Vox Media is hiring a

Guides Editor, Polygon

Remote

Polygon is looking for an innovative Guides Editor to join our team! As the Guides Editor, your core responsibility is to assign, edit, and publish video game guides content around new releases and ongoing games with consistent updates. In addition to working with Polygon’s team of guides writers and producers, you’re a primary point of contact for freelance writers and will grow the stable of diverse voices that contribute to Polygon’s guides program. You’ll standardize guide formats, explore new coverage areas, and experiment with different types of coverage. Additionally, you will partner with other editors during large releases to coordinate coverage across guides, games, and the news team. This role reports to the Executive Editor.

 

WHO WE ARE

Polygon is a modern entertainment brand covering the media that young people love. We connect our audience directly to the content they want to enjoy, to the culture and the inclusive community they want to be a part of, and to the stories and ideas, they otherwise wouldn’t know existed.

Polygon 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

  • Use analytics and research to find new opportunities to expand guides coverage
  • Edit and develop Polygon’s team of guides writers, helping them brainstorm assignments and providing edits and feedback on written work
  • Grow a diverse team of freelance writers with a variety of expertise, including in ongoing games, tabletop, and other areas of Polygon’s coverage
  • Optimize and reprioritize content based on audience demand and recommendations from audience insights and SEO teams
  • Create templates for different types of guides coverage, making it easy for writers (staff or freelance) to join various projects
  • Oversee the guides team's editorial calendar in Asana
  • Solicit, edit, and publish freelancer content, maintaining contracts and ensuring freelancers are paid on time
  • Lead cross-team collaboration on high-level tips and strategy stories
  • Coordinate with the Reviews Editor on distributing review copies of games for coverage within both sections
  • Monitor search traffic and trends in player behavior to identify coverage opportunities.
  • Contribute to our team's editorial success
  • Update and repurpose existing guides content

 

WHO YOU ARE

You’re innovative, creative, and capable of developing a strategy for video game guides coverage. You understand the audience demands and also the strengths of writers on your team and strive to create the best coverage to meet the moment.

  • Experienced with setting content strategy for video game guides, and leading brainstorms for new releases and games that receive ongoing updates 
  • Fluent in editorial analytics platforms
  • Understanding of SEO best practices and tools 
  • Able to edit written content and provide clear, consistent feedback to writers
  • Able to source freelance writers from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Capable of working independently and in collaboration with others
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills 

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

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.

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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