Job Description

We are seeking new writers for the news briefings of The New York Times. In 26 editions a week, the briefings anchor our digital home screens and guide a vast range of readers — from students to veteran subscribers — through our report. They reach a collective email newsletter audience of about two million, with hundreds of thousands of additional readers on our website and apps.

Candidates for these jobs must be strong, clean, fast and ambitious writers with a clear voice and a sense of style. They must be discerning judges about what will interest our readers. As determined and creative journalists, they should know how to take otherwise uninterested readers into the heart of a story and keep them there.

They should be rapt students of audience behavior and of the world. We like generalists with a few obsessions on the side. We expect a genuine and persistent effort at fairness and judiciousness. We don’t need anybody to know everything. We do need people who know which questions to ask, and when, and a willingness to ask them.

Employees of The Times are expected to be collaborative, creative, precise, respectful and curious.

People we consider for these roles will have the following attributes:

  • The ability to build relationships with departments and teams throughout the organization.
  • A passion for news; familiarity with governmental process, basic economics and history.
  • A wide range of interests, to match our audience’s.
  • A commitment to knowing the needs, behaviors and perspectives of our readers.

This is a Guild group 10B pay grade position and is open to inside and outside applicants.

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.



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