New York Times reporters have been working in offices for years, but they’ve been living with a lack of direction and a lack-of-resources problem for a while now.
The paper’s New Yorkers are no exception, and they’re trying to fix that problem with a new “office fashion” initiative.
Here are five ways the NYT is taking this problem to the next level.
Make the office dry.
NYT Style Editor, Kate Berrigan, tweeted out this tweet this morning about the NYT’s effort to make the office more dry and less cluttered.
The NYT has a laundry list of complaints about the city’s dry weather, including the smell of dust in office cubicles, and there are a lot of reasons for this.
“You don’t want to be sitting in a cubicle for an hour with your feet on the floor,” said Berrigan.
“That’s not a good thing to be in.”
Berrigan also noted that, while the NYT has been working on its “dry office” strategy, it’s not as clear-cut as a laundry plan.
But the NYT believes that the effort is “getting there.”
“We’ve gotten pretty good at recognizing where we’re on the list of things we should be doing, and it’s all going to get better,” Berrigan said.
New York City’s dryness problem is one of many problems the NYT faces, including its low-quality office furniture and the fact that the NYT does not have a good website for office design.
It has also recently come under fire for the paper’s lack of coverage of tech companies and its lack of transparency on its reporting.
Still, Berrigan says that the office “has become much better, and we’ve got a better staff, we’ve been getting better at managing it, and I think we’ve just got to continue to get it better.”
The office will also be better if there are more women working in the office.
In her tweet, Berrigans statement that the paper will “have a better culture” is a big step in the right direction, but the NYT still has a long way to go to achieve the NYT aims.
And while the office is getting better, there are still plenty of problems that need addressing.
One of the biggest is the lack of women in the NYT, as Berrigs tweets clearly indicate.
I know many of you work in the NY Times and know that we have a great culture here, but there are so many women who do not feel valued in the workplace and in the industry, who are struggling to advance.
To make a change, the NYT will need to: 1.
Address the problem of lack of diversity in the workforce and the lack thereof in the Times office.
The NYT has traditionally been one of the most gender diverse newsrooms, and Berrigan’s tweet makes it clear that she thinks this needs to change.
A female reporter and editor at the paper should be one of our top priorities, Berigans tweets, and the NYT should focus on hiring more women.
Invest in better design.
The NY Times has a longstanding reputation for its office design, and some of its design is often criticized.
Bergigan’s tweet on the NYT office is an example of this.
There are so few women at the NYT today, the paper has not had a female editor since the late 1980s.
Investigate what the NYT needs to do to make its office more appealing to women.
The New York City Times is not the only news organization that has problems with its office environment.
Start by investing in better staff.
While Berrigains tweets make it clear she wants the NYT to invest in hiring more female reporters, she says she wants to “invest in hiring good staff first.”
If you work at the NYTimes, it is probably because you work for a newspaper that is more likely to hire women, and that is one area in which you may not be doing a great job.
Make it easier to do your job.
While the NYT says it will “invest more” in hiring women, Berigan doesn’t believe that will be enough.
Berrigans tweet suggests that “a good number” of the NYT employees should be “more diverse.”
While that may not necessarily mean more women, it will definitely give the NYT more of an opportunity to hire more women and to hire people with less experience.
While the NYT hopes that its office can be improved, it still has to address some of the problems.
This article has been updated to include comments from Berrigan and Berrigan.