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New York Times Staff Writer, Kitchen (Discovery), NYT Wirecutter in New York, New York

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Job Description

About the Role

Wirecutter is seeking a staff writer with passion for and expertise on kitchen gear to join our discovery team, a group of writers and editors dedicated to applying Wirecutter’s best-in-class approach to service journalism in formats outside of our classic product guide.

As a journalist covering kitchen products and trends, you’ll work on cross-platform content packages — writing voicey articles, reporting on viral products, fronting videos, bylining newsletters and more — all to help our readers sift through the noise of the internet to delight in great product solutions — and great storytelling.

You’ll work closely with our kitchen team, in editorial planning and also in person at our test kitchen in Long Island City, representing short-form and off-platform opportunities. You’ll interview personalities in the kitchen space, own franchises on site and social, and be a tastemaker our audiences look forward to seeing and hearing from. This is an exciting job: telling creative stories that are anchored in Wirecutter’s rigorous research and testing.

This role is New York-based.


  • Research, report, and write articles related to Wirecutter’s coverage areas, focusing on kitchen gear, gifts, tips and trends; think creatively about sources, identify experts and diverse sources

  • Work quickly and efficiently to ensure accuracy and timeliness of quick-turnaround content that is rooted in Wirecutter’s deeply-reported guides

  • Work with our social and newsletter teams to develop off-platform content

  • Work with our social and community teams to respond to reader feedback and questions

  • Request product samples and process their return

  • Call experts and review academic journal articles and other scientific data; methodically scan user reviews and forums to find what truly matters to readers

  • Collaborate with editors to conceive new content and formats and move ideas from pitch to promotion

  • Collaborate with creative teams to produce visuals to support articles

  • Create and update content for retail events (i.e., Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday), curated Wirecutter deal events, and other seasonal projects

  • May be required to attend trade shows and product news events to build contacts and expertise in relevant topic areas

  • Perform related work as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience writing experience at a major publication, media company, or service journalism outlet

  • Knowledge of SEO from an editorial perspective and understanding of how to use web analytics data to make editorial decisions

  • Excellent communication and task management skills in a remote work environment; patience to work through multiple rounds of edits and balance multiple reporting projects and deadlines simultaneously; ability to work very independently, with minimal supervision and revision

  • Experience collaborating with a visuals or photo team on art and content packaging

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A passion for and experience cooking and kitchen trends

  • Experience doing original reporting and research for features or how-to guides

  • Experience covering products or services, especially involving hands-on or lab testing, is also valuable

The annual base pay range for this role is between $71,000.00 and $82,000.00 ​ .


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.

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