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Vox Media, LLC

WHO WE ARE

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 partnerships.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Eater is looking for an experienced reporter and editor to oversee its Nashville city site, one of its marquee publications. The Eater Nashville editor will guide 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 editor is responsible for audience growth and engagement as well as impact and relevance in the community; stories should not all focus on one area or subject; the editor should have the range to cover the bar and hospitality industries, cultural dining trends, and labor and social justice narratives, too. 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 Nashville newsletter.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Have a vision of the food and restaurant culture in Nashville and how Eater should cover it
  • Oversee all of the site’s service-first content including maps, guides, major news and occasional feature reporting
  • Ideate and oversee occasionally longer-lead feature and trend stories and reports about the Nashville restaurant scene
  • Maintain a wide network of sources both inside and outside Nashville restaurant brands
  • Ensure all copy onsite is copy edited and meets our style guide and editorial standards
  • Ensure all posts are SEO optimized and that headlines meet Eater’s standards
  • Assign and edit the work of freelancers; ensure a freelancer pool that reflects the diverse demographic of voices in your city
  • Oversee social media, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, to promote the site’s content
  • Participate in cross-brand promotional efforts and collaboration with the national Eater.com team as communicated by other team managers
  • Occasionally appear on panels, radio, and other public appearance as appropriate for the brand
  • Oversee the sending of the Eater Nashville newsletter

WHO YOU ARE

The ideal candidate for the Eater Nashville editor has:

  • Diverse journalism experience, particularly with breaking daily news, developing sources, and covering a beat, as well as editing copy
  • Comfort with cold-calling and fast pace of digital news, as well as a sense of urgency
  • 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, strong news judgment, story packaging, and careful eye for accuracy
  • 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
  • Excellent organizational skills, focus, and the ability to work independently
  • Impeccable grammar and attention to detail with an eye toward clean copy
  • Comfort with adapting to new content management systems

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. 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.

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