The journalism job market is dicier than ever these days. But as Valleywag notes, now is a good time to be an established tech writer looking to land a new job at a big publisher: Newsweek’s Steve Levy has jumped to Wired, Forbes’ Dan Lyons is headed to Newsweek, the WSJ’s Rebecca Buckman is headed to Forbes, etc.
I’ve been at Salon since 2002, and I’ve loved every bit of it. Now just felt like a good time to make a change, and I can’t think of any place I’d rather go than Slate. I’ll be writing on subjects I’m curious about — gadgets, tech culture, tech policy — in a magazine that I’ve always found clever and funny. So it should be fun.