Associate Editor, Part Time

Vox Media via Jobspresso

Anywhere in US

Sep 30th 2018

Vox Media employees thrive on innovation and change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, and improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology and the world around them. The Vox Media house of networks includes industry-leading media forces like SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode, and Polygon, and reaches an audience of hundreds of millions, generating over a billion content views each month.

What you'll do:

  • Help lead editor with reporting and writing of breaking news stories and reblogs as assigned
  • Strive to learn and meet Eater's journalistic standards
  • Attend monthly 1:1 meetings with lead editor
  • Track openings and keep in touch with chefs, restaurateurs, and relevant spokespeople for coverage as assigned
  • Make connections with local restaurant PR, chefs, restaurateurs, and other staff to generate news leads and scoops
  • Edit and write restaurant maps and roundups
  • Pitch medium-length reports and occasional full-length features, or accept occasional assignments to produce those articles with the goal of producing one report per month and one feature per quarter.
  • Support team with social media posts, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as assigned
  • Aim to produce or aid in the production of three articles a day
  • Be available for a minimum of four hours a day, preferably in the mornings

What you'll bring: 

  • One year experience in journalism, particularly with experience covering a beat, developing sources, and breaking news
  • Comfort with cold calling sources and fast pace of digital publishing
  • Ability to work remotely, and drive to sources/locations as needed
  • A drive to beat the competition
  • Continue Eater's reputation as the number one source for news about the restaurant world
  • Attention for detail, news judgment, story packaging, and careful eye for accuracy
  • Interest in digital headline writing, analytics, and social media publishing
  • A love for restaurants and knowledge of the city's scene and greater cultural landscape
  • Experience with photography and Instagram is a plus

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of 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.

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