Job Description

Covering how we meet, date, marry and separate is an exciting corner of journalism. Our stories are tied up with evolving laws, social change, technology and overall trends in society.

The Styles desk is in search of an editor who loves making features and lifestyle journalism about human beings sing. To be successful in this role, you also thrive in hard news and service. This is a high-volume editing job with endless deadlines but lots of room for creativity.

You are someone who is well organized and highly skilled at hard fact editing. Listen: If you think that the D.C. bureau or the politics desk deals with people lying to them or hiding facts, wait till you start asking someone about their dating history.

Responsibilities include:

  • Editing wedding features about an industry that has been through vast changes in the last two years (and last 200 years)

  • Helping on the weekly planning and scheduling of wedding features and announcements

  • Monitoring and researching love and relationship news

  • Assigning stories and working with freelance reporters to develop the style, structure and length of features

  • Writing engaging headlines, captions and social media posts

  • Article creation duties include working with handout art, reporter video and other multimedia.

  • Collaborating with photo editors on assignments and working with art directors to create illustrations

The Styles desk, of which this group is a part, covers change in society. This means generational, social and cultural change, as well as coverage of power, wealth and the forces that change the world, with a primary focus on the U.S. but with an eye toward stories with international resonance.

This position is represented by the News Guild of NY

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.