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Oltman promoted to editorial director of Vox science, climate and Recode

May 7, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Samantha Oltman

Samantha Oltman has been promoted to editorial director of the Vox science, climate, and Recode teams.

Oltman joined Vox three years ago, working with the Recode team and deputy editor Adam Clark Estes to deliver coverage of the tech world. As editor of Recode, Samantha executive-produced Recode’s narrative and short-form podcasts “Land of the Giants” and “Recode Daily.” She also executive-produced the cable TV documentary series based on “Land of the Giants.”

“Sam is an extraordinary leader who manages with empathy and has high journalistic standards,” said Swati Sharma, editor-in-chief of Vox. “We’re looking forward to watching her thrive in this extremely important role at Vox.”

Before coming to Vox, Oltman was the deputy tech and business editor for BuzzFeed News, where she co-managed the desk and edited a range of coverage, including stories about apps that misuse customers’ personal data, internal employee organizing and protests at tech companies, and the prevalence of fraud on e-commerce marketplaces. Prior to that, she was a homepage editor at Wired for three years.


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