New York Times Editor, Reader Center in New York, New York

Job Description

The Times’s Reader Center at is an initiative intended to build deeper connections between our newsroom and our audience. Our readers (and listeners and viewers) can offer a wealth of story suggestions, insights, analysis and more. On our digital platforms and on social media, their voices amplify what we stand for: the power of information, ideas and debate to shape the world and inspire change.

Our readers also hold us accountable, helping to ensure that we meet the standards of quality, fairness and accuracy that they expect from The New York Times.

We established the Reader Center at this past spring to capitalize on our readers’ knowledge and experience, and to use their voices to make our journalism even better.

We’re now looking for a digitally savvy editor who has strong news judgment and is passionate about our readers to join our team.

The editor will be responsible for running a wide variety of projects that involve working with reporters, editors and developers around the newsroom, as well as representatives from design, product, marketing and customer care.

Examples of assignments:

  • assign and edit or write a Reader Center “ bulletin board at ” entry

  • collaborate with technologists to test ideas around reader engagement and build new newsroom products

  • train and empower our journalists in best practices for responding to and connecting with readers

  • identify newsroom opportunities for reader engagement including user-generated journalism and live interactive video.

We’re looking for someone who has lots of energy and big ideas, and isn’t afraid to try many different approaches until one works.

This is a Guild position open to internal and external candidates.

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Help shape the future of The New York Times

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.

Home to world-class talent

To create journalism and supporting products that stand apart, we must recruit the finest talent in the world. Journalists, data designers, videographers, agile marketers, art directors, and many others, we’re looking for people at all stages of their careers to bring different perspectives and practices to our teams. Together, we can make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives and understanding of people around the world.

Employee-driven benefits

If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.