Editorial Director, Politics, Policy, and Health/ScienceVox is looking for a dynamic leader to oversee its politics, policy and health and science teams. This editor will be part of the senior leadership team at Vox, and will manage the editors who lead sections examining the 2024 elections, Congress, the White House and federal agencies, federal and state policies and those working to affect them, scientific innovations and health care. This editor will create a plan to make every Vox story meet a high standard and ensure each offers clari......
Vox is looking for a dynamic leader to oversee its politics, policy and health and science teams. This editor will be part of the senior leadership team at Vox, and will manage the editors who lead sections examining the 2024 elections, Congress, the White House and federal agencies, federal and state policies and those working to affect them, scientific innovations and health care.
This editor will create a plan to make every Vox story meet a high standard and ensure each offers clarity on questions our audience has, adds new context or challenges preconceived notions. The ideal candidate will have experience in political, policy, health or science journalism, including leading teams in those fields. They will also be able to help elevate and amplify key ideas circulating in policy and scientific circles; unpack dense, confusing debates; and ensure that some stories spark curiosity and awe.They will ensure their reporters offer distinctive analysis, write features with deep reporting, or fact-heavy explainers.
This person should not only understand Vox’s explanatory mission but also help define the organization’s unique role in this space. The ideal candidate should create and execute an ambitious plan with large teams, and guide our writers and editors to produce approachable and original stories. This editor should have an interest in helping writers and editors shine and grow.
WHO WE ARE
Vox candidly shepherds audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters.
Vox 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
- Work with the teams to create and implement a vision for Vox’s coverage of these important topic areas, and be ultimately responsible for making sure the coverage meets a high threshold of excellence
- Ensure that the team is offering clarity on the most important policies, controversies, or news moments
- Help identify how to bring discipline and deliberation to story assignments
- Lead and guide ambitious teams of reporters and editors
- Work with the audience team, audio, video, and other editors across the Vox newsroom to elevate the work across mediums
WHO YOU ARE
- A deep understanding of and, preferably, a background in coverage of politics, policy, or health and science, or closely related topics.
- An ambitious appetite for strong, distinctive work
- A knack for managing editors and writers
- High editorial standards
- A desire to lead and grow as a leader
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.
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 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.
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.