Senior News Assistant

The New York Times
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 30

Position description

The Learning Network is seeking a creative person with the special combination of experience and skills to join our small team as a full-time staff editor beginning this fall. This position will be based in New York. 


Our site promotes teaching and learning with New York Times content. Aimed primarily at high school and middle school students, The Learning Network site features lesson plans, writing prompts, news quizzes, contests and more, all based on Times articles, essays, photos, graphics and videos. Each week we receive thousands of comments from young people around the world.


Responsibilities include helping to:

  • Assist with the logistics of contest administration, webinar and webcast software (experience not necessary, though a plus)

  • Produce maps, quizzes, images and PDFs using Adobe, Google and in-house software (experience not necessary, but digital savviness and attention to detail required)

  • Assist with social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter

  • Assist in moderating comments and interacting with readers via the site, email and social media 

  • Respond to teacher emails and inquiries


The ideal candidate will have:

  • An approach to work that is very organized and detail-oriented

  • An ability to work on deadline

  • A deep interest in engaging young people with current events in general, and The New York Times in particular

  • Excellent writing and editing skills (a plus)


This is a Guild position.


The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.


The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.

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