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Lead Editor, The Strategist

Vox Media

Vox Media

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

The Strategist is searching for an enterprising, creative, and rigorous editor to lead the site and guide its coverage. You will partner with New York’s deputy editor and editor in chief to set the direction of its coverage of the vast e-commerce universe. You will be the primary spokesperson for the brand, responsible for reaching existing and new audiences. You will oversee a staff of senior editors and writers and work closely with the commerce team to balance both the editorial direction as well as business needs of the site. You will be invited and expected to continue the Strategist’s tradition of deeply reported and useful and delightful (and sometimes a little sideways) service journalism, at once sharpening its identity and evolving it.

WHO WE ARE

The Strategist is New York Magazine’s site for rigorously reported service journalism that helps readers shop smartly. Its writers and editors surface the stuff that is actually worth buying, alongside all sorts of things you never knew you needed.

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.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Lead the Strategist’s editorial staff, directly managing the leadership team.
  • Refine and enforce our voice, mission, and point of view, helping guide the team on important editorial decisions.
  • Oversee daily publishing, as well as spearhead packages, holiday coverage, special projects, and theme weeks.
  • Participate in and partner with editorial leadership at New York Magazine and the ecommerce team at Vox Media to identify and execute on growth opportunities and new initiatives.
  • Identify internal talent to cultivate and external talent to hire, ensuring a diverse range of voices is represented through our work.
  • Manage budget and work alongside section editors to oversee the day-to-day editorial operations of the site.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Demonstrated passion for the Strategist’s content and audience
  • Experience in creating best in class service journalism
  • Exceptional creative, editorial, and leadership skills
  • Commitment to smart, engaging storytelling, social listening, and creating meaningful editorial experiences for a diverse audience
  • 5+ years experience managing a team of journalists across coverage areas, cultivating an inclusive environment

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 based in our New York office.

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 (recruitment@voxmedia.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.

PAY TRANSPARENCY

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.

Pay Range
$140,000$190,000 USD