Staff Writer, The Takeout

Chicago, IL

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.

The Takeout is a food and pop culture site unlike any other, one that 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 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:

The Takeout is looking to hire a staff writer. This is a Chicago-based position. Alongside the editor in chief 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. 

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

(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.

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