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The New York Times

Deputy Director, News Operations

Office and Administrative Support


Full Time

On Site


New York, New York, United States

The [Register to View] target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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 Times is seeking a Deputy Director, Newsroom Operations. The Newsroom Operations department includes more than 100 people working in a variety of roles – News Assistants, Executive Assistants, Operations Managers and others, all working together to manage many behind the scenes details that keep the newsroom running smoothly day to day.

This deputy will focus specifically on managing some of our large team of Guild news assistants. You will have more than a dozen direct reports, news assistants embedded on various desks, and provide management and career guidance, also working with editors and reporters to be sure news assistant roles are continuously evolving to meet the needs of the newsroom. Working closely with other deputy directors, you will collaborate to solve large and complex scheduling problems, work out staffing plans to cover new projects, work with our recruiting team to find and nurture excellent candidates, focusing on diversity of all types while building out our clerical staff.

This deputy will report to the Executive Director, Newsroom Operations, and will work with the leadership team to take on other projects on as needed basis.

What you will bring:

  • An organized problem solver with good decision-making skills who is able to get things done in a dynamic working environment.

  • You embrace change at a moment’s notice, shifting priorities instantly and easily and can manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to take initiative and lead efforts as needed.

  • You are a masterful and creative problem solver who welcomes challenges and looks for creative solutions.


  • 5+ years’ experience at a journalism or media company or other relevant organization, ideally with experience in an operations role.

  • Experience with people management, including recruiting and hiring, performance and feedback, career development, training, culture and communication.

  • Track record of developing strong relationships and collaborating.

  • Ability to communicate in writing and in person clearly, concisely and persuasively.

  • Strong drive, taking the initiative to surface challenges and opportunities and develop and act on solutions.

  • Commitment to The New York Times mission and values.


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 provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, and will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.