Writing Coach and Editor

Job Description

The New York Times is seeking a dynamic, mentor-minded journalist to nurture, edit and teach the members of our annual Times Fellowship class, and to be a partner in other career development efforts in the newsroom.

This editor must possess strong news judgment and experience as a news editor, and have a track record of nurturing and mentoring newsroom colleagues. Communication skills also are essential in this role. In addition, the coach will help us evaluate the reporting fellows as we look to encourage their growth as journalists and provide other support for the fellowship as needed. The position will report to Ted Kim, the director of career programs.

Responsibilities include:
  • Helping fellows improve their writing through one-on-one coaching and editing sessions.
  • Preparing a series of writing seminars that guide fellows as they develop their skills over the course of the year.
  • Following each fellow's work and planning periodic check-ins with members of the class.
  • Helping to recruit and select each year's fellowship class.

This is an excluded position. Applicants should apply in Workday, submitting a résumé and a memo of one page or less describing their experience in mentoring colleagues and working on career-development-related efforts.


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.