Overview

Job Description

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. This mission is rooted in our belief that great journalism has the power to make each reader’s life richer and more fulfilling, and all of society stronger and more just.

Our Engagement group supports that mission by building products that make our journalism more compelling. We’ve made subscriptions the core of our business, and we believe that a better product experience will lead more users to engage with our world-leading journalism and continuously return to the Times as a daily habit, becoming loyal subscribers.

We’re hiring product managers at Senior PM and Director levels to join our Engagement group. We expect our Senior Product Managers and Directors to: 

  • Drive Product Strategy: you take ideas and turn them into amazing products for our users that deliver results

  • Execute: you advance projects and business goals by guiding your teams with excellence, urgency, focus & impact

  • Lead: You create trusting team environments and lead with influence

  • Collaborate: You partner with a wide array of functional partners across engineering, project management, design, newsroom, data science, research, and others

  • Manage: You will foster an inclusive work culture, rooted in safety and belonging. You also set clear expectations for your teams, are comfortable giving actionable feedback, and care about the growth of the employees who choose to work for you.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • You have 3+ years of experience working as a product manager

  • For a senior PM role, you’ve given deep thought to your management philosophy, especially around DEI and have mentored or managed others for at least 1 year

  • For Directors, you have a rooted and robust people management philosophy and have been managing PMs of all levels for at least 3 years.

  • You have a demonstrated passion for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and work to create a culture that reflects that

  • You are a proven leader and can point to a robust and successful product portfolio

  • You have experience setting team strategy, defining OKRs and driving the planning process for a product portfolio

Teams currently hiring: 

Audience – We are hiring a director-level candidate to transform the way we introduce new audiences to our journalism by improving our technical performance on search engines and  social platforms, re-envisioning our approach to distribution on social platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and building tools that scale the audience work of the newsroom to increase impact. In this role, you’ll grow our audiences on these channels, and find ways to bring more of these users back to The Times again and again.

Publishing/Oak – The Publishing group has several openings to lead teams building Scoop – a suite of tools to create, edit, and promote journalism on our core news products. The group is focused on providing the newsroom with tools that empower journalists and allow them to address our audience with speed, clarity and insight using an array of story forms, both new and old. Our goal is to make possible the future New York Times, one that continually adapts and evolves along with our audience to engage them and make us indispensable to their daily lives. We’re hiring a product lead on our tools supporting Oak (our flagship article editor).

UX Foundations/System Architecture – The UX Foundations team is hiring a senior technical product manager for our surface infrastructure. The system architecture underpinning our surfaces must be performant, resilient, scalable, and flexible. The TPM centered on this capability will work closely with our engineering team to achieve those goals: defining the methodology for monitoring and measuring the health and quality of our systems; developing a strategy for system investment and maintenance; forging communications and operations to facilitate partnership with teams shipping to our surfaces, and creating a prioritization framework to manage it.

UX Foundations/Personalization – We’ve created a Personalization team to deliver a differentiated experience for our users that reflects a deep understanding of their habits and needs in different moments. We are looking for a director-level product manager to lead this effort, fundamentally transforming the way our readers experience the Times. Building out our capabilities to support an end-to-end, algorithmically programmed experience will require you to work with and coordinate teams across the organization, from the newsroom to data science to delivery engineering, driving directional consensus and roadmap alignment. You’ll develop a long-term product strategy for personalization based on our emergent relationship metrics and user journeys, balancing that ambition with the nuts and bolts of getting product work out the door. You’ll work closely with our data science team to leverage insights into product development, and with the newsroom on creating a robust set of tools for algorithmic programming oversight, reporting and insight.

UX Foundations/Design System – Driving engagement hinges on our ability to take a streamlined, systems-based approach to product design. The UX Foundations group is hiring a director-level product manager to build out our design system capability,  advocating for versatile solutions that can be used repeatedly and consistently throughout the product. This PM will own the design system for our digital products, driving the quality, distinctiveness, accessibility, and technical robustness of our end-user experience, while creating the internal tooling to make that product a joy to build with.

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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.