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NY Times Opinion seeks senior staff editor, health and science

September 21, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The New York Times Opinion is seeking an editor to lead its health and science coverage.


  • Commissioning and editing smart, forward thinking Op-Eds, from experts, policymakers and others, that advance the debate and anticipate and react to news
  • Collaborating with other editors on the vision, audience and priorities for Times Opinion’s coverage of the pandemic and other issues
  • Developing a network of outside writers including the most prominent people on this beat
  • Reading, reviewing, and promptly responding to unsolicited submissions
  • Using social media, reader call-outs, reporting or other creative means to reach readers who are experiencing the impacts of Covid and have stories to share
  • Cultivating and maintaining a network of contributing writers
  • Regularly developing, pitching and helping execute high-impact enterprise pieces; including collaboration with multimedia teams, including design, photo, graphics, audio and video on how to best tell these stories


  • At least 5 years of editing experience
  • Experience working with writers with a scientific or academic background is preferable. Please include links to a few of your published pieces in your cover letter


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