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New York Times Senior Editor, Shows in New York, New York

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“The Daily” revolutionized narrative news, and series like “Caliphate” and “1619” broke ground in longform narrative storytelling. Now, NYT Audio is seeking out new ways to innovate in shows. As the Senior Editor of Shows, you will be part of guiding and growing a team dedicated to building out this exciting new wing of programming.

We are looking for an innovative audio editor well versed in the world of The Times and audio storytelling to lead the charge in crafting the stories that push our ambitions forward.

You must be highly organized, self-directed and enterprising, are comfortable in a startup environment, and are excited by the journalistic and storytelling opportunities at NYT. You have a strong work ethic, are detail-oriented, approach challenges with curiosity, have experience managing teams and thrive in a highly collaborative, deadline-driven environment.

You will be working across a portfolio of programming, editing stories across the shows wing, and will be responsible for working directly with producers and NYT journalists, helping to craft ideas and refine drafts that result in highly immersive, must-listen audio stories.


  • Work with team leadership and hosts to set editorial ambitions, define coverage, and develop stories and programming

  • Structure story beats and arcs, gude the story ambitions.

  • Guide the production of stories and programming from conception to completion, including structuring stories, scripting, studio and field direction and final edits.

  • Coach New York Times reporters without audio experience.

  • Manage an editorial calendar, juggling immediate priorities and longer-term ambitions.

  • Collaborate with the audience development director and New York Times desks to dream up creative ways to reach a new audience via social media and other channels.

  • Provide editorial feedback to a small group of producers and helping guide their growth development in collaboration with the audio leadership team

  • May manage producers

  • Make effective recommendations and participate in decision-making regarding staffing decisions. The Senior Editor will be required to assess performance and provide feedback to staff.


  • 5 + years experience in audio production.

  • Minimum 2 years of story editing experience.

  • Fluency in audio editing, ideally using Pro Tools.

  • A passion for narrative storytelling.

  • Experience in building and editing complex narratives in audio.

  • Ability to think creatively about how to make smart audio shows that will get listeners hooked.

  • Experience managing a team

  • Able to quickly identify problems with story structure & tape.

  • Communicate notes & feedback clearly and compassionately.

  • Willingness and ability to use data to inform decisions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Well-developed and adaptive cultural competence and emotional intelligence.

  • Experience in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Proven understanding of music scoring and sound design techniques and strategies.

  • Eagerness to create the best work possible.

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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