Senior Writer, The Root

G/O Media
New York, NY
Thu Oct 14 2021 01:03:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) save share

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.

About the Role

The Root, our site is looking for a Senior Reporter with a passionate interest in Black culture and the community to join our badass team. The right candidate will have creative ideas for interesting conversations we can drive through innovative content and be able to take on the news of the day with a point of view. On-camera experience is not required, but you should be comfortable participating in our active video program.


  • Ability to create clean, high-quality copy under tight deadlines
  • Experience with and a passion for original reporting — and a knack for pitching ideas that other publications aren't already chasing
  • Social media savvy, able to monitor Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit, and wherever else news for breaking and trending story opportunities can be found
  • Comfortable with data-driven storytelling
  • Quick learner with ability to perform well in high-pressure situations
  • Eager to experiment and create new story formats

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least four years experience working at a major digital or print outlet with strong coverage of the Black community
  • Be comfortable writing news, analysis, and enterprise stories
  • Have strong, well-argued opinion

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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