Producer, Writer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 10, 2018
Great pay and benefits but I personality did not think that made up for the poor company culture. The brand that I worked on had HORRIBLE management and we rarely, if ever, interacted with the other teams in the company. There is very low team moral across the board and people work for the most part on their own. The offices are strangely quiet for a large digit media company. It's because most communication happens on Slack, which leads to extreme inefficiencies, interpersonal difficulties and low energy on the teams. If you like to keep to yourself and don't mind encumbering corporate policies and inefficiencies, then Vox is a decent place to work.
Full Stack Web Developer (Internship) (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 15, 2018
The culture at vox is amazing and so is the tech that is used. Agile standups + 2 week sprints are standard and help you stay on track and engaged. The management team is super responsive and helps you in whatever you need. Highly recommend.
Product Team Member (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 23, 2017
Vox Media is going through a lot of changes. It can certainly be a great place to work but the landscape is very competitive and they are still finding their footing when it comes to revenue vs. headcount.
Contributing Reporter (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 26, 2016
I started as an intern with Racked NY before it shuttered. The culture here is very much a place that fosters growth for those that have potential to grow the brand. My day was spent rounding up news stories and writing up samples sales which is really hands on for an intern. I felt like a part of the team. Everyone was really easy to talk to.
Contributor / Writer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – May 28, 2015
A wonderful workplace environment. Everyday is a new challenge, in a sense. My experience has forced me to become more diligent and resourceful with my time. The onus is entirely on you to get better. I learn from the people I work with because they, too, are writers. Which is maybe the hardest part of the job: finding the time to read everything. And I read more than anything else I do! I also enjoy working from home quite a bit, easily the best part of the job.
Studio Technician / Swing Utility Tech (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 20, 2015
A typical day included myself and my studio manager, creating lighting set ups for the first show and prepping our control room to capture it. During the run of the show I would get a list of tasks from my executive producer for the day. They would include anything from trouble-shooting new equipment, going on a run to meet one of our freelance editors, or even cleaning up our storage space. Our management was good, they were fair, understanding, and only pushy when they needed to be. My co-workers were all similar to me in age and we generally had a good deal of fun while working together. Hardest part of my job would be after lunch when I normally broke down both studios alone since my manager had to be in meetings with the higher ups. The most enjoyable part was just working in the studio, listening to music and telling funny stories from the night before.
Lots of snacks, free red bull, amazing learning environment
SB Nation News Desk Writer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – September 12, 2012
I've only worked for Vox Media for a short time on a part-time basis as a news desk writer for SB Nation, but I like what I've seen from the company. They are clearly on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovations in the field. My work consists of writing news stories in four hour shifts. At time the work can be tedious, but it also provides me opportunities to be creative.