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.
G/O Media is looking for a Features Editor for Deadspin, our sports news site, which has broken some of the biggest and some of the most inconsequential stories in sports over the past several years.
This is a key position, and the person who holds it will touch every aspect of the site's operations. They will edit features and investigations, taking them from pitch to publication; develop story ideas from staffers and contributors; edit a variety of blog posts, in some cases very closely and in some cases simply with an eye to packaging and copy; enforce journalistic and stylistic standards across the site; work closely with our art, video, and social-media teams; and work with the rest of the site's editors to determine strategy and coverage priorities. As is not always the case with jobs with the word "editor" in the title, this will be principally an editing role, though the Features Editor will, of course, have every opportunity to write stories of their own.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced reporter and editor with expertise in at least one of our core beats who is as comfortable coming up with an extremely stupid headline as with running a hard-news investigation or restructuring a 4,000-word profile. They will also have an intense familiarity with Deadspin and concrete ideas about what the site should be and where it should be going.
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.