Staff Writer, Splinter

New York, NY

Splinter, Gizmodo Media Group’s progressive politics and national news site, is looking for a Staff Writer.

About the Company:

Gizmodo Media Group is the publisher of the web’s most original and fearless media brands, including Gizmodo, Earther, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Jezebel, Deadspin, Splinter, Jalopnik and The Root.  As part of Fusion Media Group, we reach an audience of +120 million visitors a month — more than one-third of all Americans.

About the Role:

The staff writer will be tasked with covering national political news from a progressive perspective. This role is for a fast, savvy writer with a strong voice who is interested in a wide range of political stories. Candidates should be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment and possess the ambition to pursue and execute original reporting in addition to quicker blogs. 

The Ideal Candidate will
  • Understand and appreciate Splinter’s adversarial approach to covering political news 
  • Be well-versed in the major political, media, and cultural figures driving the day’s news narrative(s)
  • Have at least 2+ years experience writing multiple times a day for a publication with an online presence 
  • Be confident meeting deadlines while juggling multiple assignments of varying scope 
  • Have a track record of developing story ideas and finding new angles to the stories we cover every day 
  • Have a desire to break news and expand their reporting abilities through investigative stories 


Please apply with a resume, cover letter, and answer the job-specific questions below. 

GMG and its parent, Univision, are deeply committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment and people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are very 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 full-time staff position, open to remote candidates. There are two open positions, both reporting into the Editor in Chief.

This position is in the WGA-E bargaining unit.


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