News Editor, The Root

New York, NY

The Root, Gizmodo Media Group's leading site for African American news, culture, and opinion, is looking for a News Editor specializing in breaking news, politics and emerging social justice coverage for the site.

About the Company:

Gizmodo Media Group is the publisher of the web’s most original and fearless media brands, including Gizmodo, 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:

If you’re on a heavy diet of news, social justice, and politics, we’re looking for you to write and edit for our breaking news team at The Root. We’re looking for a dynamic editor who can also pitch in writing breaking news, who has lots of opinions, a great sense of humor, and a keen eye for hot stories.

For this role, we need you to be able to quickly write and edit clean, accurate news stories; find unique angles on the big narratives of the day to assign coverage for; and work with and edit multiple daily news writers covering breaking news, politics, and social justice. The news editor should be adept at crafting original critiques on a multitude of subjects affecting the African American community, be good at finding and researching stories, and coordinate daily news coverage on The Root among the news writers.

You should have:

  • 3+ years of online writing and reporting experience, preferably in the worlds of race, news, politics, or culture
  • A clear, authoritative writing voice and strong copy-editing skills
  • Strong headline-writing abilities and an eye for unique angles on the news
  • The ability to work well with a team


To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter about why you’re the right fit for the job 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.

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