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Vox Media // combining media, content, tech & distribution
Media, Full Time    New York, New York    Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020
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As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations & influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, & print, we tell stories that affect our audience's daily lives & entertain as much as they inform.

Our portfolio features influential & respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street & Recode. Off-platform, the Vox Media Podcast Network offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts, & Vox Media Studios produces & distributes the award-winning nonfiction shows. Powered by innovative technology that scales quality, the Chorus publishing platform & Concert advertising marketplace answer the always-changing needs of modern audiences, creators & marketers.

Vox Media has been named one of Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies in Media, an Company of the Year, Digidays Best Company for Parents, & one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign

Vox Media employees thrive on innovation & change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, & improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology & the world around them. The Vox Media house of networks includes industry-leading media forces like SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode, & Polygon, & reaches an audience of hundreds of millions, generating over a billion content views each month.

Eater is looking for an experienced editor to contribute to two sections on Reports, where original reporting emphasizes the sites obsessions (food, restaurants, & how the culture of dining out touches all aspects of living in the modern world), & Travel, which identifies smart, servicey, & enlightening stories taking root in destinations around the world. These two sections focusing on in-depth, insightful coverage drive Eaters overall mission to lead the conversation in the food & dining space, & this editing role will help identify, then execute, those stories.

What youll do:

  • Work closely with the editor, travel editor, & the rest of the team to generate story ideas that will inform, fascinate, & surprise our audience
  • Assign pieces that fall under Eater.coms reports & travel sections, working directly with both staff & freelance writers to turn their ideas into Eater stories
  • Edit stories, at the cadence of roughly two published pieces per week, taking ideas from assignment to line edit, & through social media brainstorming & copy edit
  • Bring in an existing, diverse rolodex of writers to add to our mix, & continue to develop emerging voices
  • Jump in to edit other packages on the editorial calendar, on an as-needed basis

Our ideal candidate

  • Has at least three years experience in an editing role
  • Has an ear for what makes a great story, particularly when it comes to identifying unexpected angles or undercovered subjects
  • Thrives on the challenge of editing stories, from pulling out buried narratives to re-arranging structure, always with the readers benefit in mind
  • Enjoys the two-way street of the editor-writer relationship
  • Communicates clearly, thoughtfully, & empathetically
  • Is a creative but meticulous thinker & editor

About working at Vox Media:

This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefitsincluding flexible hours & generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees & to ensure that our healthcare & other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging & funand who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds & everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer & does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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