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Vox Media // combining media, content, tech & distribution
Media, Full Time    NY    Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019
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Vox Media employees thrive on innovation & change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, & improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology & the world around them. Vox Medias networks & businesses include SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode & Code Conferences, Polygon, Concert, Chorus, Vox Creative, Vox Entertainment, & the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Vox - Vox Medias general news network - is a user's guide to the news, helping audiences make sense of everything from the 2020 presidential race to Game of Thrones. We are striving to create the single best resource for news consumers anywhere with thorough explanatory journalism.

Recode is the internets premier destination for coverage of the ideas, leaders, & trends driving the tech industry. With unparalleled access to Silicon Valley & Sand Hill Road, Recode gets inside the minds of tech visionaries & investors, never sacrificing insight for access. Whether it is Kara Swisher interviewing Mark Zuckerberg on the Recode Decode podcast or Silicon Valley tech titans debating ethics at a Code event, Recode is talking to the people who are changing the world.

These two powerhouse brands are looking for an experienced deputy editor to help lead Recode as it moves to its new home on Vox. We see an incredible opportunity to cover technology & its effect on our politics, our minds, & our culture. We are looking for a deputy editor who is obsessed with the ways good & bad that technology is changing our world. You would be responsible for assigning & developing daily stories, editing must-read, & distinctive explanatory technology coverage. This role will involve working directly with people like Kara Swisher, Peter Kafka, Ezra Klein & others to tell the biggest technology stories of our day.

This editor will report to Recodes editor, & will work closely with other Vox editors. At Vox, editors collaborate.They brainstorm with colleagues to cover big stories from multiple angles. We expect technology coverage to be a signature area for Vox in the coming years, & this role is an important position in the newsroom. You will also work with Recode podcast producers, conference organizers & others, & play a role in growing the Recode brand.

What you'll do:

  • Assign & edit multiple stories per day from a diverse team of tech reporters
  • Conceive of impact pieces & work with high-profile writers & explanatory columnists to bring those stories to life
  • Think strategically about tech coverage & help guide editorial priorities

What you'll bring:

  • Desire to create innovative, impactful journalism
  • Strong reporting background & experience with technology coverage, along with a unique vision for a new approach to the industry
  • Demonstrated ability to bring analysis & sharp angles to technology stories
  • Clear understanding of the fast speed of web journalism & the importance of careful editing
  • Strong execution & communication skills
  • Concise & clever headline writing skills
  • A sharp eye for SEO & social media savvy
  • Experience with explanatory journalism a plus

Vox values thinkers, creators, & obsessives from all backgrounds. We encourage those with diverse & nontraditional experience to apply.

This position is based in New York City.

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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