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The New York Times

Senior Producer, News (REQ-012649_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 Daily'' led a revolution in the narrative news podcast space. Now, NYT Audio is seeking to broaden its reach inside the newsroom. Desks such as Politics, Technology, Business and International are ripe for innovation in audio. Your job, as a Senior Producer, News will be to start by helping in the realization of a new politics show.

In developing new programming, NYT Audio has always asked the question — how does this want to sound and why? We are looking for candidates who are eager to help answer those questions, who are excited to push audio into new spaces and find new ways to bring journalism and ideas to life in a way that best fits the story they are telling and the listener needs.

Strong candidates are highly skilled in every aspect of producing including: understanding how to frame episodes with strong ideas, establish stakes as well as identify good tape and use it effectively. You are fluent in building episodes with multiple tracks and can operate with technical precision. You can drive episodes from conception to completion on deadline, and you bring a spirit of collaboration and innovation to your work. You’re autonomous, curious, creative and excited to build and evolve the sound of The New York Times.


  • Shows creativity and autonomy in finding and consistently pitching must-listen-to conversations about politics.

  • Monitors the news cycle and Times editorial calendar for episode ideas.

  • Works with hosts and guests in studio and remotely, booking and pre-interviewing guests, prepping hosts, writing scripts and interview questions.

  • Builds episodes in Pro Tools using interviews, archive materials, music, etc.

  • Receives and incorporates edits .

  • Writes scripts, researches fact-checks and collaborates on scripting.

  • Works with engineer to finalize technical aspects of the show.

  • Build and maintain relationships with Times reporters and editors.

  • Look for opportunities to tell new audio stories in new and exciting ways.


  • 5-7 years experience in audio production.

  • Strong interest in politics.

  • Experience shaping and producing interviews and larger discussions.

  • Demonstrated success in creating innovative content under pressure.

  • Fluency in audio editing, ideally using Pro Tools.

  • Able to quickly identify problems with structure & tape and also able to identify solutions.

  • Experience working on new show from the ground up is a plus.

  • Willingness and ability to use data to inform decisions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

  • Experience in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Eagerness to create the best work possible.

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.