Vox Media is hiring a

Deputy Managing Editor - News

Washington, United States

Vox.com is a user’s guide to the news, helping readers make sense of everything from ISIS 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 to the news that matters most for our readers.


We’re seeking a deputy managing editor who will help scale, manage, and support Vox.com’s fast-growing newsroom. This is a leadership role. We expect the DME to be aggressive, opportunistic, and self-directed in growing and supporting editors and their teams of reporters. We want someone obsessed with understanding the world around them, uncovering the latest stories that would matter to our audience, and guide editors and writers to ensure we’re always on a path toward more reach and quality.



  • Help to manage day-to-day editorial operations
  • Supervise creation and execution of audience/growth goals
  • Help create and oversee newsroom budget
  • Help research and develop series and formats, and oversee large-scale editorial projects
  • Work with senior editors on long and short term editorial planning, and support hiring, growth, and strategic vision on editorial teams
  • Manage cross-team editorial collaborations



  • 5 years management experience in digital-native storytelling
  • A general news background or general news knowledge and interest
  • Clear, goals-based management style with proven success metrics
  • Demonstrated experience as a skilled and conscientious editor
  • Strong network of contacts in creative, institutional, and editorial fields
  • A positive, energetic outlook with ability to both collaborate and lead
  • An eye for quality journalism, as well stories with viral/share potential
  • Excellent news judgment


Sound like you? Then send us a resume, cover letter, and 3 examples of work you’ve written or were the creative lead on.

This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits. You'll be joining a family of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about creating for the web, building tools to foster online community, and doing work that's challenging and fun. 

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.