Junior Writer at Vox Media

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Company Location: Washington DC, United States
Job Location: Remote
Job Type: Full-time
Category: Business
Posted on: Jan 31, 2022

Job Description

As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations and influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print, we tell stories that affect our audience’s daily lives and entertain as much as they inform.

Our portfolio features influential and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street, and Recode.

Off-platform, the Vox Media Podcast Network offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts, and Vox Media Studios produces and distributes the award-winning nonfiction shows. Powered by innovative technology that scales quality, the Chorus publishing platform and Concert advertising marketplace answer the always-changing needs of modern audiences, creators and marketers.

Vox Media has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Media, an Inc. Company of the Year, Digiday’s Best Company for Parents, and one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.

The Verge and Hot Pod, the preeminent audio industry newsletter, are seeking a writer to cover the audio space and the broader creator economy.

As our Hot Pod writer, you’ll focus on putting together at least one newsletter per week, which will include a news roundup, scoops, and analysis. We want to keep our readers ahead of the changes in the industry what companies are springing up, who’s winning the battle for people’s attention, and where is all this audio hype headed? It’ll be up to you to guide them to filter the signal from the noise.

A great Hot Pod writer will have a sense for not only the pure business stories and the news that matters, but how they affect the livelihoods of the people who work in the industry, whether that be corporate executives, on-air hosts, or indie podcasters. The beat is growing alongside the audio space, so the right writer will be a self-starter who cares about audio and chronicling the industry’s trajectory, but also finds ways to go deeper into the headlines. What are the readers missing or what should they be thinking about? If you can bring in scoops or exclusives, all the better!

This role will be part of The Verge‘s creators team. You’ll be expected to write posts daily and file one newsletter per week while also reporting for the weeks ahead. A typical day would likely involve calling sources, researching stories, and uncovering stories Hot Pod readers haven’t read yet. You’ll also be called upon to assist the creator’s team on broader news, as well.

Responsibilities Include

  • Assembling one Hot Pod Insider edition per week
  • Supporting Hot Pod through background research and newsgathering
  • Collaborating with our editorial, engagement, and marketing teams on growth strategies for Hot Pod
  • Embedding in the podcast industry to find stories and scoops
  • Working with the Creators desk to write news and reports daily
  • Proactively pitch reports and analysis
  • Help us maintain our collaborative and ambitious team culture


  • A self-starter attitude with a hunger to find stories
  • Strong writing skills, including the ability to identify compelling angles and develop them effectively
  • An interest in audio helps, but isn’t necessary, so long as the beat is something you’re wanting to explore

This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild of America, East

Company Description

This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You’ll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that’s challenging and fun and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

Vox Media is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees. All employees in our offices are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an approved religious or medical exemption. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, including submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and wearing a face covering in our offices.

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