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Vox Media // combining media, content, tech & distribution
 
Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
 
   
 
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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 is looking for a talented editor to join the team of our daily news podcast, Today, Explained. Today, Explained produces five episodes each week that offer an end-of-day perspective on the news. This is a high-pressure environment. Were looking for an editor with superlative storytelling skills who sees a daily deadline as a challenge & has a desire to lift up the work of a team of talented producers. 

What you'll do: 

Youll work closely with our host/senior editor to make good on Voxs mission to explain the news (and world) via Today, Explaineds unique approach to storytelling. A typical day will take you from a morning pitch meeting to prep revisions for the days show to longer-term editing on series programming to working with team members to develop episode arcs to line edits on that days show.

We are a collaborative team where everyone pitches in, & from time to time you will do everything from headline writing to producing a regular episode of the show to fact checking, & other tasks as needed. 

What youll bring:

  • Deep experience editing a daily news podcast, audio narratives, or audio for a news broadcast (or with a news focus) & working with producers to refine scripts & story flow
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a team of producers, an audio engineer & freelance staff in a daily production environment
  • Experience vetting show pitches & guiding the episode development process
  • A portfolio that demonstrates an ear for great tape & inventive approaches to audio storytelling
  • Ability to coach & develop host talent & producers
  • Proficiency in audio mixing in ProTools
  • Expert news judgment 
  • Effective at multitasking; flexibility to adapt to shifting news on short notice
  • A passion for explanatory journalism 
  • Creativity & a desire to push the boundaries, & be innovative

This is a full time position.

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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