Senior News Editor

Vox Media

Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 04/30/2021
  • Website: voxmedia.com
  • Company Address: 1201 Connecticut Avenue Northwest 11th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036

About Vox Media

Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. Known for building the best media brands and the technology that enables them, we are committed to building a better future for the industry — and getting the future of media right.

Job Description

As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations and influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print, we tell stories that affect our audience's daily lives and entertain as much as they inform.

Our portfolio features influential and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street and Recode. Off-platform, the Vox Media Podcast Network offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts, and Vox Media Studios produces and distributes the award-winning nonfiction shows. Powered by innovative technology that scales quality, the Chorus publishing platform and Concert advertising marketplace answer the always-changing needs of modern audiences, creators and marketers.

Vox Media has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Media,” an Inc. “Company of the Year,” Digiday’s “Best Company for Parents,” and one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.

The Verge is seeking a Senior News Editor to operate our industry-leading technology news team. As the Senior News Editor, you and your team will constantly be on the hunt for breaking news, bringing our audience essential information with The Verge’s distinctive voice and point of view. You will be responsible for leading the pace of the newsroom, which drives The Verge’s entire operation. 

We’re looking specifically for a candidate with expert knowledge on the core consumer technology products and services that we cover on a daily basis.

You will engage our news process from start-to-finish, including vetting stories, assigning work, editing, and publishing. You will also help train and develop The Verge’s next generation of writers by teaching them how to write with our trademark style, tone, and ruthless eye for detail. Most of all, you will model veteran news writing to our staff by writing stories yourself on a daily basis with strong angles, clean copy, and strong factual accuracy.

Our ideal candidate has a deep and sophisticated knowledge of consumer technology, excellent editing skills, and writing expertise. You will work with our news team and other senior editors on our tech team to set The Verge’s daily coverage plan. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Lead The Verge's newsroom -- dedicated to identifying, vetting, prioritizing, assigning, editing and publishing the most essential tech news each day
  • Program the front page of The Verge to dazzle and delight
  • Attack the news with sharp angles and punchy headlines
  • Run a tight ship, maintaining our high bar for quality
  • Coordinate with other news editors to ensure authoritative coverage 24/7
  • Help manage a small team of dedicated news writers and editors
  • Lead by example, writing and blogging some each day
  • Be a senior voice at The Verge guiding our coverage into the future

The ideal candidate will have:  

  • 5+ years of experience running tech news at a fast-paced website
  • Deep knowledge of and passion for consumer technology
  • A finely tuned news sense across other Verge coverage areas as well, such as online platforms, games, and entertainment
  • The ability to transform complex ideas into interesting and understandable stories, with an eye toward the audience’s interests and needs
  • Speedy blogging ability
  • Experience with embargoes, tradeshows, and live events
  • A love for breaking news
  • Relentless desire to beat the competition 

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 for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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.

About working at Vox Media:

This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and 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 and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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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