Editor, Live International

Job

  • London  
    perm  
    Undisclosed
  • Company
    The New York Times  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    4 December 2021  
    Posted on
    4 October 2021  

Live is an increasingly vital aspect of the report newsroom-wide. It’s also the single biggest change in how we cover the news since the strong desk transition. This is also an exciting moment for us to experiment with a new and evolving story form.

We’re looking for an experienced live editor who has mastered the kind of sweep and authority that sets. The Times apart. This is a hybrid editor/writer role that will be responsible for leading live briefings, writing sweepy tops, and assigning posts. These will be evening and swing shift roles. Applicants should be nimble enough to tackle many topics while working on fast-moving coverage that is the future of the report. This is an excellent opportunity to sharpen skills, boost career development and partner with colleagues from across the newsroom, and from all over the world. 

Candidates should be team players who are interested in driving the evolution of news coverage in the digital age, imagining new ways to tell stories and solving problems collaboratively.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Helping launch and run live coverage, while providing guidance and support on anything from content to tools to organization and communication. 

  • Skilfully editing and shaping briefings, blogs, chats and more and helping shape and define that skillset going forward. 

  • Generating new ideas for live coverage and informing best practices in a changing news landscape. 

  • Forming strong partnerships with journalists across the newsroom and in bureaus throughout the world. 

  • Running the evening shift for live coverage in London, as part of a five-person team.

We’re looking for someone who has the following: 

  • Strong news judgment, quick decision making and ability to assign stories and direct coverage. 

  • A passion for storytelling and infusing that skill into live news. 

  • A desire to learn new tools and journalism forms — and an interest in shaping them for the future. 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and an eagerness to coach and support 

These roles will be swing shifts that are based in London but cover the world, including events in the US.

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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