The New York Times

Deputy Visual Editor, Headway
The New York Times is seeking an experienced creative leader to guide a new journalism initiative called Headway that will investigate global and national challenges through the lens of progress, or the obstacles to progress. 

Headway’s line of coverage will focus on building better, more equitable places and societies. It will tackle a range of economic, social, health and environmental problems that are redrawing the map of human habitation. The projects it produces will take different forms. Headway aims to produce 10 to 12 stories a year: deeply researched, strikingly visual and data-rich at times, with a strong and distinct narrative voice, that look beyond the 24-hour news and election cycles.

The ideal candidate should have several years of experience leading inventive and imaginative digital projects. The deputy editor for visuals will also work with the public square editor to shape a vigorous conversation with readers — a kind of online public square. These efforts will stress transparency, engagement, data dissemination and community-building. 
17 March 2021