Vox Media is hiring an

Associate Editor - Politics & Policy

Washington, United States

Vox.com is a user's guide to the news, helping readers make sense of everything from the protests in Baltimore to the 2016 election to Game of Thrones. We want to create the single best resource for news consumers anywhere. To build that resource, every day we move quickly to deliver the best context, reporting, and analysis on the news that matters most for our readers.

Vox.com's politics-policy team needs an associate editor who’s as obsessed with politics and policy as we are. The ideal candidate sees the 2016 campaign as an important moment for real people living real lives. She or he looks past the circus to identify smart stories. This editor wants to get to the heart of the matter and assign stories that explain why a controversy of the day matters. This editor likes collaborating with other editors and writers (of all levels) to come up with great ideas.


We’re looking for someone with:

  • A wonkish sensibility for politics and policy
  • A minimum of three years experience editing or writing, preferably on politics or policy
  • A history of identifying sharp angles on big news events
  • The ability to take a story from "good enough" to "great"
  • Experience juggling daily deadlines
  • Interest in experimenting with new story formats
  • Headline-writing magic and experience editing or writing stories that pop on the web


It would be nice if you had:

  • Management experience



  • Work with politics editor and deputy politics editor to plan daily and longterm coverage
  • Edit and assign stories
  • Develop young talent


Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume and a cover letter. Please include in your cover letter three long-term stories you would assign as associate politics editor.

About working at Vox Media: This is a full-time position with benefits based in DC. The chosen candidate will be joining a family of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about creating for the web.

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.