TELECOMMUTE – US National
Title: Executive Editor, Vox.com
Remote (US Only)
Vox is looking for an executive editor who will work with the editor-in-chief to oversee Vox’s text newsroom. This editor will have a clear interest in Vox’s mission, which is to empower people with the information and insight they need to understand the world around them.
Vox prides itself on writing for the public, helping people live better lives, embracing nuance in our stories while ensuring we provide moral clarity, and tackling complex ideas and narratives in an approachable way. This editor should believe in this mission-driven approach.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled editor and leader with a clear sense of how to elevate stories, develop talent, and ensure diverse perspectives are represented in our work. They must have excellent leadership, communication, and feedback skills and experience leading large editorial teams.
This editor will oversee a largely remote group of journalists and should have the desire and ability to manage a hybrid newsroom.
The executive editor will work closely with the editor-in-chief to elevate Vox’s coverage and make sure each story lives up to the organization’s high standards
WHO WE ARE
Vox.com candidly shepherd audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters.
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
Manage editorial directors and section editors who run large, distributed teams of writers
Lead and coordinate coverage across sections during major breaking news moments
Ensure all stories meet Vox’s high standards and work with the editorial directors to shape and guide our coverage
Oversee our story lineup by running our morning meetings
Have a deep understanding of Vox’s editorial strategy and align our work to meet those goals
Mentor and coach our ambitious team as they execute our editorial strategy and grow their skills
Work with the audience team, audio, video, and other editors across the Vox newsroom
WHO YOU ARE
You have …
A clear leadership philosophy that facilitates a strong, generous, inclusive newsroom culture
A deep appreciation for journalism that seeks to reach the public, those who want a deeper understanding of the news and want it delivered in an approachable way
A commitment to grow Vox’s diversity and inclusion efforts
An ambitious appetite for strong, distinctive work
Excellent communication skills
A desire to grow your skills as a leader
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.
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