Overview

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. 

 

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Job Description

 

About the position

Wirecutter is looking for an Employee Experience Manager to support our efforts to build a strong and inclusive workplace for all employees. You will report to Wirecutter’s Director of Operations and Engagement and will work across the company to develop projects and programming to foster inclusivity and belonging and build processes to support employee engagement.

You should have experience collaborating well with others, managing complex projects and using data to improve the employee experience. You will collaborate across Wirecutter departments and create a seamless partnership with the Human Resources team. This role is based in New York City and will work out of our Long Island City office.

Responsibilities

  • You will manage and support Wirecutter all employee experience program and initiatives — hiring, onboarding, offboarding, companywide employee training, workplace culture and DEI —in partnership with the Director of Engagement & Operations and NYT HR

  • You will manage Wirecutter’s People & Culture committee, including setting meeting agendas, leading discussion and exploring recommendations for possible implementation

  • You will develop and execute our quarterly employee survey,  provide people analytics support and communicate insights on essential engagement metrics and program effectiveness to guide how we set goals, make decisions and action plan

  • You will design programs to promote engagement and ensure an excellent employee experience, including development of program timeline and deliverables, monitoring and status reporting and budget tracking

  • You will launch and support diversity, equity and inclusion projects across the company

  • You will plan and coordinate in-person staff events including our annual All Staff gathering

  • You will support internal communications work, overseeing Wirecutter’s internal newsletter, managing various company-wide announcements and reminders, and managing and strengthening our practices for communicating with one another, especially on Slack

  • You will partner and work with a diverse group of colleagues across all Wirecutter departments and functions to ensure that we scale our people processes to support the work of our staff

  • You will promote a positive, fair, inclusive, and accountable workplace culture

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of direct experience implementing programs related to employee experience, engagement, retention, and diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Experience building multiple, complex employee experience programs simultaneously against ambitious timelines

  • Experience working and developing strong relationships with colleagues across various teams to successfully implement and maintain employee programs

  • Highly adaptable and comfortable working in fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environments

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to adapt communication style to different stakeholder groups from leadership and staff

  • Comfortable giving, receiving and sharing feedback

  • Detail oriented and organized with sound decision making ability

  • Interest in identifying opportunities to make things better whenever, wherever possible

  • Proficiency with Google Workspace, Airtable and Slack

  • Prior experience working with remote team members a plus

  • BA/BS degree

  • Passion for Wirecutter and The New York Times’s mission and commitment to be part of our innovation and growth

About Wirecutter

Wirecutter helps people buy the right things for the way they want to live. The site was founded by journalists in September 2011 and was acquired by The New York Times Company in October 2016. Our recommendations are made through vigorous reporting, interviewing, and testing by teams of veteran journalists, scientists, and researchers.

We pride ourselves on following rigorous journalistic standards and ethics, and we maintain editorial independence from our business operations. Our recommendations are always made entirely by our editorial team without input from our revenue team, and our writers and editors are never made aware of any business relationships. Wirecutter is mission driven and reader supported; learn more about us here.

Locations

Even with our office in New York City, Wirecutter remains a highly remote-friendly culture, and proud to employ incredible people across the country. Right now, we are eligible to hire in CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, MD, ME, MA, MI, MN, NV, NH, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA.

Overview of Benefits at Wirecutter and The New York Times Company

Though Wirecutter has a physical office in New York City, the company promotes and encourages a remote workforce, so that our employees can work in flexible and comfortable ways. We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program as well as tuition reimbursement.

We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of employee groups and task forces across The New York Times Company and Wirecutter dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We offer a generous parental leave policy, which was recently expanded in response to employee feedback. Birth mothers receive 20 weeks fully paid, adoptive parents and birth fathers receive 10 weeks also fully paid. Similarly, we offer competitive health and dental insurance, as well as 401k matching.

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.

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.