Insights Editor

About VICE

VICE is an international media company that captures people at the heart of all our stories. We focus on the ideas, issues, and context that other outlets miss. Launched in 1994, VICE operates in 35 cities across the globe, making 1500 pieces of content every day. The company has five lines of business: VICE Digital, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICELAND, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 26 offices around the world.

VICE x Team

The insights team at VICE is responsible for creating thought leadership and strategic thinking that fuels the growth of VICE Media Group and its partners. We are experts in primary research methodologies – both qualitative and quantitative - but also surface insights from across VICE’s ecosystem such as content analytics, campaign performance, our DMP and some third party data sources. The team is as much analytical as it is creative. We thrive on curiosity, ambition and collaboration – within the team and across departments. 

Role x You

This unique role combines the best of research, strategy and journalism. You are a strategic thinker who is passionate about spotting trends and movements in culture and youth mindsets. You strive to think differently and take thought leadership to a new level. 

In the short term you will foster close relationships with creative and editorial teams across VICE Media Group to be fully aware of the content that is emerging and connect the dots to find patterns and spot strategic themes that are arising. You will also work with the insights team to identify interesting datasets and stories that tie in with these emerging ideas. You will spearhead culture and youth trend spotting and reporting to internal and external clients. 

After 6 months in this role you will build a robust protocol for analyzing and communicating these trends, from internal memos to in-depth trend reports to published articles and presentations. You will also be collaborating with corporate stakeholders and commercial teams on a wide array of projects that will help shape the future of VICE and brand partners.

And after a year you will build a practice of trend spotting at VMG using the knowledge and experience that you have gathered as well as breaking with convention and creating new ways to gather and analyze information. 

Qualifications

You have these:

  • 5+ years experience in a strategy or trendspotting role. College degree. 
  • The ability to think analytically and conceptually
  • A compelling and confident storyteller with a passion for making complicated subjects easy to understand in a clear, accurate, smart and interesting manner to a range of audiences
  • Experience with consumer research, and the ability to use data and information from a variety of sources in your analysis 
  • Comfortable initiating projects and working independently
  • Proactive, creative, and curious about the world around you

We’d love if you also had these:

  • Experience in journalism or a media setting 

Working at VICE

VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business.

VICE offers comprehensive benefits including but not limited to trans-inclusive benefits, fertility benefits, and tuition reimbursement. We also have dog-friendly days, bagel Fridays, and the occasional drag show in our conveniently located Williamsburg office. Day-to-day you can enjoy a rooftop garden full of edible produce (in the summer), beverages, healthy snacks and the opportunity to make the work of a lifetime if you’re into that sort of thing, which we hope you are.

Equal Employment Opportunities: VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity.  At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity are major benefits to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture.  We treat all applicants and employees fairly without regard to age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status and partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, status as a veteran or active military service member, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

VICE requires that all employees have proper authorization to work in the U.S.  Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whetted her such sponsorship will be provided.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the New York City Fair Chance Act or other applicable laws.

VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.


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