Vox Media is hiring a

Staff writer - Foreign - Energy/Economics

Washington, United States

Vox.com is a user’s guide to the news produced by the beat reporters and subject-issue experts who know it best. And we’re looking for a staff writer for our foreign section, who can help us deepen our coverage of international economics and energy.

The ideal candidate would be able to explain how the plunging price of oil has driven both the near-collapse of Venezuela and Turkey’s recent dealings with Russia. They would also be interested in looking for under-covered stories on things like the several European countries experimenting with universal basic incomes and the ways new banking systems are reshaping African economies.

This is a high level writing job in the Vox.com newsroom and will involve a wide variety of short and long posts. It is a new beat, so the reporter will have the ability to help shape what stories to cover, and how.


If you have…

  • A strong desire to report on and write about international political economy and the global energy market
  • An analytical approach to major stories and a passion for digging into everything from interesting shifts inside individual countries to big-picture pieces on the way energy increasingly drives international relates.
  • At least three years of foreign affairs or economic writing experience
  • The ability to explain complex ideas and intricate political dynamics in clear, straightforward language
  • Ideas for new and creative ways to approach the conventional modes of foreign-affairs writing and an interest in experimenting with new story formats, from videos to interactive graphics
  • Strong reporting skills, including knowledge of which sources to turn to when working on a story

… you may be the writer we’re looking for!


Please submit a resume, a cover letter, and three clips (links in your cover letter, or in the same document as your cover letter).

In your cover letter, include three ideas for foreign stories that you think deserved coverage but didn’t get much attention in American media, and explain how you would have covered them at Vox.  

This position is preferably based in DC, but could be based in NYC for the right candidate.

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.