Managing Editor, Deadspin


Managing Editor, Deadspin 

G/O Media is the publisher of the web’s most original media brands, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebel, Jalopnik, The Root, The Onion, and The A.V. Club, and reaches over 120 million unique visitors a month—more than one-third of all Americans.  We connect with the young, diverse audiences that are shaping our future. Through fearless journalism, provoking comedy, and high-impact storytelling, we elevate the stories and issues our readers and viewers are passionate about.

Job description

The day-to-day of the position involves working across departments and editors to ensure the page is lively, stories are scheduled, there is a balance of story types, and the video team is integrated in pertinent editorial conversations

We’re looking for an experienced managing editor already living their day-to-day life in a fast-paced newsroom. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • 5+ years working in editorial at a major digital or print outlet
  • Have experience with stories at the intersection of sports, society, politics and economics.
  • Be excited by establishing workflows, keeping writers and editors on deadline, and generally keeping the gears turning smoothly at a fast-paced outlet. In short, you should be very organized
  • Have experience producing large-scale editorial packages from pitch to publication
  • Experience working with video producers on joint projects preferred but not required
  • Excellent communication skills!

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 position is based in Chicago. 

This is a position covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the WGA-E.