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7 Apr 2024

Full-Time Staff Writer

The Dodo – Posted by remotejobsninja United States

Job Description

Were looking for a Writer to join The Dodos Editorial team on a temporary basis, within Vox Media. Day-to-day, youll own pitching, researching and writing stories for everyone who loves animals. These stories may include everything from heartwarming adoption and rescue stories, to animal-related identity/entertainment pieces, to pet parent interest pieces and sponsored content.


The Dodo is the #1 media brand for reach on mobile in the U.S., and the most engaged media brand globally across all content genres. We tell fun, entertaining, emotional stories about animals that make people laugh, cry happy tears, feel ALL the feels, and fall in love with animals.

The Dodo is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about whats now, whats next, and whats possible.

As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.


  • Write entertaining, heartwarming, highly shareable stories for animal lovers that reinforce The Dodo as the ultimate destination for people who love pets.
  • Find and pitch the best animal stories from around the world.
  • Own all aspects of article production including pitching, interviewing sources, researching, writing and packaging for various social platforms.
  • Ensure your pieces drive significant site traffic through social distribution and SEO, via constant performance optimization and adhering to best practices.
  • Ensure every piece of content is heavily SEO optimized, and supports the teams broader SEO strategy.
  • Support the written team where needed, with possible editing, article optimization or sponsored content production and planning.


  • Have superb writing and grammar skills, and imbue your work with style and humor
  • Have a unique ability to spot images and stories with viral potential and turn it into a strong pitch for The Dodos audience
  • Able to channel The Dodo brand into a fun, relatable, self-aware and identifiable written voice
  • An analytical thinker who will ground your work in performance metrics and best practices
  • Always thinking about how to optimize article packaging for traffic growth
  • Takes full accountability for deliverables and performance
  • Embraces new challenges and smartly experiments with new formats while remaining true to the brand and best practices
  • Understands business needs and individual role in meeting company goals
  • Proactively takes on projects and initiatives that contribute to the success of the team


This job is remote.



This is a temporary, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life.

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (


The salary range listed below represents the minimum and maximum base pay for this position at the time of this posting. Final salary offered to the candidate selected for the position will be based on factors including but not limited to the candidate’s skills and experience.

Pay Range

$70,000$74,000 USD

Job Categories: Remote Writing Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 21 days.

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