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.
About the Role:
The ideal applicant should have an innate understanding of the news Jezebel covers and the audience it attracts, as well as exciting ideas of what the website should look like moving forward. Candidates should have experience in assigning coverage, managing a publishing queue and monthly budget, and editing longform features, reported pieces, and responses to news.
You should be fluent in the digital editorial process—from pitch to publication to promotion and discussion. Your talents will be editorial and managerial, and you should be comfortable overseeing Jezebel alone at any given time.
The ideal candidate will be ready and excited to work collaboratively with other editors.
As Deputy Editor, you should:
have experience managing writers;
be comfortable overseeing a growing staff of ~15 in day-to-day site operations, including assigning, editing, and publishing stories;
respond nimbly to cultural and news events with tonally appropriate stories;
have significant experience writing and editing for a fast-paced digital news outlet with a diverse audience;
know how to motivate a team;
assist the editor-in-chief in thinking big-picture about the scope and vision of the site, and help execute said vision across multiple platforms (site, social, video, podcasts, television)
be organized and detail-oriented;
be ambitious about Jezebel's growth in both output and audience, including across social platforms;
be eager to explore and experiment with a range of publishing platforms
G/O Media is deeply committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment, and people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are 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.