Editor, Games, Polygon (Temporary)

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Industry
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Location
Remote (US Only)
Job Type
Contract

Vox Media

WHO WE ARE

Polygon is a modern entertainment brand, covering the media that young people love. We connect our audience directly to the content they want to enjoy; to the culture and the inclusive community they want to be a part of; and to the stories and ideas they otherwise wouldn’t know existed.

Polygon 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

Polygon is looking for an Editor for its Games team for a full-time, temporary position that runs from mid-January to late April. This editor should excel at writing and editing short- and medium-length stories, and should also be voracious in their pursuit of finding story assignments, both for themselves and other members of the Games team. You should be comfortable writing engaging stories, conducting interviews over any modern medium, and finding what’s most interesting to Polygon’s readers.

Here’s what a typical week might look like. You’ll:

  • Write 5 stories, which are a mix of short news, analysis, service stories, critical takes, short-form interviews, and reviews. It's crucial for the person in this role to stay on top of games culture. These stories should overall explain what’s interesting in the world of games and the culture surrounding them.
  • Be connected and aware: Find story ideas online that match Polygon’s breadth of coverage for both yourself and other members of the team.
  • Help writers by vetting their story ideas or collaborate with other editors in crafting story angles.
  • Work with the Deputy Editor, Games to conceptualize timely reported stories, news analysis, and interviews pegged to breaking news.
  • Edit short- and mid-length stories.
  • Attend Games and Culture brainstorms to cultivate stories and provide institutional knowledge that will help the teams succeed.
  • Be available to assist brainstorming other aspects of the publishing pipeline, including headline help, social, and SEO copy.
  • Help maintain the team Asana calendars.

WHO YOU ARE

An ideal candidate treasures building up writers on their team, both in edits and in shaping story assignments. Polygon is a highly collaborative team, and we’re looking for someone who thrives working in a group in a remote-first newsroom.

You should be fluent in general video game knowledge, and know which sources are trustworthy. Ideally, you’re an expert in a few specific beats in the gaming sphere, too. We’re interested to hear from people whose expertise differs somewhat from what Polygon already covers well, to help broaden our team’s range. (Also, interest and fluency in Grand Theft Auto is desirable here.)

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 would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to our team. 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.

WHY VOX MEDIA?

WHAT WE OFFER

This is a temporary, 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 (recruitment@voxmedia.com).

WHAT COMES NEXT

Please use your cover letter to highlight your experience and familiarity writing and editing stories about video games. If you’ve covered live events like E3, Nintendo Directs, or The Game Awards, please detail that experience in your cover letter.

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.

PAY TRANSPARENCY

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.

Pay Range

  • $73,000—$91,000 USD

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