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Senior Editor, Eater

Vox Media

Vox Media

United States
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

The senior editor will work across, telling compelling stories about how food and drink intersect with culture at large, with a focus on restaurants. Eater’s approach to restaurant coverage embraces a broad definition of “restaurant” and “chef”; it’s familiar with kitchen culture and honest about its shortcomings; it’s inspired by the convivial and fun spirit of dining out. The senior editor will also work across other beats, assigning and editing stories as needed.

The candidate will have a stable of writers, designers, photographers, and illustrators. The candidate must have strong editing and writing skills and a high level of comfort in balancing long-term responsibilities with daily digital tasks. Working knowledge of the restaurant industry as well as experience covering restaurants is a plus. The candidate should also feel comfortable representing Eater at restaurant industry events and meetings.


Eater, the national food publication with outlets across the country, 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.


  • Develop stories of varying lengths and scopes with both staffers and freelancers across’s coverage areas
  • Guide stories through the editing process — from assignment stages through line and copy edit all the way to publication
  • Pick up top edits, quicker turnaround edits, and support breaking news efforts across the entire Eater network
  • Identify restaurant and dining culture stories of interest to an audience well-versed in and passionate about restaurant dining
  • Work closely with executive editor and city managers to refine day-to-day collaboration between .com and cities network
  • Collaborate with other .com editors on one-off editorial packages
  • Collaborate closely with Eater’s audience development and visual teams, when applicable, to generate the best social media, image, and SEO optimization strategies for pieces


  • Minimum of five years of experience editing, preferably at a digital media company
  • A strong understanding of what makes a good narrative story
  • A sharp instinct for story angles and confident point of view about what food media could or should be doing
  • A passion for working with text and developing ideas with writers
  • Impeccable editing skills and ability to communicate edits effectively
  • A truly collaborative spirit
  • The ability to thrive under deadlines but also handle the unexpected with a sense of calm

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.

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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 ([email protected]).


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.


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

Pay Range
$88,000$91,000 USD