Assistant News Editor, News Desk

The New York Times
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Feb 28

Position description

The News Desk has two openings for assistant editors who will help manage the core news team, guide The Times's digital report and use our digital platforms to build stronger relationships with readers.

These editors will help set the lineups for our home screens and will stay abreast of breaking news, recalibrating our presentation and mobilizing editors and reporters as necessary.

They'll direct and execute the framing and targeting of our stories for a variety of audiences.

They'll supervise staff editors and senior staff editors on the core news team, giving performance feedback and evaluations and helping us maintain a sharp focus on short- and long-term objectives, including to build a culture that prizes creativity and initiative.

They’ll collaborate with colleagues in technology, product and design on evolving forms of our journalism and the platforms that deliver it.

They will perform critical reviews of stories, graphics, videos, etc. These reviews include assessing the quality and tone of what we publish, as well as ensuring that our content is properly produced with links, related assets, photos and/or video and social elements.

They'll approve Times references, uses of edgy language, push notifications, headlines and news summaries, and work with the appropriate editors to make necessary adjustments.

The ideal candidates will have excellent communication and people skills, digital experience and knowledge of Scoop publishing, as well as a talent for writing sharp headlines and a collaborative, collegial temperament. Experience as a manager is not required, but interest in effective and energetic management of people is a must.

Shifts will include nights and weekends.

These positions are excluded, and they're open to internal and external candidates.

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