Vox Media is hiring a

Finance and Startups Reporter, Recode

New York, United States

Recode covers the intersection of business and tech with authority. From breaking news and expert analysis to ground-breaking interviews at our signature Code conferences, we are the most influential brand in tech business news.

Recode is looking for a staff reporter to aggressively cover Silicon Valley finance, deals, and startups, based in our San Francisco office.

Your job will be to follow the money — and its human handlers — in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and beyond. (And there’s a lot to follow!)

What’s this week’s hot deal? Who’s buying and selling? Whose business is working or failing? Who lost which deal? Who’s offering new special-purpose vehicles? Whose burn rate is too high? Who’s herding talent? Who’s being creative with their fundraising — or “creative” with their numbers?

This job is not about writing up startup funding announcements or parroting PR fluff. It’s about learning, reporting, analyzing, and explaining how money is moving around Silicon Valley, and finding the next big thing before it’s obvious.

A good candidate will have either have a background in journalism, finance, or law. An ideal candidate will have experience in more than one of those categories.


  • At least some experience in journalism, finance, or law.
  • The ability to deliver clean, accurate copy on deadline.
  • An interest in obsessively covering Silicon Valley finance and startups.
  • Comfort with data, math, spreadsheets, and charts.
  • Attention to detail.
  • The ability to work mostly independently, with support and input from editors and colleagues.
  • A creative, collaborative spirit, comfort trying new ideas, knowing some won’t work.
  • The ability to work from our San Francisco office most days.
  • Some evening and weekend work.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, samples of your work, and a link to an online presence — blog, podcast, Twitter stream, etc. — that you’re proud of.

Vox Media is one of the fastest growing media companies today, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 170 million people each month who rely on us for a modern, intelligent take on the world. Simply put, we create smart media brands for smart audiences.

About working at Vox Media: This is a permanent, full-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.

We encourage candidates of all experience levels to apply. If the above doesn't describe you perfectly, please get in touch anyway and tell us why you want to work with us.

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.