Features Editor United States
Company: Vox Media
Vox Media employees thrive on innovation and change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, and improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology and the world around them. Vox Media’s networks and businesses include SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode & Code Conferences, Polygon, Concert, Chorus, Vox Creative, Vox Entertainment, and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
The Verge is seeking a Features Editor to oversee longform and special editorial projects. As the Features Editor, you will produce cover stories that elevate the ambition of our team and brand, and that delight and surprise our audience. Your work will push The Verge forward.
Features have been a core part of our editorial program since we launched in 2011. From high-stakes capers, to inside stories and investigations of the world’s most influential technology companies, our features program has published works of remarkable journalism. As the Features Editor, you will continue this tradition, and reignite The Verge’s passion for telling great stories.
What you’ll do:
You will be responsible for delivering on the promise of The Verge to our audience. You will hunt for powerful stories at intersection of technology, science, and culture, always keeping an eye toward our inexorable future. And you will work with our talented team of editors, videographers, and artists to conceive of new ways to tell stories to our massive audience, across our distributed multimedia channels.
What you’ll bring:
Our ideal candidate has a mastery of editorial and organizational skills, a strong and diverse network of freelancers (including great writers and artists) and expertise in running a features program. You will work with our talented internal team, but you will also be responsible for bringing exciting and unique outside voices and ideas to our front page. Hopefully your work will win an award, or two.
- 3+ years of experience editing longform or running a features program
- Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage several long-term projects at once
- A fiercely creative mind and a talent for identifying great stories
- A track record of assigning and editing stories that perform online
If this describes you, please submit: a cover letter that includes links to three features you've assigned and edited, and a resume.
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.