News Editor

Location: New York, NY

Department: Eater

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Vox Media is a technology-driven media company. Using our modern media platform Chorus, we develop the highest quality content, conversations, and applications for a monthly audience of over 70 million passionate people around the world. As one of the fastest growing online publishers, we own and operate brands in six distinct categories: SB Nation in sports, The Verge in tech and culture, Polygon in gaming, Curbed in design and real estate, Eater in dining and nightlife, and Racked in shopping and fashion. And we’ve just announced our venture into general news, Project X.

Eater is the source for people who care about dining and drinking in the nation’s most important food cities. A favorite of industry pros and amateurs alike, Eater has an uncanny knack for finding out what’s opening where, who’s serving what, and how it’s all going down. Our main site covers major stories around the globe, while editors on the ground in 27 cities across the U.S. and Canada focus on the news and drama on a hyperlocal level.

Eater is looking for a passionate news junkie to helm the Eater News Desk. You’ll oversee Eater’s fast-paced news operation, managing a team of bloggers covering the ins and outs of restaurant world news while coordinating with our city editors across the country. Ideal candidates will be professionally trained reporters with experience breaking restaurant world news, managing writers, and obsessively monitoring and contributing to social media feeds. It’s a big job, and it’s just going to get bigger as Eater’s size and scope expands over the next year.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the production of dozens of news items each day
  • Constantly monitor social media and rss feeds for news, and be a player in the social media conversation happening around the breaking news of the day
  • break original news on a daily basis
  • Maintain a strong network of sources in the industry

Requirements:

  • Minimum five years working as a professional reporter or news editor
  • Minimum two years experience covering the food and restaurant world
  • Experience managing and coordinating a reporting team
  • A critical, seasoned eye for news reporting, fact checking, and solid angles
  • An ability to screen out bullshit, non-news, pandering, bad reporting, and PR nonsense
  • An obvious love for social media, as seen in one’s social feeds of choice
  • A willingness to work East Coast hours
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