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New York Times Senior News Assistant in New York, New York

The mission (https://www.nytco.com/company/mission-and-values/) 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.

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Job Description

The Times’s subscription food and recipe product NYT Cooking is looking for a project manager to help connect our work with new audiences. This person will facilitate the strategic placement of our recipes and features across various platforms, from our websites and apps to our newsletters and social accounts. This person will also be responsible for communicating publishing logistics and strategy across various teams, maintaining budgets, organizing digital assets and tracking content performance. The person in this role will make editorial judgment calls about what recipes and packages should be promoted where and when. This person will be able to present a clear, overarching snapshot of everything we are promoting on- and off-platform by digging in to track and synthesize the details.

The right candidate will have strong time management skills, talent for presenting information clearly and efficiently, and a proven ability to communicate thoughtfully across teams. This is a job for someone who is extremely organized, loves a good spreadsheet and has an enthusiasm for lists.

What you’ll do

  • Coordinate the strategic, timely placement and promotion of recipes, recipe collections, videos and special projects across various platforms including our owned and operated platforms (our websites and newsletters) and social media platforms.

  • Communicate publishing logistics between editorial teams and other stakeholders; keep shared lineups up to date.

  • Create and own promotion timelines for holiday- or event-related recipes and packages.

  • Work with the Times homepage editors to place and optimize cooking content including video.

  • Track and report recipe and article link placements across various platforms back to edit, marketing, product and SEO teams.

  • Communicate search optimization updates between teams for performance tracking.

  • Coordinate planning between editorial, marketing, product and SEO teams around seasonal content, tent poles and events.

  • Create and present weekly audience reports for the Food Desk and Cooking editorial team.

  • Support the social media team by posting content to Facebook, Instagram and other platforms as necessary.

  • Support the video team by organizing and archiving video assets as necessary.

What you’ll bring

  • Two to three years experience in a role with similar requirements, preferably at a media company and in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Strong, thoughtful communication skills.

  • A knack for organizing information clearly, for creating efficient spreadsheets and for keeping them accurate up to the minute.

  • Ability to quickly learn new platforms and software that will make the team more efficient.

  • Proven editorial sensibility in line with NYT mission and standards.

  • A proactive approach publishing deadlines and internal communication across teams.

  • Passion for food and cooking.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY

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