News is at the core of The Verge, and we are looking for a talented news writer to join our UK team and make sure we are always one of the first to the biggest news stories of the day.
As news writer, you will join a team of reporters and editors who race to publish the sharpest angles and best analysis on the essential tech news of the day.
Our news team stands on the front line of The Verge's editorial operation, keeping our savvy audience informed and delighted.
Who we are
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 is now, what is next, and what is 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 organisation and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.
What you will do
News writers will work with the international news team to hit the biggest news of the day before people in the US are even awake. You will spend your days finding, vetting, and writing news.
Daily responsibilities include:
- Gathering stories from news feeds and spotting breaking news
- Writing news
- Assisting team with honing story angles and providing additional reporting
Who you are
Candidates should have a fierce passion for consumer technology news; you should feel a constant need to know what is happening in the world of platforms and gadgets, and a desire to deliver the best story before anyone else. We are looking for someone who is already closely monitoring tech news to vet stories, deliver sharp headlines and angles, and who can switch gears at a moment's notice to put breaking news on the site.
- Some experience writing tech news stories
- Solid background with all things Microsoft, PC gaming, related accessories
- Savvy user of services like Discord and Twitch
- Can work in London office two to three days a week, as required
- The ability to transform complex ideas into interesting and understandable stories, with an eye toward the audience's interests and needs
- An ability to connect the dots - taking a technology or culture story from something abstract to something tangible
- Has a love for breaking news
- Passionate about The Verge's core coverage areas of technology and science
- You have built a PC and are comfortable getting into the guts of gadgets
Please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team, even if you do not meet every qualification listed! We have hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.
Where you will work
This job is flex. We are 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.
Why Vox Media?
What we offer
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.
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 recognise that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognise 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 and culture team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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