The New York Times Syndicate provides news and feature articles to thousands of media organizations in about 80 countries. Our star columnists include Richard Branson, Freakonomics’ Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, and Paul Krugman. We also maintain partnerships with numerous magazines, including Harvard Business Review, The Economist and Prospect. We’re looking for an editorial assistant who aspires to a career as an editor.
While there is a significant clerical component to the job, we consider our EAs to be in training for higher-level positions. They are responsible for maintaining news wires and copyediting columns. Other duties include providing support to partner newspapers and magazines, answering queries about rights to articles, and website maintenance.
EAs are often granted considerable responsibilities if they demonstrate consistent attention to detail, abilities as a copy editor and line editor, and a general commitment to excellence. Fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish, is a plus, as is knowledge of Excel, Photoshop, InDesign and other programs.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to
by Wednesday, June 14. Resumes sent after that date will not be considered. Candidates selected for interviews should be prepared for editing and grammar tests. This salaried position comes with benefits – medical, dental, 401(k). The start date is Wednesday, June 21.
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