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New York Times Updates Writer, Home/Outdoors/Travel, Wirecutter 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 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.

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About the Role

Wirecutter is seeking an updates writer to help keep our catalog of home goods, outdoors, and travel product reviews and recommendations useful and up-to-date.

As an updates writer, you will report directly to the team’s senior editor, making changes to live content owned by this team both proactively and reactively. You will be directly involved in our cyclical planning process, collaborating with writers, editors, and our SEO team to map out and execute on sweeps and updates for reviews and other posts, while also monitoring stock issues and other product news that affects our coverage.

You will have the potential to work remotely.

Responsibilities:

  • Update reviews with new information like upcoming changes to our recommendations, products that we look forward to testing, and recent or long-term testing notes

  • Scan industry news regularly for changes that affect products and advice in your areas of coverage, communicating swift responses to our readers with our editors and social media team

  • Be directly involved in our cyclical planning process, collaborating with writers, editors, and SEO strategists to map out and execute on sweeps and updates for reviews and other posts

  • Collaborate with copy editors, fact checkers, photo editors, and producers to move changes through our editorial process

  • Systematically check and update existing reviews for internal consistency, flagging dated passages for revision and making necessary corrections.

  • Use our customized content management system to edit live reviews, following process and staying up to date on best practices

  • Help maintain and improve our databases of everything we’ve published, tested, and recommended

  • Assist with updates for retail events (i.e., Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday), curated Wirecutter deal events, and other seasonal projects.

  • Pitch, write, and rewrite reviews and blog posts in and sometimes outside of your areas of coverage

  • Perform related work as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of journalistic experience or training; other professional experience writing about products or technology appreciated

  • Interest in or experience with home/decor goods, outdoor gear, and/or travel products

  • Experience with basic HTML and Wordpress, or similar online publishing platforms

  • Familiarity with other publications that cover home and decor, the outdoors, traveling, and new products

  • Ability to work on deadline on multiple projects

  • Creativity in problem-solving

  • Experience working with remote teams and collaborative software appreciated

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for product research and testing methods

  • Empathy for the confused or frustrated shopper and interest in improving the shopping and buying experience for our readers.

  • Self-organized and motivated, with effective communication skills

The annual base pay range for this role is between $59,000 and $59,000.

Please include your résumé/CV, a cover letter, and any writing samples you may want to submit with your application. You can only upload one file in the “Résumé/CV” box, so you should combine and upload your résumé, cover letter, and any other materials as one file.

This is a union position as classified by the News Guild of New York.

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 reasonable.accommodations@nytimes.com . 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.

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