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Senior Editor, Thrillist

Vox Media

Vox Media

United States
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

The Senior Editor will work with staff writers and freelancers to bring innovative, compelling travel journalism to life, with a focus on original reporting and feature stories. As a member of Thrillist’s editorial team, they will help shape and implement content strategy and build and manage an editorial calendar against key cultural events while also helping to execute on site-wide tent poles, newsletters and various editorial products. They will also help to refine the tone and voice for Thrillist’s coverage through impactful and original travel content driven by our audience’s interests, identities, and perspectives. The perfect candidate will have substantial travel experience under their belt, with extensive knowledge about both domestic and international destinations, a good understanding of the travel industry, and a strong curiosity about people, places, and cultures around the world.


Thrillist helps its ever-curious readers, no matter where they are in the world, to discover their next adventure. As the go-to digital media publication for passion-led exploration, Thrillist focuses on where travel converges with culture—including art, history, food and drink, nightlife, the internet, the outdoors, and more—to help inform and inspire travel plans from the moment we walk out the front door. None of us leave our interests or identities behind when we travel; at Thrillist, we turn our passions into transformative travel experiences.

Thrillist 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.


  • Manage staff and freelance writers every step of the way to produce engaging, impactful travel journalism
  • Identity new talent and voices to bring to the site, with increasing the diversity of our freelance roster a priority
  • Ideate and produce original travel feature stories that are enlightening, timely and meet the needs of the Thrillist audience
  • Help keep track of your team’s monthly freelance budget and ensure freelancers are paid in a timely manner
  • Attend regular company-wide pitch meetings and brainstorms and contribute insightful ideas across multiple teams
  • Attend regular team meetings and audience insights meetings and contribute ideas and peer feedback
  • Use audience data and insights to inform storytelling process and work to increase audience engagement with the stories on our site
  • Liaise between freelancers and the social media and art teams whenever needed
  • Edit with an eye for detail, and a specific emphasis on the most important parts of a story: the copy, the headline, the visuals, and the formatting
  • Help to ideate and execute franchises, tent poles and sponsored editorial initiatives
  • Use reporting tools (such as Google Analytics, Parsely, SEMRush, and custom dashboards) to analyze traffic and SEO data to inform strategy and decision making


  • 3+ years of experience in digital journalism, including at least two years as an editor
  • Extensive experience editing feature stories with a focus on travel
  • Experience working closely and efficiently with freelance writers
  • Exceptional writing, copyediting, and fact-checking skills
  • Superior communication skills, especially when providing constructive feedback
  • A knack for strategic thinking, creative brainstorming, and problem-solving
  • Strong understanding of SEO best practices
  • A genuine love for travel, food, adventure, and connecting with people all over the world
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage many projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Proven experience with peer-to-peer coaching and teamwork
  • An existing network of freelance talent, industry experts, and/or public relations professionals

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.



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 is a bargaining unit position covered by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with 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 (


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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
$80,000$90,000 USD