landscape and social media platforms to identify emerging trends, breaking news, and noteworthy events that deserve our audience’s attention
  • Develop thought-provoking and insightful questions to conduct interviews with professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators, and thought leaders within the Black tech community
  • Pitch and develop original content ideas that showcase unique perspectives, deep dives into tech-related topics, or compelling feature pieces
  • Diligently flag and file stories and maintain well-organized records of sources, references, and research materials to facilitate collaboration with editors and fact-checking processes


  • Education: B.A. in journalism, communication, or a related field
  • Required Experience:
    • 1-2 years of experience writing and reporting for a digital news publication
  • Preferred Experience:
    • Previous experience in news writing, editing, or journalism
  • Technologies: Fluent in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Asana, and/or comparable project management suite
  • Additional Qualifications:
    • Independent, entrepreneurial self-starter who is comfortable taking on a high level of responsibility
    • Comfort with ambiguity and a proven love for transforming unorganized/complex data into rigorously structured, insight-oriented solutions
    • High-energy, company-first, positive attitude; must be motivated to work hard in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent communication and analytical skills; outgoing and sociable; willing to wear multiple hats 
    • Naturally detail-oriented, with an obsessive need to document and communicate findings
    • Knowledgeable of tech, business, and innovation news, especially related to the Black community


  • This is a contracted remote, U.S.- based role. 
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Candidates must be available to work in alignment with the Eastern Time Zone. 
  • The pay rate for this role is $25 per news piece and $55 per feature.