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Benefits @ Gawker Media

We offer our full-time US-based employees a robust benefits package, including:

Fully paid medical insurance
For employees in our New York Office, we cover 100% of the premiums for our standard level of medical insurance plan, including coverage for domestic partners, spouses, and families. Outside of New York, we cover the great majority of coverage for all groups.


Life insurance and short/long term disability insurance is 100% covered by Gawker. Employees can choose to purchase dental, vision or supplemental life/disability insurance.

Time off when you need it — and a sabbatical after four years.
PTO, Personal Day, Sick Days? Doesn't matter: we don't formally track time off — take time off when you need it in consultation with your Manager.


After four years of continuous employment, employees are eligible for a sabbatical — one month paid time off, in addition to whatever time off you'd otherwise take that year.

401k with 3% Gawker contribution
We'll help you save for the future with a 401k plan. And after one year, we'll contribute 3% of your entire compensation, on top of any contributions you make.


Gorgeous SoHo office with weekly breakfast and lunch and regular staff events
Time Out New York called our 10,000 sq ft headquarters one of the best offices in New York City. We provide breakfast and lunch to all staff in the New York office once a week. During warmer months, our 5,000 sq ft roof deck is home from everything from meetings to movie screenings. (Ask about the Entertainment Committee!) We also give you access to discounts at everywhere from Zipcar to local SoHo restaurants.

Stay Healthy
We'll help you stay healthy by subsidizing a significant amount of your Equinox or New York Sports Club membership. Not a member of Equinox or NYSC? We'll reimburse you up to $50 per month for a gym or yoga studio of your choice.


Cell Phone Reimbursement
We reimburse every employee for their cell phone plan, up to $80 per month.

Commuter Benefits Program
Have money deducted directly from your pay check on a pre-tax basis (saving you 25% to 40%, depending on your tax rate), which you can use for public transit and parking costs.


Referral Bonus
Many of our best employees come from referrals. Refer a friend to an open position and get $1,500 after 90 days.

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