The Register hiring Vultures to deliver more news from APAC for the world

Senior technology reporter roles available across Asia


The Register is hiring full-time enterprise and business technology journalists in the Asia-Pacific region.

Recognizing that APAC is the most-populous and fastest-growing corner of our planet, we are expanding our presence in this region.

About the position

We are looking for people who can break news and expertly analyze market changes for IT decision makers and similar professionals in the enterprise technology sector, in and beyond APAC, who appreciate The Register’s hype-free, informed style.

An ideal candidate will be based in a major regional technology hub in Singapore, India, Japan, Taiwan, or South Korea, though the roles are open to anyone in the region. Successful candidates will report to our APAC editor in Sydney, Australia.

Working with our APAC editor, you will be expected to write news on a daily basis while also planning and preparing articles that offer readers deeper perspectives on key enterprise technology events and trends.

Candidate qualities

This is not an entry-level position: successful candidates will be seasoned journalists or established industry writers with a track record of delivering exclusive and unique stories sourced through non-PR contacts and/or technical expertise. Specifically, an ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience writing journalism or analysis about one or more of the following topics:

  • Enterprise hardware and data centre infrastructure
  • Enterprise applications, including offerings from major SaaS vendors
  • Technology-centric public policy and government digital services
  • Cloud
  • Data-centre and wide-area networking
  • Major technology services vendors
  • Security

Unlike other outlets, our focus is not on startups, consumer electronics, and venture capital; instead, we turn the spotlight on the technologies and suppliers our millions of readers depend upon. If you find VC-funded app makers or smartphone launches more exciting than servers, processors, and software platforms, this is not the job for you. If you need help fixing your computer, this job is definitely not for you.

Experience writing news to daily deadlines is all-but-essential.

Fluent written and spoken English is essential. Fluency in an Asian language is extremely desirable. You’ll need a track record of working independently, and remotely, as a self-starter and be able to collaborate with colleagues and editors in Australia, the UK, and the US.

A critical eye and historical perspective are essential. Our ideal candidate has the experience to find angles on the news of the day that others miss. Appreciation of the anglocentric cultural touchstones that infuse The Register’s writing will be handy, but not necessary.

It is non-negotiable that you have the legal right to work with us from your country of residence.

Interested?

To apply, please send your CV to simon dot sharwood at theregister dot com and include a cover letter describing why you’d like to work with us and what you think you could bring to our team.

Your expression of interest should include:

  • Your gross salary/annual compensation expectations, in US Dollars and your local currency. If your country of residence has particular employment practices such as the expectation of a 13th month of pay, please let us know.
  • Links to the three pieces of enterprise technology writing of which you are most proud, preferably pieces from the past 12 months.
  • Your personal view on one of the following topics:
    • Can Alibaba Cloud challenge AWS and Azure beyond Asia?
    • Will K8s conquer the world?
    • Is on-prem hardware doomed?

Closing date for applications is December 7th. ®

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