New York Times Posts Job Opening For Editor ‘With A Sense Of Humor And A Spine Of Steel’

Posted 42 days ago

From DAILYCALLER.COM

The New York Times (NYT) posted a job opening Wednesday on MyWorkdayJobs for a deputy opinion editor “with a sense of humor and a spine of steel.”

“We’re looking for an editor with a sense of humor and a spine of steel, a confident point of view and an open mind, an appetite for risk and exacting standards for excellence in writing and visual presentation,” the job posting said. “We’re looking for someone who wants to grow big ideas to make the world a better place, and to have fun doing it.”

The deputy opinion editor would help lead the opinion department of the NYT, setting a strategy for coverage and implementing that strategy on a day-to-day basis, according to the job posting. The Times added that they “strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.”

The New York Times is “looking for an editor with a sense of humor and a spine of steel, a confident point of view and an open mind, an appetite for risk and exacting standards for excellence.”https://t.co/scpB0A15Qz

Twitter users mocked the NYT for asking for a deputy opinion editor with a “spine of steel.”

Essentially a complete list of characteristics NOT welcome among Times editors. https://t.co/H220K88EUW

So they can fire him. https://t.co/q5MLNDGrLV

And I heard she’s currently hiding under the floorboards in an undisclosed location, terrified of what they would do If they ever found such a problematic person. https://t.co/TVwMnrEgA0

Massive controversy erupted at NYT after the paper published an opinion piece by Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton arguing that the military should be deployed to quell the unrest during the protests and riots over the summer. After the publication of the piece, the NYT’s staff publicly revolted against their employer. Many tweeted the phrase: “Running this puts Black @NYTimes staff in danger.”

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