Job title: Editorial Assistant, Special Projects, Opinion (Temporary)
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Company: The New York Times
Job description: The 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.
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The New York Times Opinion section is seeking an editorial assistant focused on project management duties. The job is ever-changing, but the primary duties involve research, fact-checking and collaborating across teams on ambitious enterprise projects. Duties will depend on the daily needs of the department and may also include administrative tasks. This is a yearlong, temporary position based at our New York headquarters. It will report to the Special Projects Editor for Opinion.
The ideal candidate will be open to diverse points of view; have a sharp eye for detail; a strong sense of fresh arguments and good writing; superb research skills; a devotion to the highest standards of accuracy, precision and verification; the ability to meet tight deadlines; discretion in handling sensitive editorial material; and a strong interest in opinion journalism. Collegiality and diplomacy are essential.
Create an effective system for keeping enterprise projects on track, including facilitating regular check-ins with editors and department heads
Fact-check and research the information contained in our editorial projects
Assist with editing and digital production of pieces
Collaborate with our video, audio, design, graphics and audience teams on developing assets for social platforms
At least two years of professional journalism experience
Experience collaborating across teams on executing ambitious projects
Ability to multitask and manage several deadlines simultaneously
Excellent organizational skills with a sharp eye for detail
Knowledge of collaborative tools that are useful for editorial project management, such as Airtable and Google Sheets
Strong writing and editing skills, and knowledge of Times style or the ability to learn and apply it quickly
Preferred background in CMS production and technical troubleshooting
This is a temporary Guild position. The schedule will require 35 hours per week.
The annual base pay range for this role is between $74,816.04 and $75,000.00.
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