The Verge is an ambitious multimedia effort founded in 2011 to examine how technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience.
The Verge 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
As the Sr. Editor overseeing our policy desk you’ll be responsible for establishing and maintaining The Verge’s policy coverage. You’ll have a plan for overall coverage and work with partners across The Verge to see that plan enacted. You’ll hire the reporters and freelancers, maintain the calendars of necessary events our policy team should be covering and assigning stories across the team to ensure The Verge has one of the most responsive and insightful policy desks in the business.
Navigating the ways policy and technology meet is challenging and you’ll be expected to keep up to date on the latest laws, quickly assign stories when another crypto exchange goes belly up, and figure out our coverage plans when major world events intersect with the world of technology The Verge covers day to day. Stories you assign and edit will range from quick news hits, to shorter reports, to features that take months to put together.
WHO YOU ARE
- An established history of editing impactful stories related to politics, law, and technology
- As skilled with an edit calendar as with as difficult edit
- An absolute passion for technology and its intersection with politics.
- It would also be nice if you have experience with collaborating with other outlets to co-publish, but it’s not necessary
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.
To apply, go here.