Lead Editor, Eater NY at Vox Media

July 27, 2020
New York, NY

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.

Eater is looking for an experienced reporter, editor, and manager to lead its New York city site, one of its marquee publications. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Have a vision of the food and restaurant culture in New York and Eater’s stance on it

  • Manage a team of five journalists, including full- and part-time reporters and critics

  • Oversee all of Eater NY's content, ranging from daily news stories to longer-lead projects, as well as the site's maps and other service content

  • Create and assign an editorial calendar incorporating news stories, service content, and reviews, including planning longer lead features, trend stories, and packages

  • Oversee production and strategy for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and newsletters for Eater NY, keeping in line with Eater's standards

  • Participate in cross-brand promotional efforts and collaboration with the national Eater.com team as communicated by other team managers

  • Ensure all copy onsite is copy-edited and meets our style guide and editorial standards

  • Assign and edit the work of freelancers; ensure a freelancer pool that reflects the diverse demographic of voices in your city

  • Ensure all posts are SEO optimized and that headlines meet our standards

  • Track openings and develop sources including chefs, restaurateurs, relevant spokespeople, and alternative sources for coverage as needed

  • Direct coverage of the unveiling crisis surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on the New York restaurant community

  • Appear on panels, radio, and other public appearance as appropriate for the brand

What you'll bring: 

  • Extensive experience in journalism, particularly with breaking daily news, developing sources, covering a beat, and editing other writers

  • A vision for ambitious storytelling

  • Comfort with cold calling and a sense of urgency surrounding the fast pace of digital news

  • A drive to continue Eater’s reputation as the number one source furthering the 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 judgement, 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

Bonus points for: 

  • Experience covering business, real estate, the restaurant industry, or legal matters

  • Experience with photography and article layout

  • Experience with writing and/or editing long-lead, high-touch feature stories

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.

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