The writer of the Europe edition of the New York Times Morning Briefing guides readers through the most important or interesting news of the day and collects the best of The Times in a user-friendly, scannable format. This person is at the helm of one of our most popular digital features.
Briefing writers are responsible for creating a helpful, accessible news guide, brand new each day, that highlights the breadth and depth of our journalism for readers with a range of backgrounds and levels of familiarity with The Times. They must be masters of brevity and conversational language.
The job requires quickly getting the gist of the stories that will drive the day, from The Times and other outlets; weaving them into a concise but substantive narrative; and navigating a complex editorial and production workflow on a tight deadline.
We’re seeking candidates who are thinkers, writers, newshounds and citizens of the world. They should be excited to connect with and adapt to their audience; this includes tracking reader behavior and responding personally to readers who send feedback. They also must be comfortable with the production duties required to distribute the briefing, and willing to learn new platforms and skills as it evolves.
Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:
- Strong news judgment and writing skills.
- Ability to collaborate with distant editors and correspondents.
- A passion for international news; familiarity with major European governmental processes, economies and history. Experience living in multiple countries preferred.
- A commitment to understanding the needs and behaviors of our audience.
This excluded position is based in Hong Kong to align with an extremely early deadline, to reach European readers. However, applicants interested in working a night shift in New York or an overnight shift in London may also apply.