VIBE: Senior Music Editor

Penske Media Corporation, New York, NY USA

Content is the cornerstone to all we do, and our audience is why we do it.

Salary: Base + Benefits + 401-k

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time

VIBE: Senior Music Editor

COVID-19 HIRING UPDATE: We have transitioned to a remote work model and are continuing to hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We appreciate this is unprecedented times and will work closely with you, taking into account your individual circumstances.

VIBE is looking to add an exceptional Senior Music Editor to its growing team. Since the early ‘90s, VIBE has been an authoritative voice, celebrating and reporting on the Black experience and its multi-cultural impact on Music, TV/Film, Fashion, and Lifestyle. VIBE is about the message, the mood, and the movement that informs and inspires the masses.

We are seeking a seasoned Senior Music Editor who has a deep knowledge of music, specifically the genres of hip-hop and R&B. This exceptional writer has a have a passion for the genres’ global impact and influence on other styles of music. They stay ahead of the curve on trends, talent, and hot topics while being able to build the bridge between hip-hop and R&B’s past, present, and future.

This individual’s mission will be to convey the stories that need to be told by way of analyzing, critiquing, educating, and informing our audience. The full-time role will be based in the New York City area. Editor will report to the Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief.


  • Edit original features—cover stories, lists, profiles, reported pieces, and reviews
  • Write accurate and concise music-related news articles as needed
  • Develop and oversee original stories based on music events, music news and music releases
  • Spearhead ideation of original content around hip-hop culture and related topics
  • Commission freelance contributors, staff writers and reporters for big lists and features
  • Utilize investigative reporting skills and network to break news and secure exclusives
  • Occasionally conduct interviews with subjects in and connected to the hip-hop/R&B space
  • Collaborate with VIBE’s editorial, marketing/sales, social, and video teams on original and branded content projects
  • Represent the brand at music industry conferences, events, and on press/media platforms


  • 6+ years of experience as a writer and editor
  • Strong relationships and contacts within the music industry
  • Possesses an affinity for developing and executing a story idea, from start to finish
  • Solid familiarity with VIBE’s history in the coverage of hip-hop and R&B is preferred
  • Background in reporting and writing in a breaking news environment a plus

About VIBE:

Founded by Quincy Jones in 1992, VIBE is a music, entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle platform that tackles topics within the urban community while pushing the conversation and cultural needle forward. With a diverse, global audience and a 28-year-plus legacy, VIBE stands as one of the leading and credible voices featuring expertly written and curated editorial within the media industry.

About PMC:

PMC is a leading independent global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of more than 310 million. Since 2004, Penske Media has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Deadline, Variety, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, VIBE, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Sportico, BGR, ARTnews, Art in America, Fairchild Media, and, among many others. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth and courage. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. To learn more about PMC, our 2% Foundation, and our portfolio of brands, please visit

About Penske Media Corporation

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. The company houses a constellation of globally prominent and legendary brands, including Variety, Rolling Stone,, WWD, Robb Report, SHE Media, BGR, IndieWire, Beauty Inc, Sourcing Journal, TVLine, FN, BlogHer, HollywoodLife, Gold Derby, and SPY. PMC delivers exceptional content to consumers, business leaders and organizations around the world across multiple platforms: digital, mobile, social, print, video, broadcast, and dynamic live events. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global leaders and influencers are informed, connected, and inspired.

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