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PT Copy Editor at Vox Media

As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations and influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print, we tell stories that affect our audience’s daily lives and entertain as much as they inform.

Our portfolio features influential and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street and Recode. Off-platform, the Vox Media Podcast Network offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts, and Vox Media Studios produces and distributes the award-winning nonfiction shows. Powered by innovative technology that scales quality, the Chorus publishing platform and Concert advertising marketplace answer the always-changing needs of modern audiences, creators and marketers.

Vox Media has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Media,” an Inc. “Company of the Year,” Digiday’s “Best Company for Parents,” and one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.

Vox Media is hiring a Part-Time Copy Editor to work with Eater. This individual will work for 20 hours a week and will be responsible for copy editing a wide range of content, including feature stories, reports, and news pieces, across Eater’s national site and 25 city sites. They will ensure the quality, consistency, and clarity of the writing that appears on Eater.

Eater is fast-paced and broad in scope, so agility and the ability to work under a tight deadline are key. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, thorough, and attuned to modern and colloquial language. They will also be a diplomatic, nimble collaborator, working with a number of writers and editors, as well as the social media, visuals, and leadership teams. They will report to Eater’s senior copy editor.

Responsibilities:

  • Copy edit a wide variety of stories, from 300-word news posts to 10,000-word longform features, adhering to Eater style
  • Copy edit social and video copy
  • Help maintain and manage house style for Eater, updating the style guide as needed
  • Work with the senior copy editor to create resources and one-sheets for the editorial staff
  • Communicate frequently with editors and reporters, answering queries over Slack

Requirements:

  • At least one year prior copy editing experience
  • Experience working in digital media
  • Fantastic organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects
  • The ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • A strong eye for detail
  • Fluency with online publishing and organizational tools
  • Familiarity with AP Style
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • An interest in conscious copy editing and an understanding of the importance of language when covering topics like race, labor, and immigration
  • Familiarity with and interest in the topics covered by Eater is a plus
  • Fact checking experience is a plus

This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild of America, East

About working at Vox Media:

This is a part time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You’ll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that’s challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

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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