New York Times Media Editor in New York, New York

Job Description

Media coverage is core to The New York Times, a subject with deep resonance for our global audience.

Donald Trump. Megyn Kelly. Sumner Redstone. Breitbart News. Fake news. Our report is both cutting-edge and deeply thoughtful, reaching across a number of industries — news, television, film, advertising, publishing and tech.

We now want to take our coverage up yet another notch to reflect our pressing digital ambitions.

The Times is seeking a media editor to lead our hard-driving team as we look to 2017 and beyond. Media has never been a more enticing story, and we are eager for a leader who will surprise and wow us.

The ideal candidate will have a compelling vision of how to present coverage as urgent, accessible and creative. Our news and enterprise should include journalism in a variety of formats and platforms and encompass a range of beats: digital and print media, Hollywood, network and cable television, streaming services, the music industry and advertising.

Deep enthusiasm for new content experiences and forms of storytelling is as important a qualification as strong grounding in Times-standard journalism.

This editor should be at ease with data-driven audience engagement and growth, as well as be comfortable with marshaling resources to cover a breaking news story or to identify and launch ambitious enterprise.

Applicants should submit a resume, examples of previous work, and a memo outlining their vision for coverage. We are eager for provocative ideas and approaches, so the memo should be specific and set clear priorities.

Some questions to consider:

  • What audience should we be focusing on?

  • How will our coverage fit into their lives, and how will they experience it?

  • How will we distinguish our coverage from other journalism in this space?

  • What will be the main vehicles for the coverage? Features? News? Videos?

  • How will we make the subject interesting and accessible?

  • What stories are we willing not to do?

  • How should the team be deployed to get it done?

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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.