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Vox Media // combining media, content, tech & distribution
 
Media, Full Time    Remote/New York    Posted: Thursday, April 22, 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.

Copy editors at New York Magazine are responsible for ensuring pristine copy across the website & in the print magazine. The position requires a sharp eye for detail & the ability to catch every mistake of spelling, punctuation, grammar, & syntax. The copy editor must also have a passion for learning New York Magazine style & contributing to it.

The job is fast-paced & broad in scope, so agility & the ability to work under a tight deadline are key. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, thorough, & attuned to modern & colloquial languageand to the voice of the writer. You need to be a diplomatic, nimble collaborator who enjoys working with editors, other copy editors, & fact-checkers as well as the social-media, art & photo, & leadership teams.

This role is currently remote-only, & can either remain remote, or be based out of our New York once we reopen.

Responsibilities:

  • Copyedit a variety of stories & newsletters for all New York Magazine websites, correcting for spelling, punctuation, grammar, & syntax
  • Ensure articles are well written & logically structured, i.e., ensure clarity, accuracy, & flow in the story content
  • Help maintain house style & suggest updates to the style guide as needed

Requirements:

  • At least one year of experience copy editing a major print or digital publication
  • The ability to work quickly & accurately under pressure
  •  A strong eye for detail
  •  Fluency with online publishing & organizational tools
  •  Strong written communication skills & the ability to work both independently & as part of a team
  •  An understanding of the importance of language when covering topics like race, labor, & immigration
  • A readiness to both raise questions about style & content & to discuss & implement solutions to them

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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