Vox names Hill host for its “The Weeds” podcast

The following excerpt was sent out from Vox Media: Vox editor-in-chief Swati Sharma and executive director for audio Katherine Wells today announced that Jonquilyn Hill will be the next host of the editorial brand’s acclaimed weekly podcast, The Weeds. Hill, who has been working as interim host since September, will bring listeners inside our national conversation, with […]

Vox Media to axe 7 percent of its workforce

Vox Media will lay off 7 percent of its workforce, as per CEO Jim Bankoff. In a memo to staff, Bankoff said the layoffs will affect approximately 130 people from various departments, including editorial. The affected employees were notified via email, followed by a meeting with an HR officer to discuss severance packages. “We are […]

NY Times welcomes back Giratikanon as Upshot’s senior editor

Tom Giratikanon has rejoined The New York Times as a senior editor for The Upshot. An excerpt from the announcement reads: “He’ll be working with a small team across The Upshot, Graphics, Design and Interactive News, along with journalists from around the newsroom, to envision, prototype and build engaging, interactive journalism that helps our readers […]

Vox Media lays off employees, to reduce hiring

Vox Media is laying off 39 employees in sales, recruiting and certain editorial teams, a spokesman familiar with the matter said. New York Magazine, Vox and The Verge will not be affected. In a memo to staff, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff said: “The current economic conditions are impacting companies like ours in multiple ways, […]

WSJ’s Lewellyn joins Vox Media as “Today, Explained” producer

Amanda Lewellyn, a Wall Street Journal development producer, has joined Vox Media to work on its flagship product “Today, Explained” as a producer. She previously was a fill-in host and producer for the “Tech News Briefing” podcast at The Journal. Lewellyn has been at The Journal since November 2019, producing across multiple podcasts, including “Tech News Briefing” […]

Vox Media Union reaches tentative agreement

Vox Media Union has reached a tentative deal with management on a new contract. As noted in the Hollywood Reporter, the bargaining unit’s approximately 350 editorial and video staff members will move on to a ratification vote. The timing of the deal is crucial as 95 percent of union members had signed a strike pledge. […]

Vox Media Union authorizes potential strike of 350 employees

Vox Media Union has taken a step towards a potential strike as the expiration date of the current contract draws near. The governing council at the Writers Guild of America, East, which represents approximately 350 editorial and video employees at the Polygon, the Verge and Eater, voted to authorize a strike for union members to […]

Vox Media appoints Wu editor in chief of Eater

Eater has named Stephanie Wu its editor in chief. She will oversee the editorial organization and lead a team of more than 75 writers, editors and video creators across 25 cities in North America and the U.K. She will also run the publication’s reporting, storytelling and service journalism operation across all formats. Wu recently served […]

Vox Media, Group Nine to merge

Vox Media, which owns New York Magazine, Vox.com, Eater, The Verge and SB Nation and Group Nine have signed a deal to merge, which is expected to close in early 2022. Financial details were not disclosed. Under the deal, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff will run the merged company, with Vox shareholders owning roughly 75 percent […]

Vox Media names Wu executive editor for Eater

Stephanie Wu is now executive editor at Eater, Vox Media, overseeing the editorial organization, including writers, editors and video creators. She will also act as a key partner to Eater’s EIC and SVP Amanda Kludt on building the publication´s editorial excellence. Wu joins from Conde Nast Traveler, where she served as digital director. She also […]