Story Editor, NYT Magazine

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Job Description

The New York Times Magazine is looking for an experienced staff story editor to join our team. This is a job for someone who knows how to generate ambitious ideas quickly, make smart assignments for reported pieces and essays at a range of lengths and then guide writers through their work.

Ideal candidates will possess a strong sense of narrative, structure and argument, a sense of humor and a keen ear for stylish prose. The story editor will direct reporting, juggle many projects at various levels of completion, adhere to deadlines and stay on top of their writers to do the same. We value collaboration, creativity and the ability to stay calm in a high-stakes environment.

The job is full time and based in New York City.

We're looking for a candidate with:
  • A minimum of 5 years' editing experience at a major publication or media organization.
  • Interest in and knowledge of a wide variety of subject matter.
  • Exciting ideas for magazine stories and the ability to convert them into assignments.
  • Skill and experience working with freelance writers at every stage of a manuscript process, from pitching and honing ideas all the way up to close line editing.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY


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.