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The New York Times

Director of Video (REQ-011554_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 Video Department is a global leader in original news coverage, multimedia and investigative journalism. Their work bears witness to world events, makes sense of complicated stories and reveals truths that hold the powerful to account.

Their recent highlights show an impressive range of journalism and visual storytelling. They received a [Register to View] target="_blank">Pulitzer for their 2019 coverage of Russia’s involvement in Syria. In 2020, they exposed the intense [Register to View] target="_blank">epicenter of the early pandemic, and in 2021, they dissected [Register to View] target="_blank">Olympics athleticism, produced [Register to View] target="_blank">live coverage of the fall of Kabul and created definitive accounts of the [Register to View] target="_blank">Capitol riots and a [Register to View] target="_blank">flawed drone strike in Afghanistan.

The Times is seeking a Director of Video to lead the Video Department, with these considerations:

  • Has experience conceiving and managing ambitious journalistic work and can uphold exacting standards.

  • Has a vision for digital news video and can articulate a strategy that includes a plan for the integration of video assets across The Times’s report, including news and cultural coverage.

  • Embraces aggressive breaking news coverage and has a strong sense of video’s role in [Register to View] target="_blank">live blogs and [Register to View] target="_blank">briefings.

  • Is an excellent judge of video quality with an understanding of cinematography, editing, production and post production processes that contribute to success.

  • Understands the value of open-source research and verification as it contributes to exclusive imagery and investigative reporting targets.

  • Is enthusiastic about video as an element of sophisticated multimedia storytelling.

  • Is committed to a robust, collaborative off-platform strategy.

Successful candidates will need to be:

  • An experienced manager of people, but also of other managers. Able to create and evolve organizational structures and communication channels that allow video managers and staff members to thrive and grow in their careers.

  • A strong facilitator of collaboration across departments who is able to navigate relationships throughout the newsroom.

  • A proponent and effective implementer of the Times’s goals for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Internal and external candidates should write a two-page memo describing their vision and qualifications.


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.