Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. Known for building the best media brands and the technology that enables them, we are committed to building a better future for the industry — and getting the future of media right. Vox Media’s editorial networks include Vox, The Verge, SB Nation, Eater, Polygon, Recode, and Curbed. Our diverse storytelling and advertising businesses include the Concert publisher-led marketplace, the Vox Creative brand studio, the Chorus publishing platform, and the company’s entertainment division Vox Media Studios, which includes the Vox Media Podcast Network and Epic.
Recode is launching a first-of-its kind, thrice-weekly podcast to explain the most important tech news of the week. Grounded in Recode’s personality and authority, the show will deliver in-depth stories on how technology is changing everything. We simply can no longer escape the future hurtling toward us, which is why understanding the technologies shaping our lives — and the companies creating and profiting off them — is fundamental to understanding the world we live in and the way we live in it.
What you'll do:
You’ll play multiple roles, working closely with the Host and Executive Producer to conceptualize each day’s programming, coming up with smart pitches, booking and interviewing guests, constructing the segments, editing and scoring an episode, and possibly reporting segments yourself. The right person for this position is delighted by the idea of innovating on foundational news formats like the standard two-way, and has demonstrated a knack for taking unexpected approaches to curiosity-driven stories.
You also bring a critical view of the tech news landscape, seeking out nuanced and under-the-radar angles behind the latest headlines. You have strong inclinations about the right time to surface emerging technology trends and explain their relevance to a general interest audience. Ideally, you have a sophisticated understanding of internet culture, and can zoom out from the latest Twitter spats and meme-fueled fads to ask smart questions about what’s on the horizon as social media and digital platforms evolve.
Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or a tech skeptic (or both), we expect that you’ll bring a strong perspective that will shape the show’s tone and style over time. In this role, you’ll work closely with the a team to establish the show’s format.
This is a full-time position based in New York.
What you’ll bring:
- Significant experience creating audio stories as part of a fast-moving, collaborative team under deadline pressure
- A portfolio that demonstrates an ear for great tape and inventive approaches to audio storytelling
- A highly organized and dogged approach to landing bookings on a fast turnaround
- Experience scripting and editing compelling, curiosity-driven stories or segments
- A track record of developing stories that draw on diverse perspectives/source lists
- Proficiency in audio mixing in ProTools
- A passion for explanatory journalism and tech stories
- Creativity and a desire to push the boundaries, and be innovative
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.
About Vox Media
Vox Media is a prestigious modern media company that believes in the power of going deeper to connect with global, passionate, curious audiences. Through our authoritative house of brands, commitment to developing standout technology, and high-fidelity advertising, we are shaping the future of journalism and entertainment.
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