Editorial Assistant

Job Description

We have an opening for an editorial assistant in Opinion, supporting Ezra Klein and other columnists. This job, which is based in NYC, is a great gig for someone who is organized, digitally savvy and has broad-ranging news interests with a special curiosity about politics and national affairs.

You will 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; ability to dive into unfamiliar material on deadline; discretion in handling sensitive editorial material; familiarity with various social media platforms; and a strong interest in opinion journalism. Collegiality and diplomacy are essential.

This candidate will perform functions that include, but are not limited to, the following
  • Keep abreast of the news in the field covered
  • Conduct research for the columnists
  • Verify and/or correct the accuracy of the information contained in draft columns and occasional guest essays, and write summaries as necessary
  • Post on various social media platforms and collaborate with Opinion Audience team on deepening relationships with readers
  • See the column(s) and/or guest essays through all stages of the publishing process
  • Clerical duties

Experience and Qualifications
  • At least 1 year of experience in journalism, and fact-checking and/or text editing for published media strongly preferred
  • Strong research skills
  • Must be able to occasionally work weekends (2-3 hours) and evenings as column schedules or news cycle determine.

This is a Guild position.

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.