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The Times, US Business Correspondent

The Times and The Sunday Times
New York City, New York (US)
Closing date
Dec 10, 2023

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Business, International, News

The Times and The Sunday Times represent a combined 400 years of covering news and providing comment and analysis on the UK and the world. We are authoritative, credible, responsible, trusted and a part of the nation’s cultural heritage.

The Times is looking for a US Business Correspondent The role is based in New York. 

Your role: The US Business Correspondent is responsible for covering businesses, markets and UK-based businesses operating and expanding into America for both the digital editions and the paper. 

As well as news stories the US Business Correspondent you will also be expected to write features and opinion pieces. 

Applicants should have a strong background reporting and writing on business. 

Day to day you will: 

  • Pitch agenda-setting US business news stories, features and comment ideas to the business desk and plan how these are shared and promoted online 

  • Write stories in a distinctive and engaging way that meets the brief from the commissioning editor 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of what works best for digital, offering content that is truly distinctive 

  • Continuously build and maintain excellent contacts in the US 

  • Write with authority and command the respect of our readers 

  • Represent The Times and The Sunday Times on radio, television and other media - especially our own stations 

  • Plan, pitch and deliver long-term projects and investigations 

What we’re looking for from you: 

  • Experience writing for a national newspaper, magazine or news website

  • Applicants should have a strong background reporting and writing on business. 

  • Keen attention to detail and meticulous fact-checking 

  • Good understanding of audience data and SEO techniques to maximise search results Able to work autonomously and to strict deadlines 

  • Excellent presentation skills and able to communicate succinctly and effectively A strong understanding of editorial compliance and regulatory issue

We are News UK: One of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland.  Our newsbrands include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT, Times Radio, TalkTV and Virgin Radio UK, and we have market-leading local radio stations across Ireland. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis, opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning print and pixel, audio and video, events and experiences, our multiplatform brands are home to a plurality of opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve. News UK is wholly owned by News Corp.

Life at News

Driven by passion, guided by principles and acting with purpose. We represent, reflect and reach the nation, telling the stories that matter. We inform our audiences so that they can make decisions based on trusted information.

To do this, we believe our employees must represent different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. We strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy, which focuses on three main priorities - attracting talent from a wider, more representative pool, developing equity programmes to drive better representation in our leadership, and ensuring diversity and inclusivity in our workforce as well as the journalism and content we produce. We also currently have 12 employee led networks and groups that support our strategy and connect like minded employees socially.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks

  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access

  • Private medical insurance including coverage for pre-existing conditions

  • Discounted gym memberships, free ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual yoga classes

  • ‘Bikes for Work’ and ‘Electric Car’ scheme

  • Up to 60% discount on Harper Collins books

  • Access to exclusive events and competitions with exciting brands such as talkSPORT, Virgin Radio UK & The Times. Weekly virtual panel chats with top journalists and celebrities

  • Access to wellbeing benefits such as EAP, physio/massage and counseling

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%

  • 30 days holiday, plus bank holidays and up to 4 volunteering days per year

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when applying for a role. Please let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.

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