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The New York Times (Opinion) seeks an editorial assistant, special projects

June 13, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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

Basic Requirements:

  • 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 Requirements:

  • 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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