OLD Media Moves

NY Times names Goldberg its future of work reporter

November 1, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Emma Goldberg

New York Times business editor Ellen Pollock sent out the following announcement:

We are excited to announce that Emma Goldberg’s future of work at The Times will take place on the Business desk as our new future of work reporter. She will write news and enterprise on how employees approach work and its role in their lives, and will collaborate widely with Business colleagues.

This is Emma’s first reporting job at The Times, which may come as a surprise to readers who have seen her byline in Politics, Business, National, Metro, Science, Styles, Obituaries and The Upshot. She has covered chronically unemployed doctors, young women running for office, an atheist chaplain and Barry, the Central Park owl and the bereaved birders he left behind.

Alan Burdick, who worked with Emma in Science, said there “really aren’t enough capital letters to express my enthusiasm for Emma’s talent, work ethic and all-around pleasantness.” (No one will be venturing an emoji assessment.)

Emma’s talents have been recognized outside the newsroom too: She is the winner of the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Best New Journalist Award, the New York Press Club’s Nellie Bly Award, and the Sidney Hillman Foundation’s Sidney Award. In June, she published her first book, “Life on the Line,” about doctors who completed their medical training during the pandemic.

Emma is joining Business after two years as an assistant for the editorial board.

In a story she once wrote about the use of exclamation points, Emma cited a flow chart that argued the punctuation is only appropriate for an emergency: “Hey! I’m on fire.”

We think it’s also appropriate in this instance: Hey! We are thrilled to welcome Emma aboard.

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