Staff Reporter (Politics), Fusion.net
New York, NY
About the Role
Fusion.net, a site with a focus on news curation, social justice, and politics for a young, diverse audience, is in search of a staff reporter to cover politics in the United States -- including the current administration and local offices around the country. A voracious appetite for breaking news and developing sources is required.
Fusion.net -- 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, Fusion.net, 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:
- An ability to pitch and produce excellent, sharp, well-reported stories about politics with a nod to social justice and underrepresented voices in the United States
- Keen instincts for news and creative/brilliant storytelling
- Sources in DC/governmental agencies/legislative offices
- The stamina to doggedly contact, research and interview sources
- The ability to work efficiently and independently
- Strong communication & organizational skills
- The desire to join a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment