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The Verge Reviews program is the essential guide to tech. Our goal is to help our massive audience decide what to buy, what not to, and how to use it all — but those are just the basics. Verge Guides go further: our stories explain why the tech that’s impacting your life right now is worth paying attention to. Across video, photography, the web, and every platform imaginable, our reviews and guides educate our audience. We may be experts, but we don’t speak in arcane language and we always strive to tell stories in addition to measuring specs.
The Verge is seeking a Writer, Reviews to join our Reviews and Guides team. As a reviews writer, you’ll work directly with our Reviews Editor and team to serve our audience with information that helps them understand how products and services work and which ones they should spend their money on.
As a writer on this team, you will be responsible for delivering on those promises to our audience. You’ll work closely with editors in New York, finding the right angles on how-to articles and guides. You’ll also occasionally work with our commerce team to use your knowledge about the products and services we cover to help them make important buying decisions.
Our ideal candidate has strong editorial and organizational skills and expertise in writing about technology. You will hopefully have a broad base of knowledge about gadgets and software.
This role will be focused on covering smartphones, mobile devices, and their related accessories. It will support our flagship smartphone reviews with coverage of the broader market, including low-end and budget phones. Assignments include both long and short-form reviews, how-to articles, and contributing to our deals coverage when relevant. Additionally, this person will be responsible for writing and maintaining guides on choosing the best service plans for a variety of needs.
- Write reviews of mobile phones and accessories
- Write and maintain Buying Guides related to the beat
- Work with Vox Media’s Commerce team to optimize articles for e-commerce performance
- Establish and maintain relationships with the companies making mobile phones and accessories
- Write How To purchase articles for new product launches
- Contribute news articles related to the mobile device and wireless service industry
What we’re looking for:
- 3 years of writing experience, prior reviews experience a plus
- Photography skills a plus
- Experience on video a plus, but not necessary
- Familiarity with The Verge’s consumer tech coverage
- A love for gadgets & the latest tech gear
*This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild of America, East.
About working at Vox Media:
This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You’ll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that’s challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of 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.