New York Times Associate Editor, Video Columnist in New York, New York

Job Description

The New York Times Video unit is expanding its Opinion brand . With Adam Ellick at https://www.nytimes.com/by/adam-b-ellick at the helm of the team, we’re developing a new kind of journalistic commentary that will explore the most divisive and defining issues of the day. We want to engage our audience in rich debate using emotion, humor, tension, controversy, and creativity. Our goal is to make videos that inform, shape, provoke and challenge the perspectives of our audience.

In a Video Columnist role, we’re looking for…

A signature voice on staff and a network of contributors who can express fresh and smart perspectives about news, current affairs and issues of the day in creative digital video formats. The commenters should bring a distinct and high-energy voice, and an informed point-of-view that can help our audience navigate complex issues and challenge assumptions on a range of issues. In addition to the staff columnist, we want to cultivate relationships with freelance contributors who can deliver a set number of videos on specific topics. Examples may include politics, gender, climate, global migration, human rights and more.

The video columnist will possess a portfolio that demonstrates fresh ideas, unique perspectives on current affairs, clear writing, rigorous reporting and creativity in visual production and storytelling. Although additional production support exists, the candidate will own concepts from start to finish.

The ideal candidate will have a pulse on digital video trends and will be eager to experiment with new formats and voice, in an effort to learn what issues and visuals are resonating with our readers and attract new audiences.

To Apply

Applicants should submit their resumes, work portfolio, and a memo outlining their ideas.

Memos should include specific ideas for how we invent Opinion video at The New York Times. Please address these questions:

  • Describe your vision for how we should invent Opinion video at The Times.

  • What role should video play in making The Times’s Opinion section more relevant in our audience?

  • How will we distinguish our voices from the cacophony of voices across many platforms and outlets?

  • Which subjects should Opinion focus on, and how would you approach all aspects of one of those subjects?

  • What categories of work — provide specific stories and examples from other outlets — do you think stand out?

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This is an important moment to work at The Times. Across the organization, we're taking advantage of the changing media landscape to pioneer a new era of journalism. With high-quality, original reporting at our core, we’re thinking more creatively about our reader relationships and how to deliver new and relevant offerings and experiences. We’re telling stories differently and playing with emerging formats like 360 video and VR. And we’re building a diverse and collaborative culture that can keep up with the rigors of the modern-day news cycle.

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