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The New York Times

Senior Staff Editor (REQ-012645_Washington)

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media



Full Time


Washington, Washington DC, 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

Would you like to edit fast-breaking news about the White House, Congress, the intelligence agencies, the military, the Supreme Court, U.S.- Russia tensions, the Jan. 6 committee and more? Then this Guild job of senior staff editor in Washington is for you. Working with the night editor, weekend editors and daytime editors, you’ll edit a wide range of copy about the Biden administration, including major enterprise pieces, investigations, profiles, Q and As, explainers, fact checks and visual stories. You'll handle first reads — comprehensive edits for structure, framing and balance – and second reads – close-in edits for grammar, spelling and New York Times style. You’ll guide reporters, assign some stories and land many more. Experience in Washington is desired but not a must.The hours are great if you like running errands on quiet weekdays, enjoying no lines at Trader Joe's and having movie theaters all to yourself: Sunday through Thursday, 4 pm to midnight, with some flexibility on starting and ending times.

This is represented by the NewsGuild of NY


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.