The New York Times Opinion section is seeking an editorial assistant focused on project management duties. The job is ever-changing, but the primary duties involve research, fact-checking and collaborating across teams on ambitious enterprise projects. Duties will depend on the daily needs of the department and may also include administrative tasks. This is a yearlong, temporary position based at our New York headquarters. It will report to the Special Projects Editor for Opinion.
The ideal candidate will:
- Be open to diverse points of view
- Have a sharp eye for detail
- Have a strong sense of fresh arguments and good writing
- Have superb research skills
- Have a devotion to the highest standards of accuracy, precision and verification
- Have the ability to meet tight deadlines
- Have discretion in handling sensitive editorial material
- Have a strong interest in opinion journalism. Collegiality and diplomacy are essential.
- Create an effective system for keeping enterprise projects on track, including facilitating regular check-ins with editors and department heads
- Fact-check and research the information contained in our editorial projects
- Assist with editing and digital production of pieces
- Collaborate with our video, audio, design, graphics and audience teams on developing assets for social platforms
- At least two years of professional journalism experience
- Experience collaborating across teams on executing ambitious projects
- Ability to multitask and manage several deadlines simultaneously
- Excellent organizational skills with a sharp eye for detail
- Knowledge of collaborative tools that are useful for editorial project management, such as Airtable and Google Sheets
- Strong writing and editing skills, and knowledge of Times style or the ability to learn and apply it quickly
- Preferred background in CMS production and technical troubleshooting
The annual base pay for this role is between $77,808.68 and $78,000.00.
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