Is there a way to give paid subscribers first access to new articles?

To expand, is there an automated way to give paid subscribers access to articles, say, a week or month before it becomes public and accessible by everyone?

Not that i’m aware of.

There is an API to automate things. But of course this requires you to write the “scripts” and somewhere to execute them.

You can simply put it behind a paywall and manually remove the paywall after certain time has passed.