For the fourth consecutive year, Vox Media was named a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. A perfect score of 100 recognizes that Vox Media meets CEI’s criteria across four central pillars: non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families; supporting an inclusive culture; and corporate social responsibility. This year, we’re also proud to celebrate 20 years of HRC Foundation’s CEI and its continued work to drive LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion.
Regardless of role or identity, building an inclusive workplace is a part of everyone’s job at Vox Media. In 2021, Vox Media expanded self-identification options to be more specific and inclusive of more gender identities and sexualities and to emphasize intersectionality, with the intent of helping employees see themselves authentically and accurately represented in the company’s demographic information. Through our health insurance provider, Vox Media covers hormonal therapy and gender affirmation surgery, and other related care consistent with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
Vox Media’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group, Queer Vox Club, fosters community through special events such as a book club with Detransition, Baby author Torrey Peters, Drag Queen Story Hour with Merrie Cherry, and a queer fitness workout through Misfitness. Vox Media’s DEI+ team also published a monthly internal newsletter, with ERG spotlights including a Queer Vox Club “takeover” during Pride month, and held support sessions on issues such as a wave of anti-trans legislation in the United States.
Separately, SB Nation’s Outsports, a community dedicated to the intersection of sports, gender, and sexuality, has continued to amplify queer voices. Recently, Outsports’ spotlights on the successes and triumphs of LGBTQ+ Olympians at the Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics earned the brand a 2021 GLAAD Media Award.
Earning a perfect score on the HRC’s CEI is a meaningful award aligned with Vox Media’s active efforts to build a better media industry, outlined in the company’s commitment to Corporate Citizenship.
About Vox Media
Vox Media is the modern media company. For a decade, the company has remained at the forefront of the media industry by building successful brands, a suite of sophisticated publishing and marketing technologies, and a culture that prioritizes diversity, inclusivity, and equity.
Our portfolio features the most relevant and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street, and Recode. The company is also home to the award-winning nonfiction production and distribution studio, Vox Media Studios, along with innovative technology that powers the business: the Concert advertising marketplace, Chorus technology platform, and Coral commenting tools.
Vox Media has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Media, an Inc. Company of the Year, Digiday’s Best Company for Parents, and the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.