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The New York Times newsroom produces award-winning journalism across our signature sections, from Washington and International news to Style and Cooking. Here are a few of the talented teams behind our standout news report.

Our Values

Our work has never been more essential — or more exciting. We are trying new things every day, creating new products and experiences, and finding new and compelling ways to tell stories. Our audience, once confined to a single city, now stretches around the globe. But the values that have long shaped The Times — independence, integrity, curiosity, respect, collaboration, excellence— remain immutable.

Those values animate our culture, and our culture begins with our people.

We seek people with different backgrounds, different skills, different lived experiences. We need experienced journalists and those beginning their careers. We need people in New York and in countries around the world. We need reporters and editors, coders, visual and graphics artists, sound engineers and audience experts.

If you have the ambition to report the stories that matter, if you want your work to reach an audience unmatched in size, loyalty or influence, if you want to help continue our transition from the world’s most celebrated newspaper to the world’s most innovative digital news operation, we need you.

Either you cover the world or you don't. There are no halfway measures. Our International correspondents, who are overseen by editors in New York, Hong Kong and London and helped by an army of support staff, are given one basic marching order: If you get wind of a story, do whatever it takes to chase it and let us worry about the bills.

Michael Slackman, International Editor

International

Members of the migrant caravan at the border wall in Tijuana. Meghan Dhaliwal for The New York Times

With upwards of 200 international journalists in roughly 30 bureaus worldwide, International is one of The Times’s most storied and crucial desks. Our International reporters explore faraway cities, unpack the latest in foreign politics, and brave wars to keep readers apprised of important news overseas. International’s on-the-ground reporting brings readers to all corners of the world, whether through text, video, audio or photographic projects. Their work lets you travel with the migrant caravan or decide where to visit on your trip to Jerusalem.

Members of the International team are true citizens of the world. These global thinkers bring The Times’s incomparable work to readers everywhere, undoubtedly one of the reasons that The New York Times is read in every country on earth.

The Trump presidency has changed American politics and revealed depths of division, alienation and intensity in our country that weren't well understood before 2016. We spend significant time in communities (red, blue, purple and in between) to help readers understand what’s going on in states that will decide the 2020 presidency.

Patrick Healy, Politics Editor

Politics

Voters cast their ballots at Sturtevant Village Hall in Sturtevant, Wis., in the 2018 midterm elections. Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

Our Politics team reports from all corners of the nation, bringing readers into the homes of divided constituents or into the White House itself. Our statistical analysis section The Upshot provides readers with digestible data, and interactive projects like the Trump Agenda Tracker show our dedication to continuous, objective political reporting.

Politics is a collaborative desk, bringing together reporters and editors from National, Business and our Washington D.C. bureau, among others. The Politics team produces some of The Times’s most high-profile journalism, from live election results to in-depth candidate profiles.

This is the year that climate change has become central to conversations about the future. It’s exciting that The Times has played a strong role in that.

Hannah Fairfield, Climate Editor

Climate

Ancient monuments at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island are at risk of being eroded by rising waters. Josh Haner/The New York Times

The Times is proud to be one of the only news organizations with a desk specifically dedicated to covering climate change, with our exceptional resources setting us apart from competitors. Our Climate team analyzes the effects of warming around the world, often through cutting-edge visual journalism. The coverage brings readers into some of the most vulnerable areas of the globe, such as Easter Island, and makes climate change personal by showing readers the effects of warming on their hometowns.

The Climate desk exemplifies The Times’s dedication to pursuing innovative projects that deliver original reporting and exclusive insights in an accessible way.

 

The journalism in this building is unmatched. Our work is to bring it to life – to crack it open and show the world the ideas, the hard work and the humanity behind the journalism.

Samantha Henig and Lisa Tobin, Editorial Director and Editor of Audio

Audio

Our Audio coverage reflects the broad range of New York Times journalism, from investigative projects like “Caliphate,” Rukmini Callimachi’s reporting on the Islamic State, to cultural commentary like Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham’s “Still Processing.” From in-the-field production and reporting to more studio-based projects, Audio opportunities at The Times demand journalists who can think about stories holistically and understand the needs of our listeners.

Our attention to audience generated “The Daily,” The Times’s landmark daily news podcast hosted by journalist Michael Barbaro. Audio is always looking for new ways to bring our high-caliber journalism to more listeners, expanding our brand and subscriber base through intimate, freely available content.

The Culture department tackles the world of the arts: what you'll be watching, what you'll be listening to, what you'll be going out to see.

Gilbert Cruz, Culture Editor

Culture

Mayara Pineiro during a 2016 rehearsal of "Don Quijote." Mark Makela for The New York Times

The Culture desk works across seven main topic areas: TV, theater, movies, classical music, pop music, dance and art. Culture reporters generate unparalleled celebrity profiles (hello, Goop) and break industry news while our world-class critics help readers decide what art to consume and help them make sense of it all.

Whether explaining the pitfalls of criticizing pop stars on Twitter, reviewing the newest Broadway sensation, or highlighting the best movies on Netflix, Culture helps readers understand the ways in which they spend their leisure time.

Our Hiring Process

The Times hires journalists in a variety of ways, including talent scouting at conferences, tracking the work of our competitors, and, of course, consulting our online application databases.

Our hiring practices are flexible so that we can prioritize finding diverse, exceptional talent.

When you submit an application to The Times, our recruitment staff will evaluate your qualifications and materials to decide whether or not you are a good fit for your desired position.

If you meet our criteria, a recruiter may reach out to you via phone to learn more about you and your professional background. A job interview may then follow. This process varies depending on you and the position you are seeking, but it will likely include meetings with your would-be manager and department head.

You may also be asked to meet members of The New York Times masthead.

For certain editing positions, you will be required to take an editing test as part of your interview process.

Questions

I have a connection to someone at The Times who can speak about my skills. Can I indicate this on my job application?

Yes. Workday, our application aggregator, asks you to indicate whether you know anybody at The Times when applying for a position. This will give the employee you’ve named the option to list him or herself as your referral.

You probably get hundreds of applications for each job. How do I stand out?

We encourage applicants to thoroughly read the requirements for each job they consider. Be sure you’re not applying to a position in which you have no comparable experience, and that you fully understand the job description. If you’re sure your qualifications meet the criteria for the position, prepare a clear, well-written cover letter that explains why you are a unique asset to The Times and (if applicable) amass exemplary clips that show off your best work. Be selective about your desired positions and focus on quality over quantity — you have a better chance applying to one well-suited position than you do to several for which you are less qualified.

 

 

 

I’m an aspiring journalist. Are there any points of entry for me at The Times?

The Times is dedicated to developing emerging talent. Our new Fellowship program and The New York Times Institute are two initiatives geared toward helping entry-level journalists build their skills and portfolios.

We also offer summer internships through the business side of the company. These positions on our technology, advertising, marketing, product and design and data teams provide interns with a valuable window into the industry and its challenges.

If I’m interested in an entry-level position, what are you looking for in terms of clips or a cover letter?

The Times is primarily interested in hiring journalists who have set themselves apart through skill and dedication to their craft. Journalistic skills vary — are you particularly skilled at data analysis? Can you maintain good relationships with sources? Are you the most trusted audio producer at your company? Do you have an encyclopedic knowledge of the last 50 years of Hollywood filmmaking? Tell us what sets you apart as a person, and then use your work samples to reinforce how those skills are an asset to you as a journalist.

 

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