Vox Media is hiring an

Engagement Editor, Vox.com

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 looking for an engagement editor who will manage and help us scale our engagement team and train our social newsroom. This is a leadership role. We expect the engagement editor will be a strategic thinker, goal-oriented, able to spot and solve problems, have management experience, possess strong news judgement, and an eye for quality journalism.

General responsibilities:

  • Oversee the management of ongoing social media platforms
  • Research, plan, and manage new platform opportunities
  • Coordinate social coverage across the newsroom, including responding to breaking news situations
  • Translate the Vox voice to all of our on-and-off platform channels, social and otherwise
  • Track success and identify opportunities through engagement rates, growth statistics, and other metrics
  • Create trainings for newsroom on social media best practices

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 5+ years of experience in social media marketing, digital strategy or journalism
  • Passion for digital storytelling on emerging platforms including but not limited to social media
  • Proven track record running social for major media outlets or brands preferred
  • A news background or news knowledge and interest
  • Experience with video and visual storytelling
  • Incredible attention to detail and intolerance for errors
  • A positive, energetic outlook with ability to both collaborate and lead
  • An eye for quality journalism, as well stories with viral/share potential
  • Experience managing a team

To apply:

Sound like you? Then send us four things: a resume, a 140-character cover letter, a list of social channels you currently manage (please do not include personal accounts) and ______________ (surprise us).

About working at Vox Media:

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 an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.