Vox Media is hiring a

Climate Editor

Remote

WHO WE ARE

Vox.com candidly shepherd audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters.

Vox.com 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 your editorial director and the science editor to create and implement a vision for Vox’s science coverage, and make sure it meets a high threshold of excellence
  • Lead and guide an ambitious team of reporters 
  • Assign, refine pitches for, and edit stories ranging in complexity from straightforward to highly complex 
  • Ensure that the team is offering clarity on the most important policies, controversies, or news moments 
  • Prioritize representing diverse perspectives and experiences in your team and their work
  • Work with the audience team, audio, video, and other editors across the Vox newsroom to elevate the work across medium

WHO YOU ARE

  • A deep understanding of and interest in climate issues, biodiversity, and science
  • A passion for helping a general audience understand the climate crisis and its impact on people’s lives
  • An ambitious appetite for strong, distinctive work 
  • A knack for managing writers
  • High editorial standards
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to effectively balance priorities
  • A desire to grow your skills 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.

 

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.

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

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.

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