• Vox Media
  • $68,346.67 -143,160.00/year*
  • New York , NY
  • Entertainment
  • Full-Time
  • 172 W 104th St

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. Vox Media s editorial networks include Vox, The Verge, SB Nation, Eater, Polygon, Recode, and Curbed. Our diverse storytelling and advertising businesses include the Concert publisher-led marketplace, the Vox Creative brand studio, the Chorus publishing platform, and the company s entertainment division Vox Media Studios, which includes the Vox Media Podcast Network and Epic.

Eater, the national food and restaurant publication, seeks a Features Editor to oversee its current award-winning longform feature department which includes deeply reported stories, incisive cultural criticism, and penetrating essays and continue to take it in new directions with video and multimedia storytelling.

Eater's features department uses the world of food and restaurants as a prism to explore broader questions of culture, politics, economics, science, art, history, and humanity. This is an editorial position that does not require food or food media experience, but it does demand some knowledge of the food-writing landscape and a sustaining interest in food culture. Most important in our ideal candidate is meaningful experience editing longform non-fiction and a drive to cultivate and execute important, ambitious, beautiful stories that will continue Eater's mission of expanding the boundaries of food writing.

What you'll do:

  • Manage a full slate of feature pieces from start to finish, including soliciting pitches and making assignments, story shaping and line/query editing, overseeing long-lead investigative reporting, art management, production, liaising with copy editors and fact-checkers, and brainstorming social/engagement strategy
  • Work closely with the Executive Editor to set the strategy for the Features department, establishing goals and mapping out ways to achieve them
  • What you'll bring:

  • An absolute minimum of 3 years experience working with high-quality, long-format stories, and an understanding of the unique editorial demands of long-lead, feature-length pieces published on the web
  • A genuine passion for editing; a confident, thoughtful editorial style that inspires writers to do their best work; a consideration for both the writer's voice and the reader's experience; and an awareness of the differences in goal and approach when editing reported stories, essays, or opinion pieces
  • An uncanny ability to drill directly to the heart of any story, with a sharp structural eye for teasing out universals, strengthening arguments, and sharpening theses
  • An eye for spotting new talent, a deep rolodex of terrific writers, good freelancer bedside manner
  • Experience with the art/visual aspects of a story, a sense of layout, solid photographer and illustrator contacts
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects in various stages, maintain a budget, and manage freelance writers and editorial support
  • In your cover letter, in addition to explaining who you are and why you're great, please include links to a few feature-length or large-format multimedia stories you've edited and maybe one or two that you ve written, if that applies with explanations of your involvement and why you're proud of each piece, as well as links to three feature-length stories published in the last five years, from any publication, that you think are spectacular, with explanations of why you think they work.

    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.

    Associated topics: content, content writer, contributing editor, freelance writer, novel, on call, script, short story, story, vogue

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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