The updates writer will report to the updates editor and help keep our guides as current as possible. As a member of the updates team, you’ll be a generalist who will update several categories of existing Wirecutter coverage—including cameras, computers, headphones, health tech, outdoor gear, pets, parenting, kitchen appliances, and housewares—and will help develop a cadence to keep the new categories we expand into current.
We need someone with sharp editorial skills and a lot of personal initiative who can work in a team setting. We like people who are excited about gear and gadgets but can also think critically about what makes a product great for the average reader. This position’s tasks will consist of a mix of research, smart communication with editorial teams, and writing on deadline. It will have opportunities for future specialization within our editorial structure. This is a full-time position, working out of our space in either New York or Los Angeles, or remotely from your home.
About The Wirecutter:
Founded by journalists fed up with the time and energy it takes to shop, Wirecutter developed a simpler approach to giving buying advice: just tell people exactly what to get, in one single guide. The company’s purpose: to help people find great things, quickly and easily. Through rigorous testing, research, reporting, and whatever means necessary, we create straightforward recommendations that save readers from unnecessary stress, time, and effort. We then monetize these guides by enabling our readers to easily purchase the products they are interested in.
The Wirecutter was recently acquired by, and is now a subsidiary of, The New York Times Company. As part of the acquisition, The Times is investing in Wirecutter to accelerate its business through editorial-category expansion, development of more robust product features, and the unlocking of new revenue streams.
Culture and benefits at The Wirecutter and The New York Times Company:
Before applying, please read about who we are and how we work—if you are qualified, available, and interested, we look forward to hearing from you! Along with your resume and cover letter, please answer the following question in 400 words or less.
How did you go about making your most recent major purchase? Did it live up to your expectations? Why or why not?
The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.