Managing Editor, Opinion

The New York Times
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jan 22

Position description

The New York Times is looking for an ambitious, digitally sophisticated leader to oversee the operations of its Opinion department. Responsibilities will include directing the workflow and processes of the department and safeguarding its standards to help maximize the impact of its work across all print and digital surfaces. This editor will oversee teams of journalists, including copy editors, researchers, audience editors, assistants and administrators to ensure the excellence of the report and the effectiveness of the people critical to its production.


In addition, this editor will represent Times Opinion as needed in conversation with senior editors from other departments and executives from across the organization.


We’re looking for an editor with a confident point of view and an open mind, conviction about the importance to a diverse democracy of forthright debate  and exacting standards for excellence in writing and visual presentation. We’re looking for someone who wants to advance big ideas to make the world a better place, and to have fun doing it. 


This editor must possess great judgement, obsess about deadlines and have a sophisticated understanding of publishing workflows and systems. Experience in planning, project management and excellent communication skills are critical. And this editor must be a sensitive and deft manager.


This position reports to the Opinion Editor. 


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. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.

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