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Originally posted by Willy Franzen on March 19, 2012. Updated through a sponsorship agreement.
Posted by Willy Franzen on March 19, 2012. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Intern, Vox Creative||New York, NY|
|Assistant Editor||New York, NY|
|Eater Social Media Editor||New York, NY|
|On-Air Personality (93.9 MY-FM)||Chicago, IL|
|On-Air Personality-WGCI FM||Chicago, IL|
|Staff writer, gender issues||Washington, DC|
|On-Air Personality||Augusta, GA|
|Morning Show On-Air Personality Co Host - (Wichita, KS)||Wichita, KS|
|On-Air Host - (Anchorage, AK)||Anchorage, AK|
|On-Air Co-Host WWYZ - (Hartford, CT)||Hartford, CT|
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This weekend I spent an equal amount of time watching sports on tv and playing sports outside. That didn’t leave a lot of time to read about sports online, but I’ll guarantee you that a lot of sports sites saw a ton of traffic this weekend (and will continue to see it over the next few weeks). One of those sites is SB Nation, which is a site that is focused on “reinventing the media model with profitable, high-quality, innovative coverage from passionate, talented creators.” SB Nation used to be a company on its own, but it’s been so successful that a larger company called Vox Media has been built around it. They’re based in Washington, DC, and they also run The Verge, a technology news site, and will be launching a gaming focused site soon. Word is that they just closed a big round of funding, and the expectation is that they’ll use the cash to build out into more verticals.
If you’re thinking that Vox Media’s approach looks similar to that of Gawker Media, you’re right. They’ve entered some of the same core verticals, and they’ve hired people from Gawker and other major online media companies to build out their properties. This is something that you see a lot in the industry. A company builds a platform that is very successful, and they replicated it over and over again. The SB Nation About page gives a really good run down on how this all works, so I highly recommend that you read through the whole thing. If you’re excited by the business model and love online content, then check out Vox Media’s Jobs page and The Verge’s Jobs page (there’s some overlap, and the SB Nation’s redirects to the Vox Media page). There are a number of positions worth considering for a new or recent grad including:
Vox Media offers an amazing opportunity to get into a rapidly growing industry. Take a look at these positions and see if any make sense for you.
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