Posted 24 Jan 2022, 6:25 pm

Copy Editor at Vox

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As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations and influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print, we tell stories that affect our audience's daily lives and entertain as much as they inform.

Our portfolio features influential and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street, and Recode. Off-platform, the Vox Media Podcast Network offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts, and Vox Media Studios produces and distributes the award-winning nonfiction shows. Powered by innovative technology that scales quality, the Chorus publishing platform and Concert advertising marketplace answer the always-changing needs of modern audiences, creators and marketers.

Vox Media has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Media,” an Inc. “Company of the Year,” Digiday’s “Best Company for Parents,” and one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.

About the position:

The Copy Editor will help maintain and improve the quality of Polygon’s copy across all its coverage. They will copy edit every type of editorial content, from short news stories to long-form features, and will be instrumental in being the final pass on Polygon’s work. They will collaborate with every editorial desk at Polygon, and ideally will have an interest in video games, entertainment, and internet culture.

What you’ll do:

  • Copy edit stories that appear on Polygon, ensuring that they have proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and diction, and that they adhere to our internal style guidelines. These stories can come from across Polygon’s various editorial teams, and include news, features, reviews, and sponsored editorial content.
  • Identify grammar and style issues as they arise both on- and off-platform, and ensure that guidelines and expectations are clearly communicated to writers.
  • Act as a point of reference for any style or grammar inquiries from the staff.
  • Collaborate with editors to update and maintain Polygon’s comprehensive internal style guide and associated resources.
  • Remain up to speed on current language/industry trends as they pertain to Polygon’s voice, particularly with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

What you’ll bring:

  • At least one to two years of copy editing experience
  • Close familiarity with AP style
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with video games, movies, TV shows, comics, and internet culture is a plus

*This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild of America, East.

About working at Vox Media:

This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of 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 is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees. All employees in our offices are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an approved religious or medical exemption. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, including submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and wearing a face covering in our offices. 

Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from email addresses, and we will never contact you via text message.

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