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New York Times iOS Engineer, Audio in New York, New York

Job Description

This is a pivotal moment in the life of The New York Times. We have declared ourselves a subscription-first company, staking our future on producing journalism that is worth paying for and is unparalleled in its quality, depth and breadth of coverage. Connecting our expanding readership to our quality journalism is one of our most vital and exciting challenges as we move towards reaching our goal of 10 million subscriptions by 2025 at .

Over the past few years we have been growing our Audio team to better support successful efforts like The Daily at (1 billion downloads since 2017), Caliphate at , 1619 at and Still Processing at , and adding to those efforts through acquisitions like Audm at (a subscription-based audio app that offers listeners the world’s best longform journalism, read aloud word-for-word by celebrated audiobook narrators) and Serial Productions at . While people increasingly find themselves with less and less time, the natural human need to be informed, enriched and entertained remains strong, and we believe there’s a great opportunity with audio to help build products that better meet people where they are.

We are looking for founding members of the Audio tech team to build out a world class audio product. iOS Engineer will work closely with backend developers, product and design team members, as well as the NYT Audio editorial team, to help shape our product offering. This is a greenfield project so all team members will have a hand in shaping app architecture, best practices and team culture.

You demonstrate:

  • Belief in our mission: You have a passion for the news and for making the Times an indispensable daily destination for our readers.

  • Technical competency: You have deep knowledge of iOS frameworks and Swift, and keep up to date on changes in the frameworks, language and overall developer community.

  • Code cleanliness: You have an understanding of what makes code well structured, maintainable and flexible and strive to create a culture where quality code is valued.

  • User focus: You care deeply about how design, engineering and product decisions contribute to creating a seamless, engaging and enjoyable user experience.

Your Responsibilities:

  • You will create and maintain features using Swift.

  • You will contribute to app architectural decisions technical roadmap and timeline estimations.

  • You will participate in technical discussions with backend developers and other owners of internal/external dependencies.

  • You will help promote standards in Swift development and delivery, and engage with the community of iOS developers at the Times.

  • Where applicable, you will integrate with broader New York Times iOS platform code, which may be at least partially written or have dependencies written in Objective-C.

Your Qualifications:

  • You have an understanding of iOS design patterns, memory management and multi-threading.

  • You have experience working with audio or video (not required but a big bonus!).

  • You have hands-on iOS Swift experience, including writing unit tests, networking, data persistence and UI.

  • You have a good product sense and the vision to translate product goals into quality shippable code.

This position is based in New York, NY and we are open to remote candidates.


The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

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. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.

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That’s always been the case, but it is especially so today. In a time of uncertainty we’ve provided information and guidance to help readers navigate daily life — whether it’s understanding health risks or getting advice on staying sane and productive at home. This would not be possible without our journalists, data scientists, marketers, designers, engineers, project managers and many, many more.

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To create journalism and supporting products that stand apart, we must recruit the finest talent in the world. Journalists, data designers, videographers, agile marketers, art directors, and many others, we’re looking for people at all stages of their careers to bring different perspectives and practices to our teams. Together, we can make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives and understanding of people around the world.

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If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.

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