Deputy Editor, Thrillist

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The Deputy Editor’s role is to serve as the right-hand to the Editorial Director, assisting in shaping and implementing content strategy, managing the day-to-day workflow of the team, and bringing thoughtful, compelling stories to life. They will manage five staff writers and be responsible for assigning, editing and publishing daily news stories as well as editing stories from across the team and freelancers as needed. They will focus on developing the editorial skillsets of the staff writers through hands-on support, constructive feedback, and guiding the team through every aspect of the editorial process. They will be instrumental in helping to ideate and execute on ambitious stories, tent poles, franchises and other editorial products. In partnership with the Editorial Director, they will ensure the smooth functioning of the team, including overseeing budget, contracting freelancers, and maintaining a daily publishing schedule.

 

WHO WE ARE

Thrillist celebrates life at the intersection of culture and experience, inspiring people to pursue spontaneity through food, drink, and travel.

Thrillist 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
  • Manage, lead and guide an ambitious team of writers
  • Oversee and edit news and short-form content for the site
  • Provide quality control for the team and proactively work to help its writers and editors hone their skills 
  • Stay on top of the latest news and trends and help news writers to uncover original, timely stories with fresh angles on a daily basis 
  • Guide team in every aspect of developing thoughtful, engaging storytelling, helping to bring stories from pitch to publication
  • Use audience insights and data to inform editorial decisions
  • Help the Editorial Director to develop and run innovative editorial franchises, tent poles, and other products
  • Work in partnership with the Audience Development Director to oversee the national team’s newsletters
  • Help the Editorial Director to oversee budget, contract freelancers, and maintain a daily publishing schedule
  • Work with the audience team, audio, video, and other editors across the Thrillist newsroom to elevate the work across mediums
  • Help team to manage their time and hold them accountable to deadlines, while also working to make sure they have the tools and support they need to be successful
  • Attend regular company-wide pitch meetings and brainstorms and contribute creative ideas with unique angles across multiple teams
  • Use reporting tools (such as Google Analytics, Parsely, SEMRush, and custom dashboards) to analyze traffic and SEO data to inform strategy and decision making

 

WHO YOU ARE
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in digital media, including at least 2 years as an editor
  • Bachelor’s degree (journalism or online media a plus)
  • Experience managing a team, inclusive of delegating responsibilities, managing performance, supporting growth and development, and providing meaningful feedback
  • Strong reporting, writing, editing, and organizational skills
  • Expert-level headline writing
  • Sharp eye for beautiful imagery and photography for story packaging
  • Knack for fact-checking and instinct for detecting questionable information
  • Extensive knowledge of how internet news and travel content works and familiarity with the ever-changing digital media landscape
  • Proficient in using and customizing data analytics tools, social media/trends monitoring platforms for a highly efficient workflow
  • Comfort and aptitude for communicating with writers on your team, freelancers, and representatives across the department and beyond 
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines while juggling multiple projects

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.

 

WHY VOX MEDIA?
WHAT WE OFFER

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 (recruitment@voxmedia.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.

PAY TRANSPARENCY

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.

Pay Range
$90,000$105,000 USD

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