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The New York Times

Writer, Marketing - Temporary

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time

On Site


New York, New York, United States

Job Description

About the Position

We’re looking for a temporary writer to craft copy for New York Times marketing assets. This includes writing about the New York Times brand and subscription growth, plus other Times products such as Cooking and Games. You’ll work with designers, marketing, media, product and audio colleagues. You will write crisp, clear, compelling copy — without being clichéd or hyperbolic — and will have experience writing across multiple channels or multifaceted brand campaigns. You will also be a conceptual thinker and a collaborative teammate. We will look to you to communicate that our products (including news, Cooking and Games) are worth supporting.

What you’ll do:

  • Write marketing copy for a variety of channels, including social media (both paid and owned), email, display, print (and potentially more) that delivers on our overall brand strategy.

  • Write UX copy for our web and app products. This copy should include multiple options for copy tests to enhance and clarify the user experience.

  • Partner with art directors and designers to create and execute powerful concepts.

  • Contribute to presentations and provide rationale for your writing to a broad group of colleagues. Consider and address feedback or changes to approach or strategy.

  • Independently manage multiple projects at once, while also communicating effectively with team members.

What you’ll bring:

  • 8 to 10 years of experience as a copywriter in-house, at an agency or studio.

  • A portfolio that shows strong writing and conceptual thinking across social, digital and print.

  • Impeccable writing (especially in small spaces), with the ability to express ideas clearly and thoughtfully. At The Times, this also means strong attention to detail regarding word choice, syntax and grammar.

  • Experience with marketing writing and product/UX writing best practices.

  • Understanding of trends in advertising, branding and media, and culture.

  • A background in digital media is preferred.


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.