New York Times seeks a media editor
Media coverage is core to The New York Times, a subject with deep resonance for our global audience.
Donald Trump. Megyn Kelly. Sumner Redstone. Breitbart News. Fake news. Our report is both cutting-edge and deeply thoughtful, reaching across a number of industries — news, television, film, advertising, publishing and tech.
We now want to take our coverage up yet another notch to reflect our pressing digital ambitions.
The Times is seeking a media editor to lead our hard-driving team as we look to 2017 and beyond. Media has never been a more enticing story, and we are eager for a leader who will surprise and wow us.
The ideal candidate will have a compelling vision of how to present coverage as urgent, accessible and creative. Our news and enterprise should include journalism in a variety of formats and platforms and encompass a range of beats: digital and print media, Hollywood, network and cable television, streaming services, the music industry and advertising.
Deep enthusiasm for new content experiences and forms of storytelling is as important a qualification as strong grounding in Times-standard journalism.
This editor should be at ease with data-driven audience engagement and growth, as well as be comfortable with marshaling resources to cover a breaking news story or to identify and launch ambitious enterprise.
Applicants should submit a resume, examples of previous work, and a memo outlining their vision for coverage to Dean Murphy, business editor. We are eager for provocative ideas and approaches, so the memo should be specific and set clear priorities.
Some questions to consider:
What audience should we be focusing on?
How will our coverage fit into their lives, and how will they experience it?
How will we distinguish our coverage from other journalism in this space?
What will be the main vehicles for the coverage? Features? News? Videos?
How will we make the subject interesting and accessible?
What stories are we willing not to do?
How should the team be deployed to get it done?
This non-Guild position is open to internal and external candidates. Applications should be sent to email@example.com.