The New York Times

News Assistant/Express Desk
Under general supervision, News Assistants are responsible for a variety of clerical tasks across all platforms.

Management will inform News Assistants which job function(s) listed herein are their primary responsibility(ies).  Management will provide all necessary training for any employee assigned to job function(s) for which he or she does not have the necessary skills or abilities. 

For the purposes of annual reviews, and discipline based on performance, News Assistants will be evaluated on their performance of the primary responsibility(ies) of the assignment.

While reporting and rewriting shall not be a general requirement of the work of a News Assistant, any employee so classified may be required to perform such work in limited amounts for no additional compensation. The amount of reporting and rewriting a News Assistant is permitted to perform without additional compensation shall result in the publication of no more than 1500 words in any given month, absent a bona fide news emergency.
6 January 2021