The New York Times is seeking an engagement editor to launch and lead a public square for a new journalism initiative called Headway. The public square editor will create and manage an online exchange on The New York Times website and design virtual convenings and live events. Headway 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. Headway’s ambition is to address, broadly, the built and physical world, issues such as delivering electricity to the 1.5 billion people in the world who still do not have access to it, building a fairer criminal justice system and reimagining public space, streets and public health in light of George Floyd and Covid-19. It will produce 10 to 12 deeply written and researched, magazine quality stories that are visually ambitious, data-rich, and that look beyond the 24-hour news and election cycles. Headway is currently funded by philanthropic foundations as a three-year project.