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:
As part of Onion Labs, the branded content division of The Onion, a Writer is responsible for developing hilarious branded content concepts. This includes but is not limited to video, imagery, digital banners, experiential stunts and sponsored articles.
This role is responsible for working on many new brands every week and must adapt tone and execution to match each specific brand request. You are a natural communicator, a creative thinker and a problem solver with skills in both writing and ideating for different formats.
Constantly come up with new concepts for a wide range of brands
Develop ideas for video concepts, experiential stunts, digital media and more
Juggle multiple projects at once
Understand strategy and how to execute on briefs
Collaborate with other writers and team members at all levels to ensure projects are consistent with brand guidelines and overall project goals
Actively participates in the creative process by asking questions and voicing opinions, and can effectively collaborate with stakeholders to determine project needs
Lead an idea to finished product, including video treatments, pre-pros, casting, etc.
Pitch ideas to clients
Other tasks as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, English or Communications preferred
4 to 7 years of experience within copywriting
Agency experience is strongly preferred
Be a chameleon – able to write in many voices, changing from one to another as quickly as you change from one project to another
Excellent communication skills
Be comfortable presenting to clients
Be pro-active, self-starting and always thinking
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Has strong attention to detail
Takes responsibility for the success of the projects they work on
Writing clear, concise and grammatically correct copy
Fluent in relevant software; Google Docs, MS Word, Powerpoint and Keynote
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.