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Vox Media // combining media, content, tech & distribution
Media, Full Time    New York, New York    Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 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

Eaters national site is looking for a staff writer who will keenly focus on the ins & outs of food in day-to-day news & culture coverage. This writer will be one of Eater's key voices in explaining, analyzing, & telling stories about food & drink, from next-minute reactions & second-day analysis to more in-depth features, defining the perspective of the brand on what we consume in restaurants, on grocery store shelves, on TV & beyond. In short, this writer will focus on the food part of food culture.

What youll do:

  • Work closely with the daily editor & rest of the .com news team to identify potential stories & food-driven story angles, & apply an Eater-driven approach to food coverage
  • Write stories of all lengths & scopes, from pieces that illuminate breaking news to voice-y, opinionated blog posts to enlightening explainers to more in-depth, reported coverage
  • Generate ideas for & execute on rubrics, formats, & other storytelling tools to talk about, examine, & explain food including specific dishes & traditions, how theyre made, & how they fit into culture & all in a way that is consistent with the Eater brand
  • Help define the way that Eater talks about food, food products, & the culture of cooking
  • NOT write about home cooking recipes

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is a writer driven by an intense curiosity & meticulous nearly to a fault who can write with intelligence, verve, irreverence, & humor
  • Is knowledgeable about the world of food technical knowledge of dishes, recipes, & cooking, is a plus
  • Is a font of ideas a true creative mind
  • Is looking to evolve the ways that food media writes about food, the culture of food, & the people who make it
  • Enjoys the two-way street of the editor-writer relationship
  • Adapts well to change
  • Is really, truly not looking for a gig writing recipes or about home cooking, because this is not that

*This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild of America, East.

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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