Reviewer, The Verge
WHO WE ARE
The Verge Reviews program is the essential guide to tech. Our goal is to help our massive audience decide what to buy, what not to, and how to use it all — but those are just the basics. Verge Guides go further: our stories explain why the tech that’s impacting your life right now is worth paying attention to. Across video, photography, the web, and every platform imaginable, our reviews and guides educate our audience. We may be experts, but we don’t speak in arcane language and we always strive to tell stories in addition to measuring specs.
The Verge is seeking a Reviewer to join our Reviews and Guides team. As reviews writer, you’ll work directly with our Deputy Editor, Senior Reviews Editor, and team to serve our audience with information that helps them understand how products and services work and which ones they should spend their money on.
As a writer on this team, you will be responsible for delivering on those promises to our audience. You'll work closely with editors, finding the right angles on how-to articles and guides. You’ll also occasionally work with our commerce team to use your knowledge about the products and services we cover to help them make important buying decisions.
Our ideal candidate has strong editorial and organizational skills and expertise in writing about technology. You will hopefully have a broad base of knowledge about gadgets and software.
This role will be focused on covering laptops, personal computers, and their related accessories. Assignments include both long and short form reviews, how-to articles, contributing to our deals coverage when relevant, and covering relevant news and announcements for the category.
The Verge is an ambitious multimedia effort founded in 2011 to examine how technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience.
The Verge 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
- Write reviews of laptops, personal computers, and accessories
- Write and maintain Buying Guides related to the beat
- Work with Vox Media’s Commerce team to optimize articles for e-commerce performance
- Establish and maintain relationships with the companies in the space with the goal of securing higher levels of access for both reviews and news coverage
- Write How To articles within the laptop and personal computer areas of expertise
- Contribute news articles related to the laptop and personal computer industry
WHO YOU ARE
- 2-5 years of experience reviewing technology products for a consumer audience
- Experience working with PR contacts and establishing relationships
- Familiarity with The Verge’s consumer tech coverage and a love for gadgets & the latest tech gear
- Ability to take product photos
- Experience on video or willingness to be on camera in the future
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.