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Vox Media Union Calls Layoffs “Unconscionable”

The Vox Media Union responded to layoffs Friday at its parent company, which publishes Vox, The Verge and New York magazine, among others, saying the action was “unconscionable.” The publisher, which is also behind Eater and SB Nation, laid off 7 percent of its workforce Friday. The layoffs impacted many teams, including editorial, revenue, operations […]

Vox Media Promotes Top Podcast Executives Ray Chao and Nishat Kurwa

Vox Media has promoted two of its top podcast executives, Ray Chao and Nishat Kurwa, to new svp roles overseeing video content and programming for the Vox Media Podcast Network, respectively. Currently the general manager of audio, Chao is expanding his purview to include Vox Media’s digital video business as svp and gm of audio […]

Former Gimlet Podcast ‘The Pitch’ Joins Vox Media Podcast Network (Exclusive)

The Pitch, a business podcast formerly under Spotify’s Gimlet Media that went independent this summer, has struck a partnership deal with Vox Media that will see the media company handling ad sales, marketing and distribution for the show. The Pitch, where entrepreneurs make Shark Tank–style pitches to a panel of investors, has cycled through different […]

Kara Swisher to Debut “Much More Sassy” Podcast This Month With Vox Media

After departing the New York Times as a columnist and podcast host earlier this summer, Kara Swisher is returning with a new interview show this month that she promises will be “looser,” “much more sassy” and more experimental than her previous audio endeavors. Produced with Vox Media, On With Kara Swisher will debut on Sept. […]

Vox Media Union Members Ratify New Contract Following Strike Threat

Editorial and video staffers at Vox Media have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year union contract, the Writers Guild of America East announced on Thursday. Three hundred and forty staffers within the more than 360-member bargaining unit voted in favor of the Vox Media Union’s second-ever agreement, while one staffer rejected the tentative deal. Ninety-five percent […]

Vox Media Union Reaches Tentative Deal, Averting Threatened Strike

Vox Media Union has reached a tentative deal with management on a new contract the weekend before its current agreement expired, seemingly averting a threatened strike. The Writers Guild of America East group, which represents editorial and video staffers in collective bargaining across brands including Polygon and Eater, announced the deal on Saturday after a […]

Hulu Adds Four Food Series As Part of Vox, Majordomo Deal

Hulu has added four new food-related series to its original programming slate. The streamer announced the launch of Drag Me to Dinner, a drag queen dinner party competition created and executive produced by Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka; Secret Chef, a show from executive producer David Chang in which chefs blindly rank each other’s […]

Kara Swisher to Exit N.Y. Times Next Month for Vox Media

Kara Swisher is returning to Vox Media. The technology writer and commentator will leave The New York Times, where she was a columnist and podcast host, next month as she plans to launch a new podcast with Vox Media. The new series will serve as a companion show to Pivot, the podcast Swisher hosts with Scott Galloway for Vox’s New York magazine. […]

Vox Media Union Takes Next Step Toward Potential Strike (Exclusive)

A union at Vox Media has taken the next step toward a potential strike against management as the expiration date for the group’s current contract draws near and negotiations for a successor agreement continue. The governing council at the Writers Guild of America, East, which represents around 350 editorial and video staffers at the Polygon, […]

Vox Media, Group Nine Will Merge, Forming Digital Media Giant

Two of the biggest players in digital media are merging. Vox Media — which owns New York magazine,, Eater, The Verge and SB Nation — and Group Nine Media — which counts Thrillist, The Dodo, NowThis and PopSugar among its properties — have signed a deal to join forces, the companies said on Monday. […]