Senior Staff Writer
VICE digital’s features desk produces, and supports the newsroom in producing, features and investigations. These projects demand unusual effort, skill, and resources. We seek a proven, experienced reporter to tell—and support their colleagues in telling—stories others can’t or won’t.
While their focus areas will be a function of their own obsessions and those of the public, we’re especially interested in the increasing power of algorithms over ordinary people; corporate bullshit; culture, broadly defined; environment, especially grifts and frauds; sexual violence; structural racism and its effects on communities of color; media; and the strange and unusual, including but not limited to the way conspiracies, cults, and counter cultures reflect and impact the broader society. Our reporters’ precise duties will be determined by what they want to cover and how they want to cover it, but they will be expected to regularly publish features, break and cover news in their areas of interest, and support their colleagues’ reporting and skill development.
The ideal candidate will be an aggressive reporter with significant experience in both traditional narrative journalism and blogging; a demonstrated track record of building beats and breaking news; facility in investigative reporting techniques; experience working with technologists; a strong, confident writing voice; a collaborative spirit; a sense of the absurd; and an intolerance for cant.
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 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.
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Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without a 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.