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(CLOSED) Fellow: Vox Media

The Verge, at Vox Media, is looking to fill a newsroom fellowship!

Writers at The Verge cover the future at the intersection of technology, science, and culture. As an Essential Voices fellow, you will work closely with their news and reporting team, or their tech reviews team, to write stories about how technology is changing life in the future. They are seeking to broaden their staff and coverage by finding talented people with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives. This is a hands-on fellowship where you will publish stories on their front page alongside the rest of their staff. Many of their fellows get their first story up within their first week. The fellowship is a one-year, full-time, salaried position (with benefits).

As a fellow, you will learn how The Verge’s exciting modern newsroom operates and have access to the same support and insight that they offer to all their writers. You’ll receive the same intensive training all of their writers receive, and additional opportunities like special seminars with their editors on reporting tools and processes, funding to attend a professional conference (such as conferences from the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, SRCCON or NICAR), and networking opportunities within Vox Media. You will also be able to participate in skill shares, training, and mentorship opportunities with the fellowship cohort from across the company, including fellows from Vox and New York Magazine.

The Verge offers a welcoming and collaborative environment, especially for new members of the team. You will be paired with an editorial mentor who will help guide you, but you will have access to editors and reporters across the team to learn from them and talk about stories.

They hire people not to keep their newsroom the same, but to change it. They value a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. They're looking for emerging journalists or even people from outside of the media industry who want to start a career in journalism. You will be encouraged to help them expand their audience, challenge their assumptions, and leave your mark on their organization.

If this job sounds like a good fit, read on to learn more about applying!

About the Job

COMPANY: The Verge TITLE: Fellow OPENINGS AVAILABLE: 1 LOCATION: Remote (U.S. only) HOW TO APPLY: You MUST submit your resume using the button below AND complete our skills assessment

What you'll do:

  • Embedding with their news team to write at least one story each day

  • Writing and reporting in your area of interest and other coverage areas for The Verge

  • Working with editors and reporters across their team to learn how their newsroom operates

  • Learn The Verge’s voice, editorial standards, and publishing processes, and use those skills to publish stories on the site

  • Proactively think about stories that might be a fit for The Verge and pitch ideas to editors

  • Bringing your unique knowledge and perspective to their team

Who you are:

  • Passionate about the things The Verge covers, especially consumer technology

  • Committed to participating in Vox Media’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Curious with strong communication skills and the willingness to learn from others

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in their job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let them know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! They have hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.

Where you'll work:

This job is remote. They are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of their employees, and when they reopen, will require everyone who works from one of their 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 their offices.

About The Verge:

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. They guide their audience from discovery to obsession. They 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, they believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout their organization and media. This applies to their candidates, teams, storytelling, creative work, and their platforms, products, and partnerships.

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