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The Times and Sunday Times, US Editor - NYC

Employer
The Times and The Sunday Times
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Nationals, News
Discipline
Editor

Role: US Editor, The Times and Sunday Times

Location: New York

Reporting to: Editor, The Times and Editor, The Sunday Times

The Times and Sunday Times are hiring a US Editor, to lead and grow our team in America.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To lead our US team, publishing US-focused stories and curating the best of the Times and Sunday Times globally for American audiences
  • Lead our content and audience strategy, working closely with the UK to adhere to overall strategy tailored to US market
  • Oversee the daily publishing operation, liaising with our team of correspondents and UK desks to agree daily coverage plans and commission content
  • Manage the team and lead recruitment, with support from the UK
  • Adjust strategy constantly according to audience data
  • Devise and launch other digital products to grow audience e.g. newsletter, podcast
  • Agree on goals that will define success of the US operation, and drive towards their achievement, including working closely with commercial colleagues
  • Play a key role in planning new investment

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Reporting or editing at a national news organisation
  • Subject matter expertise: US news and politics, business, tech, society
  • Strong grasp of digital publishing, including search, social, video, graphics
  • Experience of staff management
  • Experience of creating or launching a new product desirable
  • Proven track record of collaborative working

The Times and The Sunday Times represent a combined 400 years of covering news and providing comment and analysis on the UK and the world. We are authoritative, credible, responsible, trusted and a part of the nation’s cultural heritage.

We are News UK: One of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland. Our newsbrands include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT, Times Radio, TalkTV and Virgin Radio UK, and we have market-leading local radio stations across Ireland. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis, opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning print and pixel, audio and video, events and experiences, our multiplatform brands are home to a plurality of opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve. News UK is wholly owned by News Corp.

Life at News

Driven by passion, guided by principles and acting with purpose. We represent, reflect and reach the nation, telling the stories that matter. We inform our audiences so that they can make decisions based on trusted information.

To do this, we believe our employees must represent different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. We strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy, which focuses on three main priorities - attracting talent from a wider, more representative pool, developing equity programmes to drive better representation in our leadership, and ensuring diversity and inclusivity in our workforce as well as the journalism and content we produce. We also currently have 12 employee led networks and groups that support our strategy and connect like minded employees socially.

Benefits

Some of our benefits include:

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks
  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access
  • Private medical insurance including coverage for pre-existing conditions
  • Discounted gym memberships, free ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual yoga classes
  • ‘Bikes for Work’ and ‘Electric Car’ scheme
  • Up to 60% discount on Harper Collins books
  • Access to exclusive events and competitions with exciting brands such as talkSPORT, Virgin Radio UK & The Times. Weekly virtual panel chats with top journalists and celebrities
  • Access to wellbeing benefits such as EAP, physio/massage and counselling
  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%
  • 30 days holiday, plus bank holidays and up to 4 volunteering days per year

We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to perform to their best when applying for a role. If you would like to receive any information in a different way or for us to do anything differently to support you apply for any of our roles please contact us on careers@news.co.uk.

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