Seattle Editor, Eater

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Seattle, WA
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Vox Media

Eater is looking for an experienced reporter and editor to lead its Seattle
city site, one of its marquee publications. The Eater Seattle editor guides
day-to-day coverage of the site and its overall sensibility, including its
mix of news stories, service-focused maps and guides, and features. The role
is responsible for audience growth and engagement as well as impact and
relevance in the community. The editor will have the drive to continue
Eater’s reputation for furthering conversations about the restaurant
industry and dining culture in Seattle; reports and features should
proactively examine narratives that are unexpected and important to
Seattle’s food scene and the people within it. Stories should not all focus
on one area or subject: the editor should have the range to cover the bar and
hospitality industries, COVID policy changes, sustainability narratives, and
economic impact and labor stories. The role also includes assigning, editing,
and packaging freelance pieces; taking ownership of high-touch service maps
like the Eater 38; and scheduling/strategizing for social media and the Eater
Seattle newsletter.



Eater, the national food publication with outlets across North America and
the UK, is at the forefront of reporting on the restaurant industry, shaping
food culture with its award-winning journalism and programming, and telling
people where to eat with its beloved maps and guides.

Eater 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


Have a vision of the food and restaurant culture in Seattle and Eater’s
place in it
Edit and manage a small group of freelancers, and periodically recruit and
develop new writers and contributors to ensure a diverse mix of voices
reflecting the demographics of your city
Oversee all of the site’s content, including daily news, maps and service
content, features, and other reporting, producing multiple stories per day
Create and assign an editorial calendar incorporating news stories, service
content, and reviews, including planning longer lead features, trend stories,
and packages
Oversee production and strategy for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and
newsletters for Eater Seattle, keeping in line with Eater's standards
Ensure all copy onsite is copy-edited and meets our style guide and editorial
Ensure all posts are SEO optimized and that headlines meet our standards
Track openings and develop sources including chefs, restaurateurs, relevant
spokespeople, and alternative sources for coverage as needed
Participate in cross-brand promotional efforts and collaboration with the
national team as communicated by other team managers when needed
Occasionally appear on panels, radio, and other public appearance as
appropriate for the brand


Extensive experience in journalism, particularly in breaking daily news,
developing sources, covering a beat, and editing other writers
A vision for ambitious storytelling
Comfort with cold calling and a sense of urgency surrounding the fast pace of
digital news
A drive to continue Eater’s reputation as the number one source furthering
the conversations about the restaurant world in your city.
A drive to predict vs. react to the news cycle; an ability to create
proactive vs. reactive narratives about the restaurant industry
Attention to detail, news judgement, story packaging, and careful eye for
Interest in digital headline writing, analytics, and social media publishing
A love for restaurants and knowledge of the local scene and at the very least
a voracious hunger to become an expert in the industry
Experience covering business, real estate, the restaurant industry, or legal
Experience with photography and article layout
Experience with writing and/or editing long-lead, high-touch feature stories

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.



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.



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

The annual base pay range for this job is $70,000 to $75,000.

The base salary range listed above represents the minimum and maximum 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.


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



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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