Senior Producer

  • New York  
  • Company
    The New York Times  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    25 May 2020  
    Posted on
    25 March 2020  

The New York Times Video Unit is looking for a Senior Producer who can help lead a team in creating groundbreaking, must-see digital news video. We want a talented storyteller with a track record of innovation who can lead a team producing original news video across a range of subjects. 


The candidate should demonstrate a strong ability to work autonomously and identify critical news and storytelling opportunities across all aspects of politics, from the dynamics in a swing county to national trends that might swing the election.  


The person in this role will work closely with the team executive producer in managing a group of producers and setting the editorial agenda. He/she will be responsible for developing and overseeing politics-related news and event coverage, as enterprise projects shows/series, as well as social content and occasional breaking news coverage. We are looking for a proven leader who can communicate effectively with editors, producers, senior leadership, journalists, on-camera talent, crew and freelancers.


The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of making sound editorial decisions, managing other journalists and will serve as a go-to resource for colleagues, providing editorial guidance and constructive feedback when necessary. He/she will be comfortable working in a newsroom environment under intense pressure and will ensure that fellow team members are meeting deadlines.

This is an excluded position.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with The Times’ worldwide network of reporters and editors to create original concepts.

  • Leading video coverage of politics-related news and events in the field.

  • Overseeing video and multi-media enterprise projects and series.

  • Shaping social content and off-platform video.

  • Occasionally leading breaking news coverage.

  • Drawing ideas from a range of video sources, including wires, UGC, eye-witness video, archival footage, motion graphics, and custom footage.

  • Reviewing, critiquing stories.

  • Guiding and encouraging producers to work to their maximum potential.

  • Producing original video and experimenting with new video concepts and strategies.


Ideal Candidate Requirements:

  • 8+ years producing digital news videos.

  • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills.

  • Understanding of Times standards of journalistic excellence and truthfulness.

  • Broad knowledge of current events and news .



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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