Meet Wirecutter's
MICHAEL ZHAO

Careers - Michael’s Story
 Seizing Opportunities
Michael’s Story
Seizing Opportunities
Michael studied economics and math at Reed College. While he was an undergraduate, he participated in an internship at Gizmodo, where he met Brian Lam—who would go on to found Wirecutter. At the time, Lam was launching the publication and asked Michael to help with the new project. For Michael, this was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.
Careers - What Michael Does
 Senior Associate Editor
What Michael Does
Senior Associate Editor
Michael lives in Brooklyn, so he enjoys taking advantage of office spaces which he has access to, including the New York Times headquarters in Manhattan. Sometimes he starts his day working from home before heading to the office around lunchtime. His work involves editing articles, guiding research, and collaborating with other writers and editors.
 
 
“The mission of the company is what gets me excited about working here. It’s really beneficial when everyone is on the same page about what our job is, which is to help our readers.”
 
“The mission of the company is what gets me excited about working here. It’s really beneficial when everyone is on the same page about what our job is, which is to help our readers.”
 
 
“Communication in a remote organization is of utmost importance, and that’s one of things I value most about working here. We’re forced to over-communicate about everything that we do, and part of over-communicating hinges on being really honest with one another.”
 
“Communication in a remote organization is of utmost importance, and that’s one of things I value most about working here. We’re forced to over-communicate about everything that we do, and part of over-communicating hinges on being really honest with one another.”