Senior Editor, EMEA, APAC, T Brand Studio International

Job

  • London  
    perm  
    Undisclosed
  • Company
    The New York Times  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    10 July 2022  
    Posted on
    10 May 2022  

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. 

 

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

 

Job Description

 

 

T Brand International, the in-house marketing and content studio at The New York Times, is looking to hire a Senior Editor in London to lead the Advertising Department’s custom content editorial team.

Inspired by the journalism and innovation of The New York Times, T Brand crafts stories that help brands make an impact in the world. Our international team is based in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore and creates content for global advertisers to tell meaningful stories for The New York Times audience.

As Senior Editor for T Brand International, you will manage the T Brand editorial team, oversee editorial operations and lead the editorial integrity of our work across EMEA and APAC. As a key member of the creative team, you will be responsible for coming up with ideas for pitches, contributing to brainstorms, building concepts, researching editorial stories, writing articles, delivering social media copy and staffing or freelancing related projects. 

You will work closely and collaboratively with designers, developers, strategists, audience development managers, program managers, art directors and creative directors in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. Focuses include our creative storytelling capabilities, editorial integrity, effective copy-writing and copy-editing skills, and a journalistic leadership style for the team.
These responsibilities extend beyond long-form journalism, to all mediums of the Studio, including activations, social campaigns, video, audio, conferences and emerging technologies. You will also be expected to work collaboratively to push work forward, but is not expected to mitigate conflict or micromanage team members. It is our team’s goal that everyone is empowered to work autonomously, authoritatively and collectively with their colleagues and teammates.

You will regularly identify and share their understanding of what it takes to apply a journalistic approach to our projects and for our brands, which is at the core of who we are and what makes us different. 

As with the other editors, you will ensure the creatives on projects are doing their best work and will help empower them to do so. You will actively attend client pitches and represent the international studio. You will also demonstrate dedication to wider team goals and a deeper understanding of the larger advertising business.

This role will report to our Creative Director, T Brand Studio International, based in London.

Main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for setting high-standards across the international editorial team by overseeing the whole editorial output from the international studio

  • Manage and mentor writers, editors and junior creatives in London, Paris and Singapore

  • Manage the editorial team’s hours, assignments and resourcing to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget and within scope

  • Work closely with Sales and Strategy teams to pitch editorial ideas and win new business 

  • Write, research, edit and deliver content projects, wherever needed across the international team

  • Collaborate with Senior Management, Sales teams and other leaders across The New York Times Advertising Department on priority initiatives, workflow efficiencies, new advertising solutions and strategies to grow our global business

  • Identify, consult, advise, and help guide the roll out of new product developments and services

  • Manage and escalate ethical issues related to our editorial stories, concepts or advertising work

  • Help direct and lead the international advertising department’s mission to help brands matter more in the world; articulating to teams and clients what we stand for, the type of work we do best and the standards and practices that we use to get us there

  • Understand, activate and help lead in achieving the advertising department’s goals, inspiring others to follow them too

  • Speak with a deep passion for journalism, creativity and audience insights to clients and colleagues across the advertising department

Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in journalism, reporting and content marketing at a publisher

  • Experience in managing editorial and content teams

  • Robust background in presenting and pitching new business and encouraging returning clients

  • Multiple examples of leading content programs for brands in several categories including corporate, finance, technology, luxury, travel and place branding

  • Experience working with sales, strategy and production teams to brainstorm, concept and deliver

  • Ability to provide clear creative direction and feedback to improve creative processes and work

  • Ability to analyze audience metrics and insights for branded content programs

  • Deep knowledge of digital channels, platforms and emerging technologies in advertising

  • Flexible, quick thinking, creative and motivating leader — someone who can roll with it and inspire their teams and colleagues

  • Passion for The New York Times

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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