Editorial Engineer, SBN at Vox Media (Remote)

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SB Nation is looking for a talented and creative Editorial Engineer to work directly with the vast SB Nation editorial team. You will have the opportunity to work on the next iteration of our digital presence, from impactful features, newsletters and editorial interfaces, to games, interactive storytelling elements, and more, reaching our audience of millions around the world.

Since we were founded in 2005, SB Nation has invested in design and interactive storytelling to bring our journalism to life. Our Editorial Engineer will be embedded in our editorial team as part of our product team, and will collaborate closely with our editors, writers, and designers to launch even more ambitious storytelling products than ever before.

The ideal candidate will help enhance our storytelling through creative uses of code on both a site and story basis. As we grow, there will be an opportunity to grow with us and develop products within our core journalism offerings.

WHO WE ARE

Vox Media is 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.

SB Nation is the largest independent sports media brand, consisting of SBNation.com, Secret Base, MMAFighting, OutSports and more than 280 fan-centric team communities.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
  • Collaborate and communicate with designers, reporters and editors in identifying and executing the best visual opportunities for our stories.
  • Work closely with our designers to build innovative and impactful features.
  • Work closely with designers to explore new tooling and capabilities.
  • Ensure stories are functional and high performing across a variety of devices and distribution platforms (Apple News, etc).
  • Ensure stories meet best practices in relation to Core Web Vitals and accessibility.
  • Interface with centralized product leads, designers and engineers.
  • Pitch, research, and create unique data-driven stories.
  • Be a strong voice for moving storytelling beyond text.
  • Use code to produce interactive and experimental journalism.
  • Experiment with new methods of visual storytelling and aesthetics, and surprise us with new ways of looking at things. 
  • Mentors designers and members of our team interested in learning CSS and Sass.

WHO YOU ARE
  • Expertise with HTML, CSS and JS
  • Experience with web page performance, accessibility, and responsive user experiences
  • Experience working  in content management systems
  • Experience with static site generators
  • Familiarity with common frameworks
  • Experience with versioning tools such as Git
  • Genuine curiosity and love about tech, sports, and the way they relate to the average person
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work and collaborate with a team remotely
  • Great documentation skills
  • An appreciation of the balance between strong convictions and pragmatic engineering
Bonus points for:
  • Experience working with journalists
  • Being a big sports fan
  • An enthusiasm on subjects that might include typography, lazy-loading, privacy, caching, or obscure CSS selectors

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 remote. We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing 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 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 ([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 31 open jobs at Vox Media, click here.
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