The Strategist is searching for a strong SEO editor to help us refine our evergreen strategy, explore new areas of coverage, and ensure our catalog of shopping guides meet all best practices. The ideal editor will be fluent in a variety of SEO and keyword tools, especially in the hyper-competitive e-commerce space, and will be invested in marrying those resources with the Strategist sensibility and editorial philosophy.



The Strategist is New York Magazine’s site for rigorously reported service journalism that helps readers shop smartly. Its writers and editors surface the stuff that is actually worth buying, alongside all sorts of things you never knew you needed.

The Strategist 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.



  • Monitor the performance of keywords associated with evergreen articles, especially our shopping guides, and develop strategies to maintain strong Google ranks for them
  • Utilize Google’s suite of tools, in addition to third-party tools and data sources such as Semrush and Moz, to research growth opportunities
  • Provide regular feedback to Strategist editors and writers, top-editing and updating content daily with an eye for SEO
  • Make SEO recommendations for e-commerce tentpoles (e.g., holiday shopping, sales events), ranging from high-level story opportunities to tactical optimizations
  • Act as an SEO resource for the Strategist editorial team, including, but not limited to, keyword research, performance analysis, and real-time guidance on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
  • Partner with Vox Media’s central SEO team to stay on top of any SEO-related learnings, and adapt Vox Media's best practices and general guidance for the Strategist



  • Familiarity with the Strategist, its approach to service journalism, and coverage areas
  • Analytical mindset and experience uncovering opportunities and optimizing content, while balancing editorial voice
  • Detail-oriented with a copy editor’s eye for formatting errors, with clear writing and strong line editing skills 
  • Curiosity and a willingness to recommend and test new SEO tactics and strategies
  • Ability to manage multiple tracks of work at once, balancing both short-term and long-term projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and task management skills, especially in working with a distributed team across time zones
  • Detail-oriented, with a copy editor’s eye for formatting errors
  • Strong and fast-paced writing skills for a digital publication


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.



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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.



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The salary range listed below represents the minimum and maximum base pay for this position at the time of this posting. Final salary offered to the candidate selected for the position will be based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience.

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