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The New York Times seeks a messaging editor

October 13, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Push and email notifications are important tools for connecting readers with the most important Times journalism and breaking news. The Home team is seeking a staff editor or senior staff editor who will focus on messaging.

This editor must be graceful, efficient and collegial under pressure; set wise priorities; and synthesize the direction of multiple supervisors.

Strong writing and editing skills, and knowledge of Times style or the ability to absorb and apply it quickly, are essential.



  • Collaborating with Home team and masthead editors to set push and email priorities for breaking news and enterprise stories, facilitating decisions about timing and audience segmentation.
  • Assertively seeking out and executing notification opportunities, including alerts that incorporate rich text and media elements.
  • Writing and editing push notification language that distills a story’s most important and interesting elements into ~140 characters of text.
  • Supporting the teams that build our messaging platforms by executing experiments and providing expertise and guidance.
  • Developing a mastery of the tools we use to send push notifications and targeted emails, and the analytics we use to assess their impact.
  • Occasionally filling in as a homescreen producer.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of experience as a digital news editor.
  • Excellence in news judgment, audience-sensitive framing and writing mechanics.
  • External candidates who are finalists for the position will complete a Times editing test and an assessment of digital presentation skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree.


This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY.

The annual base pay salary for this role is between $109,521.19 and $112,000.00.

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