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Vice goes on hiring spree after $250 million debt infusion

6 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in People

At one point in time, Vice Media ($VICEMEDIA) was heralded as the future of media. Born of street zine roots, it emerged into a forward-looking source for alternative views on everything from tech to politics. And then, somewhat inexplicably, it got too big for its own britches. It sagged under over-estimated valuations, internal chaos, and a reportedly sexist workplace culture. Vice, the media company that invented modern edginess, lost its edge.

But after a year-long hiring slowdown that saw openings go from 80 to just 18, Vice appears to be turning things around a bit. The company has added roughly 50 new openings in early May, and early sign that the company is turning itself around with a new path forward.

This hiring spree comes on the heels of a $250 million debt investment from George Soros and other investors intended to help Vice turn itself around. From the looks of things, the first move for the company is to bring in some new talent who will do what Vice needs to do most: develop new, compelling, on-brand content that gets the media company back into circulation.

The new job listings include searches for a Politics Editors and reporters, a sign that Vice intends to improve its news profile leading into the 2020 elections. The company is also looking for an Authoritarianism Reporter and Breaking News Editor.

New job listings for a Benefits Analyst and Compensation Analyst are also indicators that the company will continue to accelerate hiring. Other openings in finance and development show a future that could include new product launches. The full list of new positions and locations is below.

Title

Location Text

Title (Count)

Client Partner

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1

Benefits Analyst

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Global VP, Corporate Communications & Public Relations

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Director, Experiential Design & Consumer Experience

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Director, Global Platform Partnerships

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

AV Manager , TEMP

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Head of Client Services and Business Development, Virtue

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1

Lead Client Partner

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Media Strategist, Brand Connections

N/A

1

Ad Operations Specialist

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Politics Reporter

N/A

1

Account Manager, VICE +

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Executive Producer, VICE Digital

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Director, Client Strategy

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Director of Front End Engineering

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Project Manager, Community

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Senior iOS Engineer

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Senior Android Engineer

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Agency Partnership Director

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Head of Internal Product

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Creative

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Senior Product Manager, Direct to Consumer Products

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Finance Manager, VICELAND

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Senior Manager, Treasury

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Manager, Strategy & Operations

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Creative Director

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Media Strategist, Brand Connections

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Sr. Audience Solutions Analyst

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Senior Front End Engineer

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Sr. Director, Partner Concepts (News & Politics)

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Senior Politics Editor

N/A

1

Supervising Producer, VICE Digital

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Compensation Analyst

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Account Director, Virtue

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1

Group Creative Director

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Civil Rights Reporter

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Tax Reporting Manager

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

VP, Client Partnerships, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1

Authoritarianism Reporter

N/A

1

Director of Customer Acquisition

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Breaking News Editor

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

Product Manager, Analytics

Brooklyn, New York, 11201, New York, United States

1

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Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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