NY Times seeks a media reporter

February 14, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

The New York Times is looking for a creative and ambitious reporter to cover the array of non-traditional media organizations – including those behind newsletters, podcasts and new video formats – that are growing in popularity and influence.

The correspondent will jump on news, lead investigative pieces, produce scoops, and write profiles of the characters and companies behind these organizations, as well as the content they produce. The person would be responsible for helping to shape the beat.

The ideal candidate will have a record of distinguished beat coverage, including a proven ability to break news, spot trends, develop sources and produce deeply reported features. The candidate should be adept at writing in a variety of formats, able to juggle deadline demands with long-term efforts, and be both comfortable and creative with a full set of digital and multimedia tools. An ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues is a must.

This Guild position is expected to be based in New York.


  • Identify, cover and report on early trends in the media industry
  • Analyze and report on the influence of media organizations and the people behind them.
  • Quickly delivering first-rate news stories on deadline when events warrant.

Basic Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge of how businesses and markets operate.
  • 10+ years of experience as a beat reporter who consistently delivers that demonstrates explanatory and investigative skill.
  • A willingness to collaborate, and the ability to partner with colleagues across the Business desk and the rest of The New York Times newsroom.
  • Digital-media savvy.
  • A dedication to The Times and its journalistic mission.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in large newsrooms writing or editing breaking news.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY.

The annual base pay salary for this role is between $120,126.82 and $155,000.00.

To apply, go here.

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