Staff Reporter (Homeland Security), Splinter
About the Role
Splinter, a site with a focus on news curation, social justice, and politics for a young, diverse audience, is in search of an energetic staff reporter to lead our coverage of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Splinter -- part of the Gizmodo Media Group (GMG) -- is seeking sharp, well-sourced journalists to join our Editorial Staff. GMG is the wholly owned digital group of Univision, and the publisher of the web’s most original media brands, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebel, Jalopnik, Splinter, and The Root. It is part of the larger Fusion Media Group network of sites, which also includes Univision.com, The Onion, The AV Club, and Clickhole, reaching ~85MM unique visitors a month.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- The ability to pitch and produce excellent, sharp, well-reported stories about the DHS
- Keen instincts for news and creative/brilliant storytelling
- A knack for developing sources and contacts in DHS/ICE and affiliated/adjacent agencies and organizations
- The ability to work efficiently and independently
- Strong communication & organizational skills
- An appetite for digging deep into a story and following up on leads
- The desire to join a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment