Safety and Security Fellow

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The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It's why we have a newsroom that's 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It's why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it's why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it's worth paying for.

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

The New York Times is taking applications for a one-year paid Safety and Security Fellow in the Corporate Security team. The fellow functions as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team of experts who help keep our journalists safe while out on assignment and while working online. Risks to newsgatherers have increased substantially over the past few years, and we are seeking someone to help keep our journalists safe through preemptive tools and proactive support. If you care about the role of the press in our democracy and know how to keep people safe in difficult situations, this is a rare opportunity to work hands-on, in the field, with one of the most active newsrooms in the country. This position is NYC based with some travel.

  • Run safety training units as part our in-house hostile environment course, and manage stand-alone safety training workshops when needed
  • Help manage and distribute relevant PPE
  • Monitor individual journalists and reporting teams working in the field remotely
  • Support in-house monitoring of online harassment and threats of our journalists, and provide direct, hands-on support to journalists receiving online threats
  • Draft reports outlining trends in harassment and threats against individual journalists
  • Provide general support to the newsroom safety team

Basic Qualifications:
  • You have excellent understanding of the threats that journalists working in the United States face in the field and online
  • You are a self-starter with proven ability to work independently, with supervision, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • You have experience in safety training or other related education field
  • You have good oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work with people from different backgrounds
  • You are capable of working on a variety of projects and under pressure

Bonus Qualifications or Experience
  • You hold an EMT-B, WEMS, or TCCC
  • You've worked with (or as) a journalist before


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.