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The New York Times

Audio Producer (REQ-012471_New_York)

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media



Full Time


New York, New York, United States

The [Register to View] target="_blank">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 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.

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

The New York Times Audio team is building on the success and journalism of “The Daily” to bring more of our newsroom reporting to air in a new show. The Producer will play a crucial role in pushing the boundaries of how a newscast should sound.

The Producer will work alongside the Sr. Editor and Host to create a highly produced, sound-rich show, highlighting the big news stories of the day and the ideas that are driving them. The show’s team will use the journalistic rigor and power of The Times’ unique reporting to deliver listeners U.S. and global news, as well as enterprise and exclusive New York Times stories.

The Producer must have exceptional audio production skills, experience working with and coaching a host and a strong understanding of the news. As the Producer of the show you will be expected to cut and build the show on a tight deadline. The producer should have an entrepreneurial spirit and an interest in experimenting with the usual conventions of audio news.

Skills and responsibilities:

  • Monitors the news cycle to help make story selections alongside the team.

  • Focuses on finding the best angle on the big news stories of the day in sophisticated, distinctive ways.

  • Works with Sr. Editor and Host on writing copy.

  • Works with Sr. Editor to coach Host in studio.

  • Adheres to quick turnaround deadlines and demonstrates a hunger for daily news.

  • Consistently selects the best available tape from news clips, and uses it to advance a story.

  • Works closely with the Sr Editor to build stories in Pro Tools, performs basic mixing.

  • Uses editorial judgment that’s reflective of Times mission and principles.


  • 5+ years experience in journalism.

  • Daily news experience and a passion for daily news.

  • Knowledge across multiple disciplines such as politics, business, science, etc.

  • Proficiency with audio editing software, like ProTools.

  • Experience coaching people who are new to audio.

  • Ability to work independently and quickly in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Well-developed and adaptive cultural competence and emotional intelligence.

  • Believes in The New York Times’ mission and is dedicated to being a part of our innovation and growth.

This is a Guild position.


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 consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.