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 Staff Reporter to join our spirited, fast-paced newsroom and write essential reviews and consumer electronics-focused news coverage. This position will focus on virtual reality and augmented reality hardware, apps and services. You may also cover other related gadgets and news.
The ideal candidate for this position has experience closely covering the XR market, and has written hands-on reviews of the newest gear. They’re already sourced in the industry and know the big stories to expect in 2022. Bonus points if they’re into cyberpunk fiction and other cultural depictions of the “metaverse” –this is a perfect job for a long-time VR nerd.
Experience writing both news and product reviews is a must. You must be able to smell hype and BS from a mile away, and expertly parse press releases and PR statements with a critical eye. You must know what makes a great story for Gizmodo, and can write for us with confidence and voice.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
At least 3 years of experience writing consumer technology-focused stories at a major print or digital publication.
Technical knowledge and experience reviewing phones and other tech hardware.
A thorough understanding of the major companies, issues, and reader-focused concerns across the product category.
The ability to think quickly, decisively, and creatively in a fast-paced newsroom environment.
Knowledge of journalistic standards, laws, and reporting practices.
Scripting or on-camera video experience preferred but not required.
A good sense of humor and a quick wit are essential.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter about why you’re the right fit for the job.
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.