VICE Life Senior Editor

  • Vice
  • HQ, Brooklyn, NY
  • Nov 08, 2019

Job Description

The Life desk at VICE.com is looking for an energetic, motivated senior editor to help lead coverage in at least one, and ideally several, key areas. The right person has a reporting and service background with a track record in producing pieces that have helped spur or significantly contributed to informed conversations around health, wellness, self-care, sex, relationships, and work. They also have an excellent story sense, a talent for time and resource management, and a critical eye for emerging trends and themes that will guide them toward thoughtful, timely, punchy, sometimes funny, always human stories.

The ideal senior editor for this desk has a developed critical eye and is capable of helping writers thread the needle of producing entertaining, informative, grounded stories. This person will serve as a senior leader within the desk and will motivate members of the team to produce their best work. They will think strategically and creatively about packaging and formats, always looking for the most interesting way to tell a story, and seek opportunities to collaborate with the social, video, and events teams.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overseeing writers (staff and freelance) in conceiving and sharpening pitches and executing a strong daily mix of stories
  • Editing and top-editing quick hits and longer pieces
  • Collaborating on packaging and formatting decisions between edit leadership and writers
  • Recruiting and working with a diverse stable of talented writers
  • Collaborating across the social, video, and events teams to help design ideal packaging for pieces

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 3 years of editing experience in one or more of the above beats
  • A quick metabolism for generating conversation-starting stories
  • Experience delivering a mix of service and reported stories that set themselves apart
  • A clear idea of the themes that matter and how to approach them
  • An aversion to clichés and boring writing

We want to find people who believe in our goals and feel inspired enough to grow while they’re here to fill the role, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got. To learn more read the VICE Guide to VICE

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation.   The requirements and essential functions described above are not an exhaustive list and instead are meant to describe the general nature and level of work required of the job.  VICE reserves the right to modify the essential functions of this position where a legitimate business exists.

If you require reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know.  We will work together to best meet your needs.

Working at VICE 

VICE offers comprehensive benefits and compensation package that is commensurate with experience and abilities. VICE editorial staff is represented by the Writer’s Guild of America East, a labor union representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media and broadcast news.  Additional VICE benefits include but are not limited to trans-inclusive benefits, fertility benefits, and tuition reimbursement. We also have dog-friendly days, bagel Fridays, and the occasional drag show in our conveniently located Williamsburg office. Day-to-day you can enjoy a rooftop garden full of edible produce (in the summer), beverages, healthy snacks and the opportunity to make the work of a lifetime if you’re into that sort of thing, which we hope you are.

VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business.

Equal Employment Opportunities: VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity.  At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity are major benefits to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture. We treat all applicants and employees fairly without regard to age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status and partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, status as a veteran or active military service member, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

VICE requires that all employees have proper authorization to work in the U.S.  Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the New York City Fair Chance Act or other applicable laws.

VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.