New York Times Lead Editor, Smart home in New York, New York

Job Description

Lead Editor

We’re looking for a lead editor to cover smart home products.


  • Project manage guide creation, updates, and supplementary content. Works with senior editor and executive editor to execute strategy for the smart home section.

  • 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.

  • Hands-on experience with a variety of smart home products, including voice control platforms and IFTTT

  • Familiarity with smart home and networking protocols and terms

  • Experience installing devices such as thermostats and light switches, and programming automations is helpful

  • Willing to travel occasionally to conferences and company meetings

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