Staff Writer, Deadspin
New York, NY
Gizmodo Media Group (GMG), which is part of Univision's digital arm, Fusion Media Group, is seeking an experienced reporter to serve as staff writer for its sports and culture site, Deadspin, which reaches some 18 million monthly readers globally.
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, TrackRecord 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:
This is a position for a person comfortable writing about a wide range of sports and finding their own story ideas, with skills ranging from the ability to write a good joke to the ability to submit a FOIA request. The ideal candidate is a quick writer with a strong voice, an aggressive, adversarial reporter, and capable of working on everything from quick highlight blogs to thorough investigations. Candidates should be confident working independently in a fast-paced atmosphere. Some night and weekend work will be required.
The ideal candidate will have:
- experience writing for a newspaper or online publication
- strong news judgment and understanding of the online news cycle, with the ability to find stories on their own
- the ability to break news, as well as to find new angles on the news everyone is covering
- an interest in writing about areas we don’t cover as deeply as we should, and an instinct for finding those areas
- an understanding of Deadspin’s voice and a knack for writing strong headlines
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter about why you’re the right fit for the job and what sports you are most interested in covering, and answers to the 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), reporting into the Editor in Chief. This position is in the WGA-E bargaining unit.