New York Times Lead Editor, Home Office in New York, New York

Job Description

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Senior Editor, Home Office, Power, and Hobby Products

We’re looking for a lead editor to cover home office products and software and other tech gear, including but not limited to batteries, USB power products, and solar.

Tasks :

  • Project manage the creation of new guides, updates, and supplementary content. Works with senior editor and executive editor to develop and execute strategy for the home office section and other tech coverage as needed.

  • Recruit and assign projects to freelance and staff writers as needed

  • Coordinate photos and other assets for content.

  • Write short form and occasional long form content as required.

  • Pitch ideas for short and long form content

  • Manage staff writers as direct reports and freelance writers on a per project basis.

  • Contribute original ideas to test planning, suggest creative reporting strategies, challenge writers’ assumptions

  • Interact with our reader community through multiple channels, including social, comments, and email.

Requirements :

  • 3+ years of experience working at a media company with a focus on reviews of products or services (not news or blogging) with at least one year of experience managing writers.

  • Willing to travel occasionally to conferences and company meetings

  • Network of freelance writers

  • Network of PR reps

  • Experience with creating tests for product reviews

  • Excellent communication skills in a remote work environment

  • Strong editing skills, ability to rein in projects with big scope

  • Ability to think creatively about tests

Working conditions

Work from home with a remote team that meets on video regularly. Prefer someone based in New York

Direct reports

Staff writers (2; shared)

Freelance writers

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