Las Vegas Editor at Eater

January 21, 2022
Las Vegas, NV

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Eater is looking for an experienced reporter and editor to oversee Eater Las Vegas, one of its marquee publications. The person in this role will have a strong sense of the culture in Vegas and the communities that weave its unique fabric; they have the ability to pull the curtain back on the intricacies, oddities, and complexities of restaurants and bars both on and off the Strip. They will be eager to be on the ground, telling the stories of the people who make the Vegas dining scene interesting and unforgettable. The editor will care equally about new businesses and those that have demonstrated longevity and resilience across decades. 

Here’s what you’ll do: The Eater Las Vegas editor guides day-to-day coverage of the site and its overall sensibility, including its mix of news stories, service-focused maps and guides, and features. They are responsible for audience growth and engagement as well as demonstrating impact and relevance in the community.  Stories should not all focus on one area or subject: the editor should have the range to cover the bar and hospitality industries, COVID policy changes, as well as stories surrounding labor and social issues. The role also includes assigning, editing, and packaging freelance pieces; taking ownership of high-touch service maps like the Eater 38; and scheduling/strategizing for social media and the Eater Vegas newsletter. 

Responsibilities

  • Have a vision of the food and restaurant culture in Vegas and how Eater will cover it
  • Oversee all of the site’s content, including daily news, maps and service content, features, and other reporting
  • Maintain an editorial calendar that accommodates timely coverage as well as longer-lead features and service initiatives
  • Oversee production and strategy for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and newsletters for Eater Vegas, keeping in line with Eater's standards
  • Participate in cross-brand promotional efforts and collaborate with the national Eater.com team as needed
  • Ensure all copy onsite meets our style guide and editorial standards
  • Assign and edit the work of freelancers; maintain a freelancer pool that reflects the diverse demographic of voices in Vegas and its surrounding areas
  • Ensure all posts are SEO optimized and that headlines meet Eater’s standards
  • Track restaurants openings and develop sources including chefs, restaurateurs, relevant spokespeople, and alternative sources for coverage as needed
  • Continue coverage of the ongoing crisis surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on the Vegas restaurant community

What you'll bring

  • Diverse journalism experience, particularly with breaking daily news, developing sources and covering a beat, as well as editing copy
  • Comfort with cold-calling and the fast pace of digital news, as well as a sense of urgency
  • A drive to continue Eater’s reputation as the number one source for conversations about the restaurant world in your city
  • A drive to predict vs. react to the news cycle; an ability to create proactive vs. reactive narratives about the restaurant industry
  • Attention to detail, news judgment, story packaging, and careful eye for accuracy
  • Interest in digital headline writing, analytics, and social media publishing
  • A love for restaurants and knowledge of the local scene and at the very least a voracious hunger to become an expert in the industry
  • Excellent organizational skills, focus, and the ability to work independently
  • Impeccable grammar and attention to detail with an eye toward clean copy
  • Ability to foster a roster of strong freelance writers who will bring additional voices and perspectives to the site
 

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

About working at Vox Media:

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.

Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from @voxmedia.com email addresses, and we will never contact you via text message.

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