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, Takeout, and 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, thought provoking comedy, and high-impact storytelling, we elevate the stories and issues about which our readers and viewers are most passionate.
About the Role:
io9 is seeking an enthusiastic senior writer/reporter. This position will include writing regular features and news and helping us expand our investigative journalism—they will be thorough, resourceful, and interested in telling stories no one else is talking about or willing to touch. We speak truth to power.
We are an extremely collaborative team that not only enjoys all facets of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror entertainment but cares about how they're made, and how artistic creations affect people and the world at large. The ideal candidate should be someone who realizes fans don't need to defend billion-dollar companies and in fact, wants to dig into how things are done at those companies, delving into how and why certain decisions are made and what the future may hold. You can tell when PR is feeding you a line and don’t blink an eye when companies try to intimidate you.
We'd love a writer who has skills in a wide variety of mediums in our genre coverage: movies, television, comic books, books, toys, tabletop, and video games. The candidate should be able to source ideas from entertainment trades, social media, and their own sources.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
At least 3 years experience writing news stories at a print or digital publication
Experience in investigative journalism
Sharp writing and grammar skills, impeccable fact-checking
A strong understanding of the major companies, issues, and reader-focused concerns in the entertainment industry
The ability to think quickly, decisively, and creatively in a newsroom environment
Knowledge of journalistic standards, laws, and best reporting practices
Contribute daily news blogs
Pitch several weekly features as well as longer lead-time investigative pieces
Brainstorm ideas with the team and assist with event coverage
Minor image editing knowledge is a plus as is being comfortable on camera
Even if you do not fit all of these, we encourage you to apply.
To apply, please submit a resume/cover letter about why you’re the right fit for the job and what beats 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 New York.
This is a position covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the WGA-E.