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The New York Times is an industry leader in visual journalism, excelling in photography, video, graphics and design. Much of this material combines with sophisticated social editing as the basis for our compelling presence off platform. We want to further leverage our visual and social expertise to expand our offering and deliver greater concentrations of visual news and lifestyle coverage to social audiences.
We’re looking for a manager with experience in visual journalism and social media strategy to lead a social visuals team that produces material for a number of platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and potentially, TikTok. In this role, the cross-functional team you’ll lead will have skills spanning our visual disciplines. You’ll partner with social media editors to establish strategic and production goals, and you’ll organize and lead the team, making judgments about journalistic value and visual quality.
Exhibit excellent news judgment, strong visual editing and expert audience practices to lead a team that gathers assets from visual desks for editing and presentation on The Times’s main accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and potentially, TikTok. Additionally, the team will conceptualize, create and edit some native visual content for these platforms.
Refine and guide the visual voice of The Times across all off-platform channels, establishing visual standards and constantly updating best practices for the main social visuals team and groups working on subchannels.
Establish and meet daily visual production goals tied to strategies jointly established with the NYT Audience team.
Suggest story ideas and find visual opportunities in partnership with visual departments, newsroom desks and social editors. Establish communication channels and production workflows involving all of these units, and collaborate to frame visual pieces connected with Times coverage.
Enforce journalistic standards for the social visuals team.
Determine measures for success by combining editorial and visual judgment with data and feedback about engagement, growth and specific reader responses.
Experience managing small or medium-sized teams that create visual journalism.
Understanding and appropriate level of skill across a range of journalistic and audience competencies, including reporting, writing, editing, design, analytics and production workflows for photo, video, graphics.
Confidence working across a spectrum of coverage from breaking news to features and enterprise.
Understanding of mainstream and emerging social channels and clear record of success developing and editing visual material for social platforms.
Strong communication and diplomatic skills; can articulate what success looks like and can bring stakeholders and partners together around strategic goals.
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