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If you are interested in exploring job opportunities at the Village Voice, please contact our Human Resources department at opportunities@villagevoice.com

Current Openings

Engagement Editor

The Village Voice is looking for an Engagement Editor to oversee audience development across the Voice’s digital and social channels. The ideal candidate is steeped in culture, politics, and current affairs, possesses a strong understanding of digital journalism and social media, and has the ability to use that knowledge to deepen the Voice’s relationship with its audience and drive growth.

The is a non-union position.

Key responsibilities:


To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to opportunities@villagevoice.com with “Engagement Editor” in the subject line.

The Mary Wright Writing Fellowship

The Mary Wright Writing Fellowship was established to foster the work of aspiring writers and editors of color. The fellowship is designed to provide a platform for dedicated journalists who are familiar with The Village Voice and committed to its editorial mission.

Under the direct supervision of a Voice editor or writer, fellows research, report, and write articles for the Voice across a range of subjects, from undertaking investigative pieces that explore the machinations and inner workings of various public figures and institutions, to covering breaking news and contributing to the Voice’s coverage of film, music, theater, books, and the culture at large. Past Mary Wright Fellows have gone on to become staff writers and editors at the Voice as well as at numerous other local, national, and international outlets and publications.

The fellowship lasts for four months, typically begins in January, May, or September, and carries a $750 weekly stipend. It can be renewed, though renewals are rare. Working in conjunction with their assigned editor or writer, fellows take on a mix of shorter- and longer-term projects. These include but are not limited to: developing story ideas, features, and packages; reporting; conducting research; covering events; collaborating with the art and visuals departments to create multimedia digital storytelling experiences; and providing editorial assistance with production, social media, and newsletters. Fellows may also be expected to complete other editorial tasks as dictated by the needs of the newsroom and the demands of the news cycle

Applicants should submit a current resume, three examples of their work, and a brief letter describing the kind of reporting and writing they would like to pursue during the fellowship. The description can be broad, outlining the areas the applicant would like to cover, but it can be worthwhile to propose specific story ideas, with an indication of the timeliness and interest for the Voice’s audience. Some preference may be given to applicants who have previously contributed to the Voice or are familiar with the Voice’s editorial organization and needs.


January: December 15

May: March 5

September: June 4

To apply, please submit the above materials to opportunities@villagevoice.com with “Mary Wright Fellowship” in the subject line.

About the Mary Wright Writing Fellowship

The Mary Wright Writing Fellowship was inaugurated in 2002 to honor the memory of longtime Village Voice staffer Mary Wright, who worked as a receptionist at the Voice for more than 25 years. Wright, though, had impact on the Voice that far exceeded the duties of her job, serving as mentor, sounding board, den mother, and friend to a diverse (and often chaotic) array of writers, editors, salespeople, executives, and even owners, who all benefitted from her extraordinary patience and generosity and sought out her calm, cool-headed counsel. “Mary Wright,” the late Voice staff writer Nat Hentoff once said, “was the most openhearted and principled person I have ever known.”

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is an integral part of the Village Voice’s history, culture, and identity. Inclusion is the way we treat, value, and respect our employees, clients, suppliers, and vendors, despite our differences. The publisher strongly believes that making people feel valued is essential to the success of our company. In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, we want to create an inclusive culture that reflects our values, supports our business goals, and builds a stronger company. The Village Voice is committed to creating an environment where all employees are included, are treated with dignity and respect, and are in a position to contribute to our future success.

Equal Opportunity

The Village Voice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Village Voice’s personnel policies are designed to assure non-discriminatory treatment of all individuals with regard to employment, rates of pay, and all other terms and conditions of employment regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity and expression, age, veteran’s status, physical handicap, or any other physical or mental disability. The Village Voice is committed to the hire of qualified individuals with disabilities and does not discriminate in hiring, employment, job assignment, promotion, discipline, or termination against individuals with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York City Human Relations Commission require reasonable accommodations of individuals and prohibit employment discrimination against people with disabilities.