The story of how the press does its job has perhaps never been more important or more hotly debated than it is right now. The Times is looking for a reporter to cover the people and the media entities that chronicle and interpret the news in an aggressive and creative manner.
The fearless candidates for this job should have enthusiasm for digging out the stories behind journalists’ successes, ethical missteps, and outright disasters. They should keep an eye on how industry-wide belt-tightening and whipsaw changes in corporate ownership have affected the coverage in a variety of areas. They should also be mindful of the importance of the press’s role in our society and how it is holding up during a tense political moment that coincides with a time when the old business model is breaking down.
In addition to breaking news across the industry, the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to write investigative articles, feature stories, profiles of major media players and analytical pieces. Further, the person who takes this job should be able to make use of deep reporting to take readers inside the media institutions helping to shape our current moment.
Experience covering media is a plus but not required. A desire on the part of the applicant to cover the subject aggressively is the most important thing. Applicants should submit examples of previous work, and a memo.
This is a Guild position.
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.