Managing Editor, CAFE
WHO WE ARE
CAFE, part of the Vox Media Podcast Network, explores how law and justice intersect with every aspect of our society. CAFE’s portfolio of shows includes the award-winning podcast Stay Tuned with Preet hosted by former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and CAFE co-founder Preet Bharara. CAFE also offers a collection of exclusive podcasts, including the CAFE Insider podcast hosted by Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance, newsletters, events, and online content through its innovative CAFE Insider membership program.
Vox Media Studios is one of the leading independent studios producing premium non-fiction and scripted programming for television, OTT, podcasts, films, and brand partners. Vox Media Studios is an Emmy-nominated full-service production studio that works both independently and in partnership with Vox Media’s category-leading editorial networks to extend the company’s storytelling capabilities to the most relevant modern platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+, YouTube Originals, HBO, and CNN. Vox Media Studios is also home to the award-winning Vox Media Podcast Network and the Academy Award winning storytelling powerhouse, Epic.
Vox Media Studios 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
We are looking for a news savvy, highly organized Managing Editor with a background in law who will manage the production, workflow, and the day-to-day operations of projects across CAFE, including audio and written content. The role comes with a range of responsibilities, including overseeing production processes and providing editorial feedback and guidance to internal teams. As a Managing Editor you’ll have the opportunity to steer the future of CAFE’s content and shape conversations about some of the most important issues of law, policy, and democracy.
- Oversee and manage the day-to-day operations and programming across CAFE’s portfolio of podcasts, from concept development to final release.
- Review scripts, articles, and other editorial and promotional copy and provide substantive edits to improve clarity, flow, and overall cohere and to ensure that all written materials are accurate and adhere to brand and editorial standards.
- Research and prep segments and book guests for the Stay Tuned with Preet and CAFE Insider podcasts.
- Collaborate with producers and hosts to develop and produce special podcast series.
- Coordinate with marketing and PR teams to promote new and existing podcasts.
- Manage a production team and support your direct reports’ skill development
WHO YOU ARE
- A law degree or experience reporting on legal news
- Media experience
- Management experience
- Passion for news at the intersection of law and politics
- Strong editorial judgment
- Superior research, writing, editing, and storytelling abilities
- Strong ability to coordinate, plan, and juggle multiple projects
- Familiarity with audio production and creative show development
- A sense of humor
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 would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to our team. 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.
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@example.com).
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.
The salary range listed below represents the minimum and maximum base pay for this position at the time of this posting. Final salary offered to the candidate selected for the position will be based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience.