VICE started in 1994 as a newsprint monthly in Montreal & is now a global youth media company that includes print, events, music, online, television, & feature film divisions that operates in over 30 countries. Life is VICEs health, wellness, & lifestyle section.
Vice Life is looking for a motivated & talented writer to create reported & service pieces on at least one, & ideally more than one, of the following beats:
- Health, wellness, & self-care
- Sex & relationships
- Work, money, & personal finance
The candidate should have a proven ability to report & synthesize facts & science with emerging trends, an aim to guide the conversation around their beats, & a sincere desire to help our audience make sense of their bodies, lives, & interactions with the world. They should have an approachable voice & a flair for explaining tricky or complex concepts in a grounded way to a casual audience.
Staff writers with Vice Life are expected to develop high-impact coverage across a beat or set of beats. They are expected to synthesize reporting, explanations, & narratives in formats that range from blogs, to longer-lead reports & service pieces, to feature work. Staff writers must be attentive to their impact within their coverage areas, & ideally can be nimble & open to adjusting their approach & tone for a variety of coverage styles.
An ability to find insightful, unique, or otherwise exclusive stories is essential to success in the role. The ideal candidate has an understanding of what makes a Vice story, & also will bring a fresh perspective to help us in our mission of explaining the world around us.
A general knowledge of the wide range of topics the Vice Health, Drugs, & Money verticals cover is a must. Candidates must also be excited about telling stories in multimedia formats & should be able to report stories that could translate well to visual or video formats across social media. Most importantly, we're looking for an energetic, hardworking writer who is committed to doing the forward-thinking work Vice is known for.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Working with editors to develop a set of beats that resonate with our audience
- Finding & pitching innovative angles with timely stories & short posts
- Balancing quick blogs, mid-length reported or service pieces, & feature work to maintain a healthy metabolism of pieces on the site
- Working with other staff writers & editors on theme weeks & reporting projects
- Strong, approachable writing voice
- Ability to write & report posts quickly as needed
- Excellent reporting & time management skills
- Professional experience using a CMS
- A previous position on a websites editorial staff
VICE offers a comprehensive benefits & compensation package that is commensurate with experience & abilities. VICE editorial staff is represented by the Writers Guild of America East, a labor union representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media & broadcast news.
VICE editorial staff is represented by the Writers Guild of America East, a labor union representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media & broadcast news.
Equal Employment Opportunities: VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create & maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion & diversity. At VICE, we understand that inclusion & diversity is a major benefit to our employees, our readers & viewers, & our company culture. We treat all applicants & employees fairly without regard to age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity & expression, marital status & partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking & sex offenses, status as a veteran or active military service member, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
VICE requires that all employees have proper authorization to work in the U.S. Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.
Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the New York City Fair Chance Act or other applicable laws.
*Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without a reasonable accommodation. The requirements & essential functions described above are not an exhaustive list & instead are meant to describe the general nature & level of work required of the job. VICE reserves the right to modify the essential functions of this position where a legitimate business exists.