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New York Times Senior Editor, Narrative in New York, New York

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The New York Times Audio team is hiring a senior editor to play a key role in upholding and expanding the editorial approach and direction of our narrative wing.

Editing on the Audio team means a lot of things. We produce quick-turnarounds on important lines of coverage as well as complicated, deeply-reported narratives.

The senior editor should be excited to tell narrative stories that are timely and relevant, but that go beyond or expand our understanding of the current news cycle. And they need to be highly skilled at every aspect of editing -- from structure to pacing to line editing to noting the stray breath and the piece of music that comes in one beat too late. Whether working on a specialized line of coverage or a series, the senior editor must have a keen understanding of the news, but also a desire to challenge the conventional ways of telling it.

The role requires an autonomous, curious, creative thinker who is excited to build on and evolve the sound of The New York Times. On any given narrative project, the senior editor may take the lead on determining what stories we tell, which reporters we’ll work with, what’s our angle, what level of production and resourcing is required.

The senior editor will be responsible for producing and editing episodes and projects, including sometimes having final sign off at the end of the day.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Working with team leadership and hosts to set the editorial agenda for owning lines of coverage and leading multi-episode projects

  • Working closely with Times reporters and editors in developing story ideas for audio

  • Contributing, along with team leadership, to editorial selection, writing and structure

  • Helping guide the production of episodes and participating in final edits of scripts before interviews

  • Coaching New York Times reporters and editors without audio experience

  • Producing and editing episodes and series, typically for longer term productions but capable of tight turnarounds for daily news stories

  • Pitching and leading projects that include field production and reporting

  • May have input into staffing decisions and will be required to assess performance and provide feedback to staff.

  • Working closely with reporter collaborators and hosts as the interviews are happening

  • Working with leadership to develop producers and help them grow

  • Overseeing and guiding the work of small groups of producers

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.

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