Senior Editor, Search, The Verge

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Vox Media

Senior Editor, Search, The Verge
at Vox Media, LLC
Remote (US Only)

The Verge is hiring a talented Senior Editor, Search, with deep
subject-matter expertise in technology to help our newsroom find the best
angle on the stories our audience is searching for. You’ll work alongside
our editors and writers to find, assign, commission, and occasionally write
high-quality stories. From news stories to explainers, you’ll help the
Verge better explain big complex concepts to our audience.

You will work with our Managing Editor, News team, and Audience team to
develop content strategies around day-to-day news and evergreen stories and
tentpole items like events and seasonal trends to grow in search.

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.

Assign, commission, and edit stories to meet our audience’s demand as
revealed by SEO data: particularly explainers, evergreen, and news stories
based on the trends our readers are searching for
Overdeliver in quality and execution to help convert our search audience to
dedicated readers of The Verge
Utilize Google’s suite of tools, in addition to third-party tools and data
sources, to research and identify growth opportunities within the search
ecosystem for The Verge and pitch those opportunities to editors as stories
Assist editorial teams in developing and implementing sound SEO strategies
based on this research, for both evergreen content areas and in times of peak interest
Collaborate with editorial leadership to develop a process for making changes
to SEO-impacting metadata on published content in real-time, e.g. inline
links, headers, headlines, and more
Develop and maintain a feedback loop for editorial recommendations and
perform “deep dives” into performance against SEO and other editorial priorities
Keep abreast of changes in search results pages, and Google and SEO more
broadly, that both impact our existing audience and present new opportunities
for growth
Scale impact of SEO best practices by designing and leading network-specific
SEO training for editorial leadership and staff
Research emerging best practices in Google, SEO, GA to update a catalog of
search documentation, build a library of best-practices, and inform necessary staff

You are passionate about The Verge and its core content areas and have
experience working in a fast moving, fluid editorial environment
You have an editorial eye and are comfortable pitching story ideas to
senior-level editors
You have exceptional communication skills and can work with a wide variety of
experience levels and personalities
You are analytical and have experience uncovering opportunities and
optimizing content via various data points
You are curious and willing to recommend and test new SEO tactics and
strategies to grow search
You’re able to manage multiple tracks of work at once, balancing both
short-term and long-term projects simultaneously
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.

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

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

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