Staff Writer, The Takeout
Chicago, IL or Remote
The Takeout is a food and pop culture site unlike any other. It's a bit weird, enjoys cracking wise, hates snark, and operates with an editorial philosophy of "why not?" Mostly though, The Takeout is a celebration of food and drink, from the media family that brought you The Onion and The A.V. Club. What other website holds weekly fantasy food drafts, runs an advice column from a salty waitress, and pesters celebrities by asking them: Is a hot dog a sandwich?
About the Role:
Now, The Takeout is growing, and we're looking to hire a staff writer. This is a remote position, though you’re welcome to work out of our spacious Chicago office. Alongside the managing and associate editor, you will shape and evolve The Takeout’s singular voice in food media. We like to publish stories that are practical and utilitarian, we satiate curiosity, and often we aim to surprise our readers. If you’re the type that enjoys tearing up rule books, you might be interested in this position.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Contribute to newswires, feature stories, and regular columns
- Generate ideas
- Assist the managing editor and associate editor in editing stories
- Journalism background is preferred
- A proven track record of writing and editing in digital or print media
- Food writing or a comedy background are pluses, but not required
- A history of not being a jerk on social media
(Tip: Google "How to build and grow a successful website without needing to take a cold shower" by Kevin Pang for insight about how The Takeout operates.)
G/O Media is 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 position covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the WGA-E.
This position can be based out of our Chicago office or remote.