Overview

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. 

 

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

 

About the position

Wirecutter is seeking an editorial assistant to become part of our Managing Edit team, supporting our editorial planning, process, events, and initiatives. Editorial assistants help to build tools and processes that connect ideas and people across our editorial teams.

As an editorial assistant, you will report to and work closely with the deputy managing editor, contributing directly to our content planning, documentation, and editorial calendar. You will have a key role in the project management of retail events and editorial-wide initiatives, and collaborate with teams across editorial to help build new processes and improve on existing ones. If you find satisfaction in solving problems and appreciate an impeccably organized document, then you’ll enjoy our work. This role has the potential to be remote.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with content planning process, including communication around pitches, deadlines, and new assignments

  • Assist with editorial project management for retail events (i.e., Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday), curated Wirecutter deal events, and other seasonal projects

  • Maintain and update records in our content database, project management tools, and staff resource wiki

  • Train on and make small changes in our content management system

  • Help prepare posts for syndication

  • Prepare periodic announcements, calendar events, meeting agendas, trainings, and newsletters for our staff

  • Collaborate with writers, editors, and other editorial staff members to improve their teams’ workflows

  • Perform related work as assigned

Qualifications

  • 1+ years of professional or academic experience in project management or journalism

  • 1+ years of experience working remotely with a team

  • Experience managing various priorities and assignments simultaneously

  • Familiarity with Basecamp, Zapier, Airtable, and/or Confluence is a plus

Please include your résumé/CV and a cover letter with your application. You can only upload one item in the “Résumé/CV” box, so please combine and upload your résumé and cover letter as one file.

This is a union position as classified by the News Guild of New York. 

Locations

Even with our office in New York City, Wirecutter remains a highly remote-friendly culture and is proud to employ incredible people across the country. Right now, we are eligible to hire in the following states:  CA, CO, CT, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, ME, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, WA.

About Wirecutter

Wirecutter strives to be the most trusted product recommendation service on the internet. We obsessively test and report on thousands of items each year to recommend the best of everything. Our goal is to save you time and eliminate the stress of shopping, whether you’re looking for everyday gear or gifts for loved ones. We work with total editorial independence. That means nothing appears on the site as a recommendation unless our writers and editors have deemed it the best through our rigorous reporting and testing. Wirecutter was founded in September 2011 and acquired by The New York Times Company in October 2016. Wirecutter is mission-driven and reader-supported; learn more about us here.

Overview of Benefits at Wirecutter and The New York Times Company:

Though Wirecutter has a physical office in New York City, the company promotes and encourages a remote workforce, so that our employees can work in flexible and comfortable ways. We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program as well as tuition reimbursement. We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of affinity and employee resource groups and task forces across The New York Times Company and Wirecutter dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

The New York Times Company and Wirecutter provide employees and their families access to a comprehensive suite of benefits that includes not only medical, dental, and vision coverage, but also programs that help support their wellness goals. We offer a full suite of work/life assistance benefits including a generous parental leave policy, which was recently expanded in response to employee feedback. Employees giving birth now receive  20 weeks of paid leave.  Non-birth, including adoptive parents, spouses, and parents also receive 20 weeks of paid leave. In addition, we also offer  401k matching.

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The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local “Fair Chance” laws.