Full Time Job

Lead Editor, The Strategist

Vox Media

New York, NY 05-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The Strategist is searching for an enterprising, creative, and rigorous editor to lead the site and guide its coverage. You will partner with New York's deputy editor and editor in chief to set the direction of its coverage of the vast e-commerce universe. You will be the primary spokesperson for the brand, responsible for reaching existing and new audiences. You will oversee a staff of senior editors and writers and work closely with the commerce team to balance both the editorial direction as well as business needs of the site. You will be invited and expected to continue the Strategist's tradition of deeply reported and useful and delightful (and sometimes a little sideways) service journalism, at once sharpening its identity and evolving it.


The Strategist is New York Magazine's site for rigorously reported service journalism that helps readers shop smartly. Its writers and editors surface the stuff that is actually worth buying, alongside all sorts of things you never knew you needed.

The Strategist 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.

• Lead the Strategist's editorial staff, directly managing the leadership team.
• Refine and enforce our voice, mission, and point of view, helping guide the team on important editorial decisions.
• Oversee daily publishing, as well as spearhead packages, holiday coverage, special projects, and theme weeks.
• Participate in and partner with editorial leadership at New York Magazine and the ecommerce team at Vox Media to identify and execute on growth opportunities and new initiatives.
• Identify internal talent to cultivate and external talent to hire, ensuring a diverse range of voices is represented through our work.
• Manage budget and work alongside section editors to oversee the day-to-day editorial operations of the site.

• Demonstrated passion for the Strategist's content and audience
• Experience in creating best in class service journalism
• Exceptional creative, editorial, and leadership skills
• Commitment to smart, engaging storytelling, social listening, and creating meaningful editorial experiences for a diverse audience
• 5+ years experience managing a team of journalists across coverage areas, cultivating an inclusive environment

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 based in our New York office.


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

$140,000 — $190,000 USD

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d9y0xz-44-221-70-232-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $140,000 to $190,000 Per Year ($ 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.