New York Times Editor/Senior Producer in New York, New York

Job Description

The editor/senior producer for The Daily plays a key role in defining the editorial voice and tone of the show. This person helps set up the editorial agenda each day: what stories will we cover on the show, what’s our angle, what level of attention and production do we need for each piece? The editor/senior producer is also one of the primary scriptwriters for the show and one of the people with the authority to do the final edit and sign-off on the day’s episode.

Responsibilities:

  • Set the editorial agenda for the day

  • Take a lead on scripting

  • Be in a small rotation of people capable of doing final edit and sign-off on the day’s episode

  • Contribute, along with the managing producer, host(s) and executive producer, to editorial selection, writing and structure

  • Coach New York Times reporters and editors without audio experience

  • Work in Pro Tools to cut and assemble the show as needed

Skills:

  • 5-7 years experience in audio production

  • Must have some Pro Tools experience

  • Strong news judgment and experience reporting and/or editing in a news environment

  • A passion for podcasts and new forms of storytelling

  • Creative ideas about how to make smart audio shows that will get listeners hooked

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to stay calm, upbeat and professional during high-stress assignments

  • Collaborative spirit is a must

This posting is a union position as classified by the News Guild of New York, the union for news professionals.

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