New York Times seeks a media reporter
The story of how the press does its job has perhaps never been more important or more hotly debated than it is right now.
The New York Times is looking for a reporter to cover the people and the media entities that chronicle and interpret the news in an aggressive and creative manner.
The fearless candidates for this job should have enthusiasm for digging out the stories behind journalists’ successes, ethical missteps, and outright disasters. They should keep an eye on how industry-wide belt-tightening and whipsaw changes in corporate ownership have affected the coverage in a variety of areas. They should also be mindful of the importance of the press’s role in our society and how it is holding up during a tense political moment that coincides with a time when the old business model is breaking down.
In addition to breaking news across the industry, the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to write investigative articles, feature stories, profiles of major media players and analytical pieces. Further, the person who takes this job should be able to make use of deep reporting to take readers inside the media institutions helping to shape our current moment.
Experience covering media is a plus but not required. A desire on the part of the applicant to cover the subject aggressively is the most important thing. Applicants should submit examples of previous work, and a memo.
This is a Guild position.
To apply, go here.