VICE is a global youth media company and the industry leader in producing and distributing the best online video content in the world. Launched in 1994 as a punk magazine, VICE now operates out of 36 countries, and has expanded into a multimedia network, including the world’s premier source for original online video, VICE.COM; an international network of digital channels; a television & feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; and a book-publishing division.
VICE’s digital channels include VICE Sports, a sports channel; MUNCHIES, a food channel; VICE News, a dedicated news channel; Noisey, a music discovery channel; The Creators Project, dedicated to the arts and creativity; Motherboard, covering cultural happenings in technology; THUMP, focusing on global dance music and culture; Fightland, a channel dedicated to the culture of MMA and Broadly a female focused channel. VICE acquired British fashion publication i-D in 2012 and re-launched i-D’s digital presence at i-D.co, a video-driven fashion site. In 2013, VICE launched a news-magazine series on HBO titled VICE. The Emmy Award-winning series just completed its second season; seasons three and four to air in 2015 and 2016.
As Staff Writer, you will be reporting to the MUNCHIES UK Editor and researching, writing and sub-editing first-class editorial content. You will have your own ideas for both short news posts and in-depth features, and may also be assigned stories.
You will be tuned into the UK food scene and able to write clean, engaging copy in the MUNCHIES style, to deadline. Photography skills desirable. Culinary background a plus but not mandatory.
Bachelor’s Degree in English, journalism, communications, media, etc.
1 year experience in related field.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Bring in, research and write 1-2 articles per day for MUNCHIES and generate new ideas for columns.
Build an extensive and relevant contacts database that serves as a source for article ideas and expert comment. Assist with CMS maintenance.
Occasionally sub-edit articles for MUNCHIES.
Represent MUNCHIES at internal and external meetings, as and when required.
To undertake such other tasks including general administrative duties as may be required from time to time.
To be an ambassador for the business at all times.
Occasionally contribute ideas to marketing, PR and video projects aimed at growing MUNCHIES’ UK presence.
This role is Full-time in the VICE UK London Office.
How to apply
To apply please email your CV with two examples of past articles and five pitches that you think would work well on MUNCHIES. Please state the reference “MUNCHIES UK Staff Writer” in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org or click the “apply online” button below. Please include your notice period and salary expectations in your application.
We look forward to hearing from you!
If you do not hear back from us within one month of applying then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. Thank you once again for applying and we wish you success in your future career.