Copy Editor, The Verge (Temporary)
Job category: Other
Job Type: Temporary
Remote (US Only), New York
WHO WE ARE
The Verge is an ambitious multimedia effort founded in 2011 to examine how technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience.
The Verge 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
- Work closely with The Verge’s publishing team to prepare written and video content for publication.
- Copy edit a wide variety of stories from a large team of editors, reporters, and freelancers.
- Copy edit video graphics, captions, podcast transcripts, and social media copy in conjunction with The Verge’s video and engagement teams.
- Identify grammar and style issues as they arise both on- and off-platform, and ensure guidelines and expectations are clearly communicated to writers.
- Act as a point of reference for any style or grammar inquiries.
- Collaborate with editors on staff to update and maintain the comprehensive internal style guide.
- Remain up to speed on current language/industry trends as they pertain to The Verge’s voice.
WHO YOU ARE
We’re looking for a meticulous copy editor to make stories at The Verge truly shine. This person will be responsible for editing everything from news posts to investigative features to Instagram captions.
The right person will be a strong collaborator with every team at The Verge and have familiarity/interest in the areas we cover: technology, transportation, and entertainment.
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 remote, but flexibility to work East Coast hours is preferred.
WHY VOX MEDIA?
WHAT WE OFFER
This is a temporary, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.
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 (email@example.com).
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.