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NY    Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019
 
   
 
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Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. Known for building the best media brands & the technology that enables them, we are committed to building a better future for the industry & getting the future of media right. Vox Medias editorial networks include Vox, The Verge, SB Nation, Eater, Polygon, Recode, & Curbed. Our diverse storytelling & advertising businesses include the Concert publisher-led marketplace, the Vox Creative brand studio, the Chorus publishing platform, & the companys entertainment division Vox Media Studios, which includes the Vox Media Podcast Network & Epic.

Recode is launching a first-of-its kind, thrice-weekly podcast to explain the most important tech news of the week. Grounded in Recodes personality & authority, the show will deliver in-depth stories on how technology is changing everything. We simply can no longer escape the future hurtling toward us, which is why understanding the technologies shaping our lives & the companies creating & profiting off them is fundamental to understanding the world we live in & the way we live in it.

What you'll do:

Youll play multiple roles, working closely with the Host & Executive Producer to conceptualize each days programming, coming up with smart pitches, booking & interviewing guests, constructing the segments, editing & scoring an episode, & possibly reporting segments yourself. The right person for this position is delighted by the idea of innovating on foundational news formats like the standard two-way, & has demonstrated a knack for taking unexpected approaches to curiosity-driven stories.

You also bring a critical view of the tech news landscape, seeking out nuanced & under-the-radar angles behind the latest headlines. You have strong inclinations about the right time to surface emerging technology trends & explain their relevance to a general interest audience. Ideally, you have a sophisticated understanding of internet culture, & can zoom out from the latest Twitter spats & meme-fueled fads to ask smart questions about whats on the horizon as social media & digital platforms evolve.

Whether youre a tech enthusiast or a tech skeptic (or both), we expect that youll bring a strong perspective that will shape the shows tone & style over time. In this role, youll work closely with the a team to establish the shows format.

This is a full-time position based in New York.

What youll bring:

  • Significant experience creating audio stories as part of a fast-moving, collaborative team under deadline pressure
  • A portfolio that demonstrates an ear for great tape & inventive approaches to audio storytelling
  • A highly organized & dogged approach to landing bookings on a fast turnaround
  • Experience scripting & editing compelling, curiosity-driven stories or segments
  • A track record of developing stories that draw on diverse perspectives/source lists
  • Proficiency in audio mixing in ProTools
  • A passion for explanatory journalism & tech stories
  • Creativity & a desire to push the boundaries, & be innovative

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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