Staff Editor, News Desk

The New York Times
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 13

Position description

The New York Times is looking to hire seasoned staff editors who are excited about working with people in other disciplines to find new ways of selecting and presenting beat reporting, feature writing and other signature elements of our journalism.

These editors will be part of a small corps of News Desk editors who spend a significant part of their time developing prototypes and creating content for new platforms. They will work with colleagues in Product, Design and Technology to take on ambitious new projects, from a new home screen on mobile and desktop to new push messaging experiences to off-platform briefings.

The ideal candidate must be able to work well under pressure, juggle multiple tasks and keep up with the demands of multiple editors. You should have some knowledge of HTML and CSS and an eye for design. We are looking for technical aptitude and are willing to train the right candidates.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing expertise, if necessary, in production tools and workflows

  • Producing the live mobile and desktop platforms under the direction of news editors to understand and stay connected to the current News Desk workflow

  • Producing prototype versions of the home screen and/or mobile feed under the direction of news editors

  • Producing off-platform content that feels native to the environment.

  • Working with product and CMS teams to provide insights and feedback about the product, along with helping guide development of tools and platforms used to produce our report

  • Writing lively and compelling summaries, headlines and captions in a manner that is consistent with Times style and SEO

  • Handling breaking news presentations

  • Building and/or executing special presentations for the home screen

This is a temporary guild position expected to last about one year. The job will include some nights and weekends. The editors report to our core platform editors, and the team is embedded with Special Projects.

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