Media Moves

Vox promotes two, hires one

December 13, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from Vox:

Swati Sharma, editor-in-chief of Vox, announced the promotions of Natalie Jennings to managing editor and Tanya Pai to the newly created role of director of newsroom standards and ethics. Vox’s Future Perfect vertical also welcomes Marina Bolotnikova as a new staff editor.


Natalie Jennings

Previously, Jennings served as Vox’s politics editor, where she directed its ambitious midterms coverage. She joined Vox earlier this year from the Washington Post, where she covered three presidential campaigns and three administrations across multiple platforms, including as a deputy White House and Congress editor and editor of the Fix, the Post’s political analysis blog. In her new role, she’ll work alongside managing editor Nisha Chittal to oversee the editorial directors and daily coverage.




Profile photo of Tanya Pai
Tanya Pai

In addition to managing Vox’s style and standards team, as director of newsroom standards and ethics, Pai will be responsible for the implementation and continued cultivation of Vox’s policies and best practices for ethics and standards in our journalism. This includes fact-checking, copy editing, corrections, sourcing, disclosures, and more, across text, audio, video, and off-platform. She will also continue to serve as the editorial lead for Language Please, a living resource for all journalists and storytellers seeking to thoughtfully cover social, cultural, and identity-related topics. Pai has been with Vox since 2015.



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Marina Bolotnikova

In her new role as staff editor, Bolotnikova will be tasked with expanding freelance output, as well providing editorial support for Future Perfect’s staff editors and writers. She has written broadly about ideas, culture, and politics, with a special focus on animal welfare and factory farming. Her work has appeared in Vox, as well as the Guardian, the Intercept, and the New York Times.

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