Copy Editor, Eater
Job category: Other
Job Type: Full Time
New York, New York
Vox Media is hiring a full-time copy editor to work with Eater. This individual will be responsible for copy editing a wide range of content, including feature stories, reports, and news pieces, across Eater’s national site and more than 20 city sites. They will ensure the quality, consistency, and clarity of the writing that appears on Eater.
WHO WE ARE
Eater, the national food publication with outlets across the country, is at the forefront of reporting on the restaurant industry, shaping food culture with its award-winning journalism and programming, and telling people where to eat with its beloved maps and guides.
Eater 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.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Copy edit a wide variety of stories, from 300-word news posts to longform features, adhering to Eater style
- Copy edit social and video copy
- Help maintain and manage house style for Eater, updating the style guide as needed
- Work with the senior copy editor to create resources and one-sheets for the editorial staff
- Communicate frequently with editors and reporters, answering queries over Slack
WHO YOU ARE
Eater is fast-paced and broad in scope, so agility and the ability to work under a tight deadline are key. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, thorough, and attuned to modern and colloquial language. They will also be a diplomatic, nimble collaborator, working with a number of writers and editors, as well as the social media, visuals, and leadership teams. They will report to Eater’s senior copy editor.
- 1-3 years prior copy editing experience
- Experience working in digital media
- Fantastic organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects
- The ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure
- A strong eye for detail
- Fluency with online publishing and organizational tools
- Familiarity with AP Style
- Strong written communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- An interest in conscious copy editing and an understanding of the importance of language when covering topics like race, labor, and immigration
- Familiarity with and interest in the topics covered by Eater
- Fact checking experience
- Willingness to work West Coast hours
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 would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to our team. We’ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.
WHERE YOU’LL WORK
This job is remote. We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing 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.
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WHY VOX MEDIA?
WHAT WE OFFER
This is a permanent, full-time position.
This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild of America, East
OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT
Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here.
Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to 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 will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHAT COMES NEXT
Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from @voxmedia.com email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.
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.