VOX: A Multi-Media Approach to Delivering Quality News and Information in the Digital Era
Tuesday, April 21 6:30 to 8:00 pm
NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture and Communication
239 Greene Street, 8th Floor
(between West 4th Street and Washington Place)
With distribution capabilities to reach 150 million people each month, Vox Media is one of the fastest growing media companies today. Learn how the news and information landscape is evolving, and how Vox develops high-value digital journalism, storytelling, and brand advertising. Hear from the editorial and creative pros on the trends they follow and the skill sets you need to get hired. RSVP before it's too late!
jonathan hunt, vp, global marketing, vox media inc.
Jonathan Hunt is the VP of Global Marketing at Vox Media where he leads audience development and distribution, co-sales, paid media strategy, and comms.
Prior to joining Vox, Jonathan was Global Marketing Director at VICE Media. During his 6 year tenure, he led digital marketing strategy, platform co-sales, and audience development for VICE's media channels across 30 markets, VICE's HBO series, and their advertiser programs including Intel’s The Creators Project.
Before his marketing purview at VICE, Jonathan helped develop their advertising and publisher network, and was a social and search consultant for a number of digital agencies.
Lockhart Steele, Founder, curbed.com
Lockhart Steele is the founder and president of Curbed.com LLC, a New York City-based media company which publishes the popular blogs Curbed.com (neighborhood and real estate news), Eater.com (restaurant and nightlife gossip), Racked.com (local shopping and retail intelligence), and Gridskipper.com (advice for urban travelers). Acquired by Vox Media in 2013, the Curbed Network endeavors to tell the story of each city it covers from the pavement on up, with copious contributions from readers.
Prior to founding Curbed, Steele served as the managing editor of New York-based Gawker Media, one of the web's largest independent media firms. Gawker Media, the most-trafficked blog network on the web, publishes such top-100 web brands as Gizmodo, Gawker, and Deadspin. In his position as managing editor, Steele oversaw editorial operations for the entire company, growing editorial staff from 12 people to over 150 and network-wide pageviews from roughly 25 million to over 200 million. Before Gawker, Steele served as managing editor of Manhattan-based Cottages and Gardens Publications.
Steele is the co-author of three books. The pithy "Book of Ages" series (Crown, 2004 and 2005) chronicles the landmark life ages of 30 and 40, while "The Pharmer's Almanac" (Penguin, 1998) obsessively chronicles the rock group Phish.
Steele graduated magna cum laude from Brown University.
J. MAX ROBINS: MODERATOR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION
J. Max Robins is a veteran editor and media business executive with extensive management and marketing expertise across platforms. Before joining the Center for Communication, Max was the Vice President/Executive Director of the Paley Center. Prior to this, Max was the editor-in-chief of Broadcasting & Cable, where he oversaw a relaunch of B&C across platforms.
Presented with NYU Steinhardt, Department of Media, Culture and Communication