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 100 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:
Jalopnik is seeking a creative, smart, hardworking breaking news writer to join the most-read team of gearheads on the web.
This person will be comfortable researching and writing 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 writer with a sense of humor, who isn't just into cars and the things that move us, but is first and foremost someone who loves to write with a passion for making those topics fascinating to a general audience.
This writer will be responsible for turning out 5+ stories per day that are engaging and complement/expand on Jalopnik's honest, enthusiastic, and hard-hitting editorial voice.
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 well.
Someone with strong news judgement 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 (5+ stories per day), and can do so in a timely manner
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.
To apply, please submit a resume/cover letter about why you’re the right fit for the job and what sports you are most interested in covering, and answers to the questions below.
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 or Chicago, IL.
This is a position covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the WGA-E.