G/O Media is the publisher of the web’s most original media brands, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebel, Jalopnik, The Root, The Onion, The A.V. Club, and Clickhole, and reaches over 120 million unique visitors a month—more than one-third of all Americans. We connect with the young, diverse audiences that are shaping our future. Through fearless journalism, provoking comedy, and high-impact storytelling, we elevate the stories and issues our readers and viewers are passionate about.
About the role:
The A.V. Club is looking for an Editor-in-Chief who is entrepreneurial, enterprising, and comfortable in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Bringing their deep expertise of the pop culture realm and a proven track record of leading editorial teams in the digital space is a must. We’re looking for a strong leader who can inspire a group of writers and editors to create their best work. As Editor-in-Chief, you should have a sharp eye for detail and a passion for all things entertainment related. This person must be committed to diversity, have a clear understanding of journalistic ethics as they relate to cultural criticism and The A.V. Club, and enforces that as necessary across all sections.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Work closely with the managing editor and video director to guide stories and editorial strategy
Liaise between the editorial department and G/O Media’s sales and product teams
Manage budget, logistics, and resource allocation for the department
Use data insights and analytics to understand our audience, and inform the way curate and edit stories
Work with the Senior Talent Partner in managing personnel, staffing, and hiring across a newsroom of writers and editors
Organize and maintain weekly, monthly, and annual editorial calendars and ensure deadlines are being met
10+ years of editorial experience in digital media, including 5 years of experience as an editor
Be capable of planning and turning around stories ranging from short news pieces to longer features at a quick pace
Experience leading a large editorial team
Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving skills
A skilled editor and writer
Well organized, with experience managing content calendars
Ability to juggle a vibrant daily newsroom’s many needs with ambitious, long-term projects
G/O Media is deeply committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment and people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are very strongly encouraged to apply. Our company-wide mission is to reach very diverse audiences and so, we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.