Morning Blogger, The Cut (Part Time)

 Vox Media - Company site
 August 4, 2022
 NYC/Remote (US Only)

WHO WE ARE

New York Magazine and The Cut are 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

The Cut is looking for a Morning Blogger to write news stories across all areas of the site—Power, Culture, Self, and Style—from Monday-Thursday, 7am-1pm, and Friday, 7am-noon. This person will kick start the day for our readers, identifying the most important news stories and writing them up with the Cut’s voice and style. They’ll likely contribute 2-4 stories per shift, with the expectation that the first post be up by 10:00 AM.

We're looking for someone who obsessively follows the news (from politics to celebrity) and knows what makes a Cut story. You should have strong news judgment, a thorough understanding of SEO, and a good sense of humor!

WHO YOU ARE

Responsibilities:

  • Work with and report to the News Editor, who oversees all news posts on the blog
  • From 7-8am: identify a story to write up, conceive of the proper way to do it from the Cut’s point of view, and pitch headlines
  • Write up to 4 short news posts per day, aiming to engage readers with the Cut’s tone
  • Closely follow politics, culture trends, and celebrity news
  • Be actively monitoring social media to keep on top of breaking news and current trends

Prerequisites:

  • 2 years of writing experience
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Write quickly and cleanly, as your day begins before the editors’ do
  • Experience with SEO
  • Strong understanding of Cut tone and sensibility

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/in office/flex. 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.

WHY VOX MEDIA?

WHAT WE OFFER

This is a part-time, freelance role. 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 benefitshere.

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 (** Redacted **).

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.