Editorial Assistant

Location
New York
Posted
May 19, 2013
Closes
Jun 18, 2013
Contact
Ms. Hiring Manager
Duration
Full Time
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, Noam Chomsky and Umberto Eco. 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 editors-in-training, 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 nyts-resumes@nytimes.com by May 27. Resumes sent after that date will not be considered. Candidates selected for interviews should be prepared for editing and grammar tests. The position is paid on an hourly basis and comes with benefits – medical, dental, 401(k). The start date is Thursday, June 13.