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: Gizmodo is looking for a driven Staff Reporter to join our fast-paced newsroom. This position will focus on breaking news stories across multiple desks, including tech news, consumer tech, and Earther. The ideal candidate for this position learns quickly on their feet, writes fast, clean copy, and is comfortable covering a wide variety of news topics central to Gizmodo’s mission. You can write with authority about the launch of a new Instagram feature, the spread of wildfires in California, Grimes raving over cryptocurrency, or the introduction of technology-focused legislation in Congress. You can expertly parse press releases and PR statements with a critical eye, identify local news stories of interest to Gizmodo’s broad audience, and have impeccable fact-checking skills. In short, you have an innate sense of what makes a great story for Gizmodo and the ability to hit the news quickly, with confidence and voice.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
At least 2 years of experience writing news stories at a major print or digital publication; experience in covering technology- and science-related topics is a major plus
Tack-sharp writing and grammar skills
A strong understanding of the major companies, issues, and reader-focused concerns across the technology, science, and culture realms
The ability to think quickly, decisively, and creatively in a newsroom environment
Knowledge of journalistic standards, laws, and best reporting practices
A good sense of humor and a quick wit are essential
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.