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Vox Media seeks a news writer, The Cut

August 17, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Cut is looking for a staff writer to write news stories across all areas of the site—Power, Culture, Self, and Style. This person will kick start the day for our readers, identifying the most important news stories and writing them up with the Cut’s voice and style. They’ll likely contribute at least three stories a day, depending on the news cycle.

We’re looking for someone who obsessively follows the news (from politics to celebrity) and knows what makes a Cut story. You should have strong news judgment, a thorough understanding of SEO, and a good sense of humor!


  • Work with and report to the News Editor, who oversees all news posts on the blog.
  • Be able to identify a story to write up, conceive of the proper way to do it from the Cut’s point of view, and pitch headlines.
  • Write up to 4 short news posts per day, aiming to engage readers with the Cut’s tone.
  • Closely follow politics, culture trends, and celebrity news
  • Be actively monitoring social media to keep on top of breaking news and current trends


  • 2 years of writing experience
  • Ability to work independently
  • Write quickly and cleanly, as your day begins before the editors do
  • Experience with SEO
  • Strong understanding of Cut tone and sensibility

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.

Pay Range: $74,000—$88,000 USD


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