Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
The New York Times has serious ambitions for live news. We want to give our readers clear and consistent coverage of breaking and running news stories by delivering immediate updates and taking them to the scene of news. We’re building the infrastructure and staff to consistently move at this pace. Our efforts to create smart and substantive visuals to clarify these moments will require a knowledge of photography, video, graphics and a command of their combined use.
We’re looking for experienced visual editors to work as part of a cross-disciplinary visual team that brings its reporting, editing and storytelling strengths to bear on important and fast-moving stories. This role has a photojournalism emphasis, so substantive experience assigning and editing news photography is required, as is the ability to conceive, develop and execute photo-driven storytelling techniques on digital platforms.
This job will be based in California.
Is passionate about news, with solid editorial judgment and a sophisticated visual aesthetic.
Has experience with photo editing, including smart assigning and advanced editing in a range of news scenarios.
Has an understanding of video editing, including packaging of complex stories.
Has an understanding of information graphics, including smart clarity of presentation.
Is journalistically resourceful and highly-creative; Able to work in fast-moving news situations and craft multimedia packages by bringing photo-video-graphics strands together into compelling and informative narratives.
Likes working on a team; Wants to connect with desks throughout the newsroom and sees collaboration as a benefit.
Is able to gain new digital skills quickly and is always looking to grow as an editor
Is willing to work morning, evening and weekend shifts.
Has eight years of experience.
Can photo edit and manage photo production; is fluent with editing software.
Can manage basic video production ; Is comfortable with editing software packages.
Can execute basic reporting on deadline, including leveraging social media for sources, photos and video.
Is a speedy and to-the-point writer, able to craft effective copy for live coverage.
Has a foundational knowledge of legal, ethical, copyright and usage issues for visuals
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.
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