Writers at The Verge cover the future at the intersection of technology, science, and culture. As an essential voices fellow, you will work closely with our news and reporting team, or our tech reviews team, to write stories about how technology is changing life in the future. We are seeking to broaden our staff and coverage by finding talented people with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives. This is a hands-on fellowship where you will publish stories on our front page alongside the rest of our staff. Many of our fellows get their first story up within their first week. The fellowship is a one-year, full-time, salaried position (with benefits).
As a fellow, you will learn how The Verge’s exciting modern newsroom operates and have access to the same support and insight that we offer to all of our writers. You’ll receive the same intensive training all of our writers receive, and additional opportunities, like special seminars with our editors on reporting tools and processes, funding to attend a professional conference (such as conferences from the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, SRCCON or NICAR), and networking opportunities within Vox Media. You will also be able to participate in skill shares, training, and mentorship opportunities with the fellowship cohort from across the company, including fellows from Vox and New York Magazine.
The Verge offers a welcoming and collaborative environment, especially for new members of the team. You will be paired with an editorial mentor who will help guide you, but you will have access to editors and reporters across the team to learn from them and talk about stories.
At The Verge, we hire people not to keep our newsroom the same, but to change it. We value a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. We’re looking for emerging journalists or even people from outside of the media industry who want to start a career in journalism. You will be encouraged to help us expand our audience, challenge our assumptions, and leave your mark on our organization.
WHO WE ARE
The Verge is an ambitious multimedia effort founded in 2011 to examine how technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience.
The Verge is 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
- Embedding with our news team to write at least one story each day.
- Writing and reporting in your area of interest and other coverage areas for The Verge
- Working with editors and reporters across our team to learn how our newsroom operates
- Learn The Verge’s voice, editorial standards, and publishing processes, and use those skills to publish stories on the site
- Proactively think about stories that might be a fit for The Verge, and pitch ideas to editors
- Bringing your unique knowledge and perspective to our team
WHO YOU ARE
- Passionate about the things The Verge covers, especially consumer technology
- Committed to participating in Vox Media’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Curious with strong communication skills and the willingness to learn from others
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. 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 permanent, full-time position. 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 benefits here.
This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild of America, East
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.