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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 an Associate Archival Producer for the third season of our Netflix documentary series Explained. This person will work closely with the Archival Producer & post-production teams to support our shows visual storytelling while ensuring all third-party material is properly cleared for air.

As part of the two-person archival team, you will be tasked with sourcing, acquiring, & keeping track of everything from historical newsreels to tweets on deadline & on budget. Day-to-day work will be split between researching archival material & coordinating detailed rights & clearances reviews of episodes. So the right candidate should love digging through archives, finding that perfect video or image, & doing detective work hunting down copyright holders. But the person also needs to be incredibly organized, with good juggling skills, since we have multiple episodes in production at any one time, each with unique & evolving archival needs. 

In many ways, archival is the heart of this show. So the ideal candidate should also have a strong sense for story, a keen eye for visuals, an interest in a wide range of subjects, & a love of collaboration in a fast-paced TV environment. Fast learners, please apply! 

The job will be full-time for a year, & currently remote -- although in 2021, we hope to move back into our NYC office.

What youll do:

  • Locate & source archival material for Producers, Editors, & Graphics team
  • Screen episodes for clearance concerns & and complete detailed cue sheets
  • Keep track of costs & process invoices/receipts
  • Create & compile paper deliverables

What youll bring:

  • At least one year of experience in a fast-paced television environment
  • Experience working with major archival vendors
  • Basic knowledge of rights & clearances / licensing
  • Uncompromising organizational instinct
  • Proactive, empathetic approach to solving problems

Please submit your application by Thursday, July 23. 

This position is represented by a labor union & covered by one or more collective bargaining agreements. 

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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