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Eater is looking for an experienced reporter & editor to lead its Boston city site, one of its marquee publications. The Eater Boston editor guides day-to-day coverage of the site & its overall sensibility, including its mix of news stories, service-focused maps & guides, & features. They are responsible for audience growth & engagement as well as impact & relevance in the community. The editor will have the drive to continue Eaters reputation for furthering conversations about the restaurant industry & dining culture in Boston. They have the ability to predict vs. react to the news cycle; features should proactively examine narratives that are unexpected & important to Bostons food scene & the people within it. Stories should not all focus on one area or subject: the editor should have the range to cover the bar & hospitality industries, COVID policy changes, & labor & social justice stories. The role also includes assigning, editing, & packaging freelance pieces; taking ownership of high-touch service maps like the Eater 38; & scheduling/strategizing for social media & the Eater Boston newsletter.

Eater, the national food publication with outlets across North America & the UK, is at the forefront of reporting on the restaurant industry, shaping food culture with its award-winning journalism & programming, & telling people where to eat with its beloved maps & guides.

Eater is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about whats now, whats next, & whats possible.

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.



  • Have a vision of the food & restaurant culture in Boston & Eaters place in it
  • Write or assign out & edit all of the sites content, including daily news, maps & service content, features, & other reporting
  • Edit & manage a small group of freelancers, & periodically recruit & develop new writers & contributors to ensure a diverse mix of voices reflecting the demographics of your city
  • Create & assign an editorial calendar incorporating news stories, service content, & reviews, including planning longer lead features, trend stories, & packages
  • Oversee production & strategy for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & newsletters for Eater Boston, keeping in line with Eater's standards
  • Ensure all copy onsite is copy-edited & meets our style guide & editorial standards
  • Ensure all posts are SEO optimized & that headlines meet our standards
  • Track openings & develop sources including chefs, restaurateurs, relevant spokespeople, & alternative sources for coverage as needed
  • Direct coverage of the unveiling crisis surrounding COVID-19 & its impact on the Boston restaurant community
  • Participate in cross-brand promotional efforts & collaboration with the national team as communicated by other team managers when needed
  • Occasionally appear on panels, radio, & other public appearance as appropriate for the brand



  • Experience in journalism, particularly in breaking daily news, developing sources, covering a beat, & editing other writers
  • A vision for ambitious storytelling
  • Comfort with cold calling & a sense of urgency surrounding the fast pace of digital news
  • A drive to continue Eaters reputation as the number one source furthering the conversations about the restaurant world in your city.
  • A drive to predict vs. react to the news cycle; an ability to create proactive vs. reactive narratives about the restaurant industry
  • Attention to detail, news judgement, story packaging, & careful eye for accuracy
  • Interest in digital headline writing, analytics, & social media publishing
  • A love for restaurants & knowledge of the local scene & at the very least a voracious hunger to become an expert in the industry

Bonus points for: 

  • Experience covering business, real estate, the restaurant industry, or legal matters
  • Experience with photography & article layout
  • Experience with writing and/or editing long-lead, high-touch feature stories

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! We would love to have a chat & see if you could be a great addition to our team. Weve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, & sommeliers who became writers.



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



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 (



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