The Life desk at VICE.com is looking for an energetic, motivated deputy editor to be our strategic lead. The right person has a reporting and service background with a track record in producing pieces that have gained significant traction and created informed conversations around health, wellness, self-care, sex, relationships, and work. They also have an excellent story sense, a talent for managing people, and a critical eye for emerging trends and themes that will guide them toward thoughtful, timely, punchy, sometimes funny, always human stories.
The ideal deputy for this desk is a rigorous editor who is persnickety about copy and capable of getting even the trickiest of drafts into publishable shape. This person will serve as a senior leader across the newsroom and will motivate their 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 editors and 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
- Guiding editors on packaging and formatting decisions
- 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
- At least 5 years of editing experience in one or more of the above beats
- A quick metabolism for generating conversation-starting stories
- Proven 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
VICE offers a 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.
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.
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