Swati Sharma, Vox editor-in-chief; Julia Rubin, Vox editorial director of tradition & options; and Ryan McCarthy, Vox editorial director for politics, coverage, & society; and Samantha Oltman, editor of Recode as we speak introduced a number of promotions throughout Vox. The brand new roles listed beneath for Shirin Ghaffary, Meredith Haggerty, Caroline Houck, Rebecca Jennings, Sara Morrison, Terry Nguyen, and Alanna Okun mirror Vox’s mission of offering readability to its viewers, and contextualizing the largest tales — on subjects starting from tech regulation to web tradition to the retail panorama — in approachable, useful, and informative methods.
Shirin Ghaffary has been promoted to senior correspondent, and her beat is now extra targeted: She’ll report on social media coverage and its intersection with politics. In her 4+ years at Recode/Vox, she’s coated social media platforms, Huge Tech firms, and tech labor actions by breaking huge information, reporting formidable investigative options, and writing good and well timed evaluation. She additionally co-hosted the Google season of our Land of the Giants narrative podcast sequence.
Meredith Haggerty has been promoted to senior editor of tradition. Meredith joined the corporate six years in the past as Racked’s options editor, and in addition helped launch The Items as a deputy editor. She has been an important chief on The Items, publishing high-impact items like Alex Abad-Santos’s SoulCycle characteristic and initiatives that span the newsroom like this summer season’s consumerism bundle. She has such sharp instincts on the subject of tradition protection — each huge and small C — and we’re excited to have her lead the tradition staff.
Caroline Houck has been promoted to senior deputy editor, coverage & politics. In each function she’s had at Vox, from her job as part-time weekend editor in 2018 via her work as deputy Washington editor, Caroline has risen to the second when huge information hits whereas maintaining our protection on monitor and arranged behind the scenes. Over the previous few months, she coordinated our protection of the Afghanistan withdrawal, bringing readability to readers at an exceptionally chaotic second. Her considerate edits, sharp information judgment and empathetic administration has formed our protection throughout a spread of beats — from housing to the Supreme Court docket to international affairs.
Rebecca Jennings has been promoted to senior correspondent. Her reporting on web tradition — and notably the intersection of web tradition, fame, and cash — is important. We’re so excited to construct out her weekly publication and experiment in audio, in addition to have her proceed her formidable longform textual content work chronicling the place we spend our consideration now.
Sara Morrison has been promoted to senior reporter, and her beat is altering: She’ll cowl antitrust scrutiny and regulation of Huge Tech. Since she joined Recode/Vox two years in the past to cowl privateness and private information for the Open Sourced challenge, Sara has revealed glorious tales on privateness points, however she’s additionally proven she will be able to write sharp, accessible items a few gamut of difficult subjects, like Part 230, cybersecurity, and the Jan. 6 capitol riots.
Terry Nguyen has been promoted to the subsequent degree of workers reporter. Terry has carried out such helpful work throughout her first two years at Vox, reporting on every part from vogue behemoth Shein to Instagram activism to misinformation within the Asian American group. We’re thrilled to see her dive even deeper into her newly refined beat masking retail and commerce, and to assist clarify the mechanisms behind the purchases we make.
Alanna Okun has been promoted to senior editor of The Items. Alanna initially got here to Vox Media because the essays editor for Racked, and he or she helped launch The Items as a deputy editor. She has been a guiding pressure for the part, from operating our marquee sequence The Greatest Cash I’ve Ever Spent (together with an audio model! and a pre-pandemic IRL occasion!) to modifying stellar longform work from Rebecca Jennings, in addition to her hit web tradition publication. She is going to proceed to advise the Vox fellowship program.