New York Times Preview Editor, Books in New York, New York
The Book Review at https://www.nytimes.com/section/books/review has an opening for a preview editor. Candidates should have a strong interest in assigning and editing reviews of books in a broad range of disciplines — primarily nonfiction and specifically in the following areas: science, math, animals, nature, climate, technology, religion, philosophy, business and graphic novels/memoirs/nonfiction.
They should also be conversant with current debates and criticism in these areas, have a track record of commissioning essays and reviews from accomplished writers and journalists outside the paper and be committed to expanding our stable of contributors by finding and nurturing gifted new voices. Candidates should be experienced book critics in their own right. Experience in magazine or opinion journalism, and book publishing is a plus. Not surprisingly, this is a job that involves an enormous amount of reading, often outside office hours, so candidates should be quick readers with excellent judgment.
All candidates should have strong digital and multimedia skills, and be interested in storytelling in all forms and on all platforms. They should be experienced line editors and copyeditors with an eye for detail.
This posting is a union position as classified by the News Guild of New York, the union for news professionals.
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