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Vox Media // combining media, content, tech & distribution
Hybrid/New York City (US Only)    Posted: Monday, August 01, 2022
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New York Magazine obsessively chronicles the ideas, people, & cultural events that are forever reshaping our world. The New York brand includes the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print, & six thriving verticals: Intelligencer, delivering national news & sharp commentary on politics, business, technology, & media; the Cut, covering the conversations that matter most to women today; Vulture, the premier destination for culture news, criticism, & service; the Strategist, dedicated to shopping the internet smartly; Curbed, covering cities & city life; & Grub Street, home to food news & authoritative restaurant criticism.


For only the third time in its 54-year history, New York is hiring a restaurant critic. We are looking for an obsessive eater with strong & grounded opinions;  a stylish writer with range, ambition & discernment; & someone motivated to be the readers trusted guide through the citys ever-evolving food landscape. This is an opportunity to reinvent restaurant criticism for a new era of New York City dining, & to bring a distinctive voice to the magazines award-winning food coverage.

As a community of journalists & storytellers, business professionals, creators & technologists, we believe it is a moral & business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, & inclusion throughout our organization & media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, & our platforms, products, & partnerships.


  • Write a weekly restaurant reviewoften of an individual restaurant but also knowing when is the right time to break form
  • Closely monitor restaurant trends, sniff out new spots worth covering & characters worth profiling
  • Develop critical authority  & guide readers through the most interesting additions to the restaurant landscape & when appropriate write sweepingly about restaurant culture 
  • Work with the Grub Street team to contribute story ideas & spot coverage opportunities
  • Oversee & largely write an annual Where to Eat section of the print magazine


  • A few years experience writing about food & restaurants 
  • A deep familiarity with New York City & its dining scene
  • An enthusiasm for eating out  constantly

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! Weve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, & sommeliers who became writers.


This job is Hybrid. Were dedicated to the health & wellbeing of all of our employees, & when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.



This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.

This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the Company & The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO.


Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves & create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products & services come from people with all manner of backgrounds & experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work & sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights & best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency & communication. Learn more about our values here, & our approach to corporate citizenship here

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer & qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to 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. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (


Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, & how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.

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