Deputy Editor, Trust

Job Description

The New York Times's mission is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. This goal informs all our journalism, from our rigorous reporting and ethical standards to the ways we display and promote our work on all our platforms.

But to succeed in our mission, we also need to do everything we can to continue to deepen our audience's trust in our journalism, no matter where it is encountered.

Much of this work will occur naturally as we pursue journalistic excellence on a daily basis -- in the coverage decisions that we make, as well as in our choices in sourcing, reporting, writing, editing, visuals, framing and so much more.

Still, we are also interested in exploring whether there is more that we can do to help highlight our values through the story forms that we use, the products we build, and the ways that we talk about our journalism as it travels around the internet.

We are seeking editors to work on a new cross-functional team - made up of colleagues from the newsroom, product, design, research and engineering - that will improve the ways that our platforms address these issues. These editors will join our expanded Standards team.

Editors on the Trust team will be expected to:
  • Help set a vision for how The Times's news report can continue to evolve to convey our values. That includes highlighting our independent, original reporting from around the world, the deep expertise of our staff and the steps that we take to ensure accuracy.
  • Prototype, test and build new capabilities and features into our publishing systems, website and apps.
  • Partner with audience research to develop an understanding of how readers perceive The Times and synthesize the results for the newsroom.
  • Develop best practices for departments to follow, and partner with the newsroom's Development and Support Team to scale those.
  • Oversee the editorial quality of individual projects and experiments, supervising the work of reporters and editors detailed to the project, and editing content as necessary.

These positions are open to internal candidates only.

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.