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The New York Times

Executive Producer, Audio News Show

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media


Full Time

On Site


New York, New York, United States

The [Register to View] target="_blank">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 world-renowned newsroom that 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 building on the success of The Daily with a new daily news program. The show leans into the distinct advantage of the Times’ newsroom: journalists who span the globe, have unmatched expertise and can help listeners understand the world.

We’re seeking an Executive Producer for this new show. This role is for a seasoned audio journalist, newsroom leader, story editor and manager who is drawn to building systems and structures that will support ambitious work on tight deadlines. This role requires someone who is highly skilled in every aspect of editing -- from structure to pacing to line editing to noting the stray breath and the piece of music that comes in one beat too late -- and who can nurture innovation and sustainability while cultivating a culture of collaboration.

The Executive Producer will help set the long term editorial vision and priorities of the show as well as develop and manage relationships with the core newsroom and key internal and external stakeholders. This role will also ensure the show's staff is thriving and has opportunities for growth.


  • Drive the overall direction and sound of the show, establishing an ambitious editorial vision and coverage priorities, while maintaining the highest editorial standards of our newsroom.

  • Be a thoughtful and empathetic leader of people and process, train and inspire young journalists.

  • Drive recruiting and staffing needs, cultivating ongoing relationships with essential and emerging talent

  • Edit segments of the show.

  • Oversee and continually improve show operations - including managing production systems and resources of the team, supporting development of budgets, and developing and supporting the show’s DEI initiatives.

  • Be the key point of contact for NYT stakeholders as it relates to this show, including The Daily, finance, HR, marketing and communications, desk heads, editors and reporters to work with on important and breaking news stories.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of production and editing experience in audio journalism, 5+ of those in a management role of a large team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in and passion for news and for audio narratives

  • An eagerness to create the best work possible

  • Willingness and ability to use data to inform decisions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Belief in The New York Times’ mission

The annual base pay range for this role is between $180,000.00 and $200,000.00.

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 provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, and will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.