Senior Editor, Culture & Features at Vox Media

Location: Remote, US
Salary: $113,000 Annually
Benefits: Career Development
| Full-time | High-paying
Vox Media

Title: Senior Editor, Culture & Features

Location: Remote (US Only)

Category: Vox.com

Job Description:

Vox is hiring a Senior Editor for our Culture and Features team. Were looking for a versatile journalist who is passionate and knowledgeable about a wide swath of culture coverage, encompassing entertainment, consumerism, and service journalism. We take these subjects seriously, and our approach is rooted in expertise, creativity, and inclusivity.

This Editor will help oversee our culture coverage. They will assign and edit news, explainers, and feature stories that tackle cultural conversations in an approachable way; topics include TV, movies, books, music, celebrity culture, and consumer trends. The ideal candidate is a generalist who is eager to distill distinctive angles and arguments, can see stories hidden in plain sight, and has a knack for identifying the most important stories that Vox should not just add clarity to, but push forward. They will guide reporters in their thinking about what drives our culture from what we read to what we buy and how different audiences respond to it.

This Editor will also lead our service coverage, under the Even Better vertical. We offer a broad conception of service journalism, providing actionable advice to readers and aiming to answer existential questions about big, fraught topics related to how to lead a good life. Our core areas of service coverage are: mental and physical health, relationships and community, and work and money.

WHO WE ARE

Vox candidly shepherds audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters.

Vox 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, and whats possible.

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

WHAT YOULL DO

  • Work with the editorial director and other team editors to shape Voxs culture coverage, using an explanatory lens to break down complicated stories in a clear, creative, and compelling way for the general interest reader
  • Lead Even Better, Voxs service journalism vertical
  • Manage and edit a team of staff reporters
  • Assign and edit freelance assignments as needed
  • Work collaboratively with other writers on the culture team, as well as reporters, editors, podcast producers, and video producers across the newsroom on one-off stories and larger editorial projects

WHO YOU ARE

  • Knowledge and curiosity about culture writ large, and a passion for digging into the details
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of reporters
  • Demonstrated experience assigning and editing culture news and features, as well as service journalism
  • Strong story judgment and editing skills
  • The ability to help reporters uncover key insights in complex topics, and to find the best frame for their stories
  • A diverse bench of reporters and experts to draw upon, plus a willingness to always be expanding that roster

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, and sommeliers who became writers.

WHERE YOULL WORK

This job is remote.

WHY VOX MEDIA?

WHAT WE OFFER

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.

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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 (recruitment@voxmedia.com).

PAY TRANSPARENCY

The salary range listed below represents the minimum and maximum base pay for this position at the time of this posting. Final salary offered to the candidate selected for the position will be based on factors including but not limited to the candidate’s skills and experience.

Pay Range

$113,000$124,000 USD

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