Vox Media is hiring a

Senior Email Editor

New York, United States

Vox.com is a user's guide to the news, helping readers make sense of everything from gun violence in America to the 2016 election to Game of Thrones. We want to create the single best resource for news consumers anywhere. Every day we move quickly to deliver the best context, reporting, and analysis to the news that matters most for our readers.

To build that resource, we are looking for an editor to build and lead our email newsletter program — defining the type and style of newsletters, selecting content for our newsletters, writing some of the newsletters, and editing others to have an email appropriate tone. You will be working alongside our email programs manager who will be guiding email best practices, tracking metrics, and leading our testing program.

 

We're looking for someone who is:

  • A great writer with a strong voice for email that would be consistent with the overall brand voice of Vox
  • A person with a vision for what an email newsletter program could be at Vox - someone who likes the medium and sees its potential
  • Familiar with and understands the Vox.com brand
  • An editor with impeccable news judgment and newsroom experience
  • An explainer with experience communicating complicated stories concisely through text and visuals
  • A passion for experimentation and reaching new audiences
  • A strategic thinker who wants to see measurable results from email

 

Duties:

  • Conceptualize and create new Vox.com newsletters to drive audience to Vox.com, explain the news, and build community
  • Write and produce main Vox.com newsletter
  • Make all editorial decisions for email newsletter program. Select Vox.com content for inclusion in email newsletters and decide how to most effectively present it
  • Edit email newsletters written by other writers
  • Make decisions on type, style and quantity of Vox newsletters

 

To apply:

  • Create a cover letter in the style of an email newsletter (DO NOT SEND a traditional cover letter)
  • Your resume
  • Attach a document briefly telling us about your vision for the Vox.com email program

 

 Vox.com is part of the larger Vox Media team, which is a technology-driven media company solving the problem of developing high-value digital journalism, storytelling, and brand advertising at scale — and empowering the most talented web voices and their audiences. We develop the highest quality content, conversations, and applications for a monthly audience of over 150 million passionate people around the world.

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.