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, The Takeout 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:
Gizmodo is looking for a sharp and savvy tech journalist to help run our news coverage. You’ll oversee a team of reporters, assign them stories, guide their reporting, edit their copy, and work with other editors to publish fast, accurate, and insightful journalism.
The ideal candidate for this position has a broad understanding of the technology industry and experience as both an editor and a reporter covering the news. They know what’s important and what’s just hype; they can recommend sources and help young reporters grow; and they’re used to the fast pace of covering news on the web. They can smell hype from a mile away and expertly parse press releases and PR statements. They know what makes a great story for Gizmodo, and can guide our coverage with confidence and insight.
This is a great opportunity for a mid-career editor or an exceptional reporter ready to make the transition into running a news desk.
At least 5-7 years of experience reporting and editing tech news stories at a major print or digital publication
A strong understanding of the major companies, issues, and reader-focused concerns across the technology world
Experience identifying breaking news stories and planning smart features
Sharp editing skills, excellent grammar, and a strong sense of voice and style
Knowledge of journalistic standards, laws, and best reporting practices
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.
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.