The New York Times is looking for an ambitious, creative, digitally sophisticated leader to help shape its Opinion report, focusing on Politics and Culture. Responsibilities will include working under the Deputy Opinion Editor to help set a strategy for the department’s signature coverage and then directing day-to-day implementation of that strategy. You will partner with the Op-Ed Editor for World and Biz/Tech to ensure we have a wide range of pieces every day and will top edit pieces commissioned by our vertical leaders and others. This person will have excellent news judgment, and take ownership of, and pride in, what we publish. 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. We’re looking for someone who wants to explore big political questions through the opinion forms of argument and idea interrogation, from voting rights to the future of the US political parties, from free speech to cancel culture, from new ideas and policies that shape society to issues of racism and sexism that shape society as well. And we’re looking for someone who can bring creativity and originality to our culture coverage - not just pop culture and high culture, but also essays about the way we live, what and how we think, and the cultural forces that influence and even guide our lives. Along with this work, we want a leader who has fun doing it.