G/O Media is the publisher of some of the web’s best-loved brands and communities, including gadget sensation Gizmodo as well as Deadspin, Kotaku, Jalopnik, Lifehacker, and Jezebel. Founded in 2002, G/O Media now reaches over 100 million people around the world each month.
G/O Media is always looking for sharp, fearless, curious, and fun aspiring writers, editors, and reporters who are interested in anything and everything. If you have thick skin, strong opinions, good jokes, and a talent for finding and telling great stories, this is the job for you.
The Managing Editor keeps Jalopnik running by organizing the efforts of a far-flung team of writers and editors. The managing editor ensures articles are well-edited and on time, accounts for scheduling changes, and edits stories for style, grammar, spelling and accuracy. This is a leadership position reporting to Jalopnik’s editor-in-chief. Auto-industry expertise is a necessity. It’s important that you can coordinate the efforts of a team of writers, that you can line-edit and that you are capable of understanding what engages Jalopnik readers. You should be excited to write stories for the site, too.
Things You Should Have/Be:
An experienced writer and editor who can improve angles, sentences, paragraphs and headlines
Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, and to juggle multiple simultaneous projects with varying lead times
Knowledge and familiarity with online publishing tools
A deep love for organization, calendars and deadlines.
A working knowledge of cars, technical concepts and the auto-industry
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 is a position covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the WGA-E.
This position can be based out of either New York, NY or Chicago, IL.