Full Time Job

Writer, The Strategist

Vox Media

Remote / Virtual 06-08-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


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.

The Strategist is seeking a Writer who will write authoritative shopping and e-commerce stories. A companion to New York Magazine's award-winning print section of the same name, The Strategist offers rigorously vetted articles to help readers navigate the vast online shopping landscape. Our goal is to find the stuff out there that is actually worth buying - essential products that are really good and that we fully believe in -alongside the things you never knew you needed.

What You'll Do
• Write and/or update 5 stories per week, most of which require a combination of interviewing experts, testing products on your own, and providing expert analysis on a product category
• Closely monitor shopping trends, product launches, and consumer habits, especially in a particular category or beat, and pitch relevant stories
• Work on 1-2 long-lead ambitious projects a year
• Additional responsibilities as assigned by editors

Who You Are
• 2+ years of professional journalism experience, especially e-commerce and/or service journalism
• Ability to work independently
• Strong and fast-paced writing skills for a digital publication
• Understanding of, or willingness to learn, the Strategist's voice and approach to service journalism
• Familiarity with fitness, sleep, and/or small household appliances preferred, but not required

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.

Where You'll Work

This job is flex. We're dedicated to the health and well being of all of our employees, and when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re42x2-44-192-94-86-42 in your application.

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.