News Assistant

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

Position description

The New York Times Audio Team is seeking a news assistant in the New York office who will help with the digital rollout of our podcasts and with audience development efforts. We need a strong writer who will bring editorial rigor to the job, a creative thinker who is passionate about news and a podcast enthusiast. They should have a meticulous attention to detail and enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative, deadline-driven environment. And they should be able to juggle a variety of tasks to support various shows and series the Audio team is putting out. 


Responsibilities will include:

  • Producing article pages for shows and series.

  • Producing “The Daily” newsletter every week.

  • Creating, proofing and publishing transcripts.

  • Maximizing promotion of shows and series across The Times’s platforms.

  • Recommending creative audience development plans for episodes, leveraging social media platforms, push notifications, SEO best practices, etc.

  • Assisting in projects to deepen listener engagement, such as posting and moderating discussions in the Podcast Club Facebook group.

  • Monitoring incoming emails, curating listener feedback and responding to listeners when appropriate.

  • In coordination with senior leadership, writing award submissions.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.

  • Optimistic and enthusiastic, a constructive problem solver.

  • Able to multitask, well organized, accustomed to complex stakeholder ecosystems.

  • Collaborative and team-oriented.

  • An excellent communicator in speech and writing, comfortable taking and giving feedback.

  • Familiar working with audience insights.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Media savvy with a strong interest in journalism.

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