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23 Jun 2022

Temporary PT, Weekend Editor

VoxMediaRecruitment – Posted by VoxMediaRecruitment Anywhere

Job Description

WHO WE ARE

Vox.com, Politics and Policy team

Vox.com brings clarity to audiences. We cover politics and policy, technology, culture, identity, science, health, and an array of other topics.

Vox.com is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what’s now, what’s next, and what’s 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 YOU’LL DO

Vox.com is looking for a weekend editor to join our team. This editor will be responsible for guiding the site’s coverage and managing a recurring weekend writer each Saturday and Sunday.

The ideal candidate will have a deep interest in politics, policy, and world news, but will also be comfortable assigning and editing stories that center on identity, science, health, and culture. Our weekend the team may need to explain democratic backsliding in Europe one weekend; the next, how a natural disaster is affecting the residents of a given state; the next the ways a given Democratic state is navigating the end of Roe; and the next the fallout of a massive breaking news event — anything from a mass shooting to a peace deal.

The work is often fast paced — speed, accuracy, and flexibility are important: Our weekend team is the first to respond to major news that breaks on weekends.

This is a part-time position that requires working full days (8 am ET to 5 pm ET) on weekends.

Your duties will include:

  • Select and assign stories using news judgment and analytical tools
  • Edit at least one story by the weekend writer each Saturday and Sunday, occasionally editing pieces filed by weekday writers on weekends
  • Assist writers in:
    • Developing sharp frames that fit into Vox’s story approaches/formats,
    • Creating ledes that emphasize clarity,
    • Thinking through story structure
    • Crafting strong headlines
  • Choose tasteful and news appropriate lead and embedded photos
  • Create social copy (for Twitter and Facebook), and work with social media editors as necessary on sharing work via other social media sites
  • Collaborate with the weekend copy editor on style, standards, and scheduling
  • Learn to interpret our metrics platform, and use that information to make assignments
  • Work with other editors and writers across the site during events requiring special coverage (i.e., a weekend legislative session, a natural disaster, national emergency)
  • Write distinctive stories during the week that bring clarity to major global and Washington events
  •  Assist politics/policy editors with staff and freelance copy

WHO YOU ARE

We’re looking for someone with:

  • 1-2 years editing and writing experience
  • Strong news judgment
  • An analytical nature, and a creative approach to angles
  • A knack for crafting concise, engaging headlines
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Passion for world, politics, and policy news
  • Excellent communication and managerial skills

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’ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.

 

WHERE YOU’LL WORK

This job is flex. We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees. We  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. Regardless of where the candidate lives, they’ll be required to work on eastern time — 8 am ET to 5 pm ET each weekend.

 

WHY VOX MEDIA?

WHAT WE OFFER

This is a temporary, part-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

OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT

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

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).

 

WHAT COMES NEXT

Please include a brief description of how you’d approach the job, and 3-5 clips in your application/cover letter.

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

How to Apply

Please apply to our site here

Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 86 days.

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