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.
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We’re looking for a talented News Editor to run The Verge’s weekend edition.
As our weekend News Editor, you’ll be single handedly responsible for hitting the news crucial to The Verge’s readers on Saturdays and Sundays. On three weekdays of your choice, you’ll also join a team of reporters and editors racing to publish the sharpest angles and best analysis on the essential tech news of the day, keeping our savvy audience informed and delighted.
Candidates should have a fierce passion for consumer technology news; you should feel a constant need to know what’s happening in the world of platforms and gadgets, and a desire to deliver the best story before anyone else. Do you spend your weekends on Twitter dissecting the news? We’d love to chat! We’re looking for someone who’s excited to watch news feeds, vet stories, deliver sharp headlines and angles, and who can switch gears at a moment’s notice to put breaking news on the site themselves.
Ideal candidates will have substantial experience in either editing short-form news stories, self-publishing, or both. The ability to identify and write a great lede is a must.
What you’ll do:
- Gather stories from news feeds and spot breaking news across a wide array of sources
- Curate our front page on weekends
- Write news
- Edit news stories from both seasoned reporters and junior writers
What you’ll bring:
- Journalism experience, particularly on fast-twitch breaking stories
- The ability to operate all on your own and enmeshed with a larger team.
- A love for breaking news
- Passion for The Verge’s core coverage areas of technology and science and culture
About working at Vox Media:
This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild of America, East
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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