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Editorial Assistant

New York, NY

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 world-renowned newsroom that 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. 


Wirecutter is seeking an editorial assistant to support our editorial planning, special series, and newsroom-wide initiatives. Editorial assistants help to build workflows and project plans — and the tools that support them — to connect ideas and people across our editorial teams. 

As an editorial assistant, you will contribute directly to our content planning, documentation, and editorial calendar. You will have a key role in the project management of editorial series, deals 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 a color-coded spreadsheet), then you’ll enjoy our work. This role is New York-based.


  • 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
  • This role reports to the Manager of Editorial Operations.

Basic 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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. 

The annual base pay range for this role is between $66,300.00 and $66,300.00.


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, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, ME, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA.  

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 provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. Individuals seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process should email [email protected].  Emails sent for unrelated issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

The Company will further consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.

The New York Times Company follows the pay transparency and non-discrimination provisions outlined by the United States Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Click here for details.

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