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 and The A.V. Club, 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.
Jalopnik is seeking a creative, smart, hardworking editor to join the most-read team of gearheads on the web.
This person will be comfortable managing a small breaking news desk that produces 5+ stories per writer about anything in the greater wheelhouse of transportation, from classic Citroëns, to the latest developments in transportation technology. The ideal candidate will be a fast, flexible, knowledgeable editor with a sense of humor, who knows how to get the most out of a team in a fast-paced news environment.
This editor will be responsible for the breaking news team turning out quick-response, engaging stories that complement and expand on Jalopnik's honest, enthusiastic, and hard-hitting editorial voice. It's a job for someone who can manage and work well under pressure.
They will be completely comfortable with the editorial process—from pitch to publication, promotion and discussion, including video.
Who You Should Be:
Someone who can write, edit and manage well.
Someone with strong news judgment and the ability to respond quickly to cultural and current events with appropriate stories
Someone who is comfortable turning out a great deal of work
Someone who is organized, detail-oriented, ambitious, and comfortable at a website with a massive audience
Someone who fits into Jalopnik's no-holds-barred approach to covering the auto industry and other topics
Someone who is familiar with automotive subcultures outside Jalopnik’s typical coverage area is strongly preferred.
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.
This position can be based out of either New York, NY, Chicago, IL or Detroit, MI.
This is a position covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the WGA-E.