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:
Jezebel is hiring a full-time Staff Writer with an enthusiastic interest in the way gender informs our daily lives, from politics to culture to celebrity. The ideal candidate can suss out the most unique angle of any breaking story and turn around a funny, sharp response on a dime, but is also excited to write thoughtful essays, deeply reported features, and other types of longform. You possess a singular writing voice and file quickly and cleanly regardless of story length. You are flexible, ambitious, self-starting, and capable of working in a highly collaborative environment. You love blogging, but are also interested in and able to tackle heftier reported pieces through the lens of gender, ranging from the bitingly smart to the hilariously banal.
The ideal candidate is flexible, irreverent, and fluent in all variants of feminism. They are self-sufficient and self-disciplined, deadline-oriented, and naturally exhibit a strong voice and clearly defined point of view.
As Staff Writer, You Should Have:
A deep familiarity with Jezebel
At least 3 years experience writing multiple times a day, preferably for a digital publication
A proven track record of reporting and breaking stories
The ability to work with multiple editors at a time
A distinct writing voice and ability to meet deadlines while juggling multiple assignments of varying scope
respond nimbly to cultural and news events with related stories;
be capable of turning around stories ranging from short news pieces to longer features at a quick pace;
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.