Full Time Job

Features Editor, New York Magazine

Vox Media

New York, NY 02-29-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

New York Magazine is looking for a gluttonously curious, editorially creative, ambitious, experienced features editor to join our award-winning staff. The perfect candidate will come with a minimum of four years' experience editing feature stories and a robust network of writer relationships. They will have an appetite for general-interest news and be able to speak fluently about pretty much anything published in major news outlets that morning. They'll know how to push investigative reporting and how to find the big idea in a messy first draft. Though their focus will be on producing memorable, buzzy feature stories for the print magazine, the ideal candidate will also be comfortable editing both long- and short-form stories across digital, print, and social media platforms.


New York Magazine obsessively chronicles the ideas, people, and cultural events that are forever reshaping our world. The New York brand includes the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print, and six thriving verticals: Intelligencer, delivering national news and sharp commentary on politics, business, technology, and media; the Cut, covering the conversations that matter most to women today; Vulture, the premier destination for culture news, criticism, and service; the Strategist, dedicated to shopping the internet smartly; Curbed, covering cities and city life; and Grub Street, home to food news and authoritative restaurant criticism.

New York Magazine is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what's now, what's next, and what's possible.

As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.

• Pitch thought-provoking, engaging story ideas suited for both the print magazine and our six digital platforms.
• Work flexibly on both long-lead and quick-turnaround original stories in a range of styles and forms.
• Develop stories from the initial assignment to their finished iteration, both in print or online.
• Work closely with staff writers to find and execute suitable assignments.
• Cultivate relationships with freelance writers to bring in fresh voices and perspectives.
• Contribute meaningfully to the magazine's editorial direction.
• Collaborate with art, design, and social media teams to find the best presentation of our stories for all audiences.
• Work with our SEO team and site leaders to craft must-click headlines and digital copy.
• Produce three to five new stories a month.

• Extensive experience in journalism, particularly in editing long-form reported stories, essays, packages, and profiles
• A vision for ambitious storytelling
• Comfort with and a sense of urgency surrounding the fast pace of digital news
• A great ear for new voices
• Equally comfortable coaching a talented junior reporter on their first big feature as you are working with a seasoned literary writer
• Obsessively follow a wide range of cultural and news subjects
• Know how to translate those obsessions into new and original storytelling
• Attention to detail, news judgment, story packaging, and careful eye for accuracy
• A healthy sense of humor and a strong moral compass

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.


This job is New York office based.


The salary range listed below represents the minimum and maximum base pay for this position at the time of this posting. Final salary offered to the candidate selected for the position will be based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience.

Pay Range

$120,000 — $150,000 USD

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb0q6e-44-210-99-209-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $120,000 to $150,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Vox Media

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.