Writer, The Strategist at Vox Media (Remote)

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WHO WE ARE

The Strategist 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.

The Strategist is seeking a Writer who will write authoritative shopping and e-commerce stories and can confidently break down complex topics and technical information for readers in a conversational, accessible way. A companion to New York Magazine's award-winning print section of the same name, The Strategist offers rigorously vetted articles to help readers navigate the vast online shopping landscape. Our goal is to find the stuff out there that is actually worth buying — essential products that are really good and that we fully believe in —alongside the things you never knew you needed.

What You’ll Do

  • Write and/or update 5 stories per week, most of which require a combination of interviewing experts, testing products on your own, and providing expert analysis on a product category
  • Closely monitor shopping trends, product launches, and consumer habits, especially in a particular category or beat, and pitch relevant stories
  • Work on 1-2 long-lead ambitious projects a year
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by editors

Who You Are

  • 2+ years of professional journalism experience, especially e-commerce and/or service journalism
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong and fast-paced writing skills for a digital publication
  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn, the Strategist’s voice and approach to service journalism
  • Familiarity with researching and writing about technical topics preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with smart home tech and/or small household appliances preferred, but not required

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 well being of all of our employees, and when we reopen, will 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.

WHY VOX MEDIA?WHAT WE OFFER

This is a permanent, full-time position. This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the Company and The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO. 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.

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 ([email protected]).

WHAT COMES NEXT

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.



More Information on Vox Media
Vox Media operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in Washington, WA. Vox Media was founded in 2011. It has 996 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 19 open jobs at Vox Media, click here.
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