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Senior Editor Culture & Features

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
Base Salary
30k-50k USD (est.)
Vox Media, LLC

Job Description

Vox is hiring a Senior Editor for our Culture and Features team. Weโ€™re looking for a versatile journalist who is passionate and knowledgeable about a wide swath of culture coverage, encompassing entertainment, consumerism, and service journalism. We take these subjects seriously, and our approach is rooted in expertise, creativity, and inclusivity. 

This Editor will help oversee our culture coverage. They will assign and edit news, explainers, and feature stories that tackle cultural conversations in an approachable way; topics include TV, movies, books, music, celebrity culture, and consumer trends. The ideal candidate is a generalist who is eager to distill distinctive angles and arguments, can see stories hidden in plain sight, and has a knack for identifying the most important stories that Vox should not just add clarity to, but push forward. They will guide reporters in their thinking about what drives our culture โ€” from what we read to what we buy โ€” and how different audiences respond to it. 

This Editor will also lead our service coverage, under the Even Better vertical. We offer a broad conception of service journalism, providing actionable advice to readers and aiming to answer existential questions about big, fraught topics related to how to lead a good life. Our core areas of service coverage are: mental and physical health, relationships and community, and work and money.


Vox candidly shepherds audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters.

Vox is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about whatโ€™s now, whatโ€™s next, and whatโ€™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.


  • Work with the editorial director and other team editors to shape Voxโ€™s culture coverage, using an explanatory lens to break down complicated stories in a clear, creative, and compelling way for the general interest reader

  • Lead Even Better, Voxโ€™s service journalism vertical 

  • Manage and edit a team of staff reporters

  • Assign and edit freelance assignments as needed

  • Work collaboratively with other writers on the culture team, as well as reporters, editors, podcast producers, and video producers across the newsroom on one-off stories and larger editorial projects


  • Knowledge and curiosity about culture writ large, and a passion for digging into the details

  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of reporters

  • Demonstrated experience assigning and editing culture news and features, as well as service journalism

  • Strong story judgment and editing skills

  • The ability to help reporters uncover key insights in complex topics, and to find the best frame for their stories

  • A diverse bench of reporters and experts to draw upon, plus a willingness to always be expanding that roster

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! Weโ€™ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.


This job is remote. 


This is a permanent, 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. 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 protected]).


Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.

Salary and compensation

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                                                                                                                                                             $30,000 โ€” $50,000/year



                                                ๐Ÿ’ฐ 401(k)

๐ŸŒŽ Distributed team

โฐ Async

๐Ÿค“ Vision insurance

๐Ÿฆท Dental insurance

๐Ÿš‘ Medical insurance

๐Ÿ– Unlimited vacation

๐Ÿ– Paid time off

๐Ÿ“† 4 day workweek

๐Ÿ’ฐ 401k matching

๐Ÿ” Company retreats

๐Ÿฌ Coworking budget

๐Ÿ“š Learning budget

๐Ÿ’ช Free gym membership

๐Ÿง˜ Mental wellness budget

๐Ÿ–ฅ Home office budget

๐Ÿฅง Pay in crypto

๐Ÿฅธ Pseudonymous

๐Ÿ’ฐ Profit sharing

๐Ÿ’ฐ Equity compensation

โฌœ๏ธ No whiteboard interview

๐Ÿ‘€ No monitoring system

๐Ÿšซ No politics at work

๐ŸŽ… We hire old (and young)


New York City, New York, United States

Advice from our career coach

Vox is seeking a Senior Editor for their Culture and Features team who is knowledgeable and passionate about a wide range of cultural topics. This person will oversee culture coverage, assign and edit news and feature stories, and guide reporters in understanding the driving forces behind our culture. Additionally, they will lead Vox's service coverage, providing actionable advice on topics related to mental and physical health, relationships, and work. The ideal candidate has experience managing a team, editing culture news and features, and possesses strong story judgment. If you're a versatile journalist with a knack for distilling unique angles and arguments, Vox wants to hear from you. Plus, they're open to candidates who bring their own unique skills and experiences to the table. So, if you're a DJ turned UX designer or a sommelier turned writer, don't hesitate to apply. This is a remote position with comprehensive benefits.

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Feb 10, 2024


30k-50k USD (est.)

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