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NY Times Opinion seeks audio editor

October 29, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The New York Times Opinion Audio Team is hiring an editor to play a key role in developing new shows and series.


  •  Work with producers to guide them through story and episode making, including editorial direction, narrative arcs, source hunting and interview prep, script editing and notes, scoring and pacing
  •  Work with team leadership and hosts to develop formats for new projects, recruit and train hosts and audio reporters from within Opinion and outside, ensure a diverse range of voices and stories, and develop series with Opinion writers and columnists
  • Works closely with NYT Opinion columnists and editors in developing story ideas for audio
  • Help to guide the production of episodes, giving final edits of drafts and scripts
  • Work across Opinion Audio teams to collaborate on new projects and spinoffs


  •  7+ years of experience editing audio journalism and narrative podcasts
  • Demonstrated success in pushing formats and in the creation of shows that rise about a crowded field of competitors
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, deadlines and time-management
  • Experience, and interest in, mentoring audio producers

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