Vox Media is hiring a

Story Editor - Vox.com Video

Washington, United States

 

Vox.com’s video team is looking for a story editor to oversee its video scripts, encourage better writing and reporting, and generate video story ideas. Candidates should have at least 2 years of experience in a reporting or editing role.

 

Daily responsibilities:

  • Edit all video scripts for accuracy, structure, and clarity, with as much attention to the visuals as to the words themselves.
  • Ask the right questions to push teammates to make each video the best that it can be.
  • Identify opportunities to use Vox.com writers and their articles as sources for videos.
  • Identify topics that we should be covering and brainstorm the best angles for video.

 

Other possible responsibilities:

  • Help research story ideas and mentor producers on research.
  • Write scripts.
  • Record and edit voiceovers.
  • Learn Adobe Premiere and After Effects

 

Skills:

  • Self-starter who enjoys making order out of chaos
  • Ability to provide feedback in a way that encourages greatness rather than resentment or confusion.
  • Strong editorial judgment and attention to detail
  • Interest and knowledge in wide range of topics
  • Deep familiarity with Vox’s video voice and style
  • Understanding of what makes a great video and excitement about the role of video in the future of journalism
  • Creative drive to explore brand new approaches to video storytelling
  • Awareness of what competitors are doing in video

 

About us:

Vox.com launched in April 2014. The video team has grown to 14 people and made a name for Vox as one of the leaders in informative web videos. We publish on our YouTube channel, on Facebook, and on Vox.com, creating videos both independentaly and in collaboration with the larger vox.com staff. As we grow, we’ll need help ensuring a consistent and high standard of quality so that our audience can be assured that they’re getting impeccable research along with stylish, beautiful presentation.

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.