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 Senior Reporter to join our spirited, fast-paced newsroom and write essential reviews and consumer electronics-focused news coverage. This position will focus on home entertainment products, including TVs, soundbars, speakers, and streaming boxes; it may also cover music gear (like stereos, microphones, and amplifiers) and home fitness equipment (like Peloton) in addition to other topics.
A candidate for this position must have experience closely covering the consumer technology market, and writing hands-on reviews of new products. They should be well-sourced in the industry and know the big trends to expect in 2022.
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 \and product reviews at a major print or digital publication
Technical knowledge and experience reviewing consumer electronics
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 a cover letter describing 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.