Editor, Radio, The Daily (Part-Time)

Job Description

The New York Times Audio Team is hiring a part-time editor to play a key role in shaping The Daily for millions of listeners to hear on the radio each weekday. You will edit the creation of the public radio edition of The Daily, broadcast on more than 250 stations, including identifying the appropriate cuts to that day's episode to ensure it meets the radio length while preserving the journalistic integrity of our reporting, overseeing the day-to-day work of an engineer, and overseeing the production and delivery of breaking news updates and additional materials to our partner stations.

This is a part-time position working roughly 10a.m.-3p.m. EST Monday through Friday. It will start as a six-month contract with the potential to extend.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Edit and oversee the production of The Daily into a 22-minute radio program, delivered on deadline, and overseeing the daily work of an engineer
  • Serve as the day-to-day point of contact for radio partners
  • Oversee and manage radio production and updates during breaking news events and in advance of holidays.
  • Oversee the production and delivery of pre-recorded billboards, promos, underwriting and additional materials to radio stations

  • At least five years experience in audio production.
  • At least three years of story editing experience, building and editing complex narratives in audio.
  • Sound news judgment
  • Some fluency in audio editing, ideally using Pro Tools.
  • Able to quickly identify problems with story structure & tape.
  • Communicate notes & feedback clearly and compassionately.
  • Willingness and ability to use data to inform decisions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed and adaptive cultural competence and emotional intelligence.
  • Experience in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Past experience and knowledge of public radio formats, programming and production a plus
  • Eagerness to create the best work possible
  • Believes in The New York Times' mission and is dedicated to being a part of our innovation and growth
  • Able to uphold the existing editorial standards of The 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.