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Reporter, Hot Pod

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A full time position
Fully remote: working with a USA-based team at Vox Media.

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 The Verge and Hot Pod, the preeminent audio industry newsletter, are seeking a reporter to cover the ins and outs of the audio space.

As our Hot Pod reporter, you’ll focus on putting together three newsletters per week, informing subscribers with a mixture of news roundups, scoops, and analysis. We want to keep our readers ahead of the changes in the industry: what companies are springing up, who’s winning the battle for people’s attention, and where all this audio hype is headed. It’ll be up to you to guide them and filter the signal from the noise.

A great Hot Pod reporter will have a sense for not only the pure business stories and the news that matters, but how they affect the livelihoods of the people who work in the industry, whether that be corporate executives, on-air hosts, or indie podcasters. The beat is growing alongside the audio space, so the right reporter will be a self-starter who cares about audio and chronicling the industry’s trajectory, but also finds ways to go deeper than the headlines. What are the readers missing or what should they be thinking about?

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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.


WHAT WE OFFER This is a 5-6 month full-time temporary 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 (

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 email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.

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