Job Description

The New York Times is seeking a Program Manager to support the brand new explorations on a standalone digital product for kids: A “How-To” app that will inspire and guide kids to create, build, do and learn.

This role may be based in New York or remotely.

Why should you apply?

You will get the chance to shape how our brand new and fast-growing team works. You will inspire and motivate the team to achieve its goals and you will be accountable for driving impact and delivering value — first in a zero-to-one context, and then scaling with the team as it grows.

What you’ll do:

  • Partner with cross-functional product development and editorial teams to deliver the most impactful work as effectively as possible.

  • Ensure schedules, resources, and communications across relevant teams are consistently in sync, and trade-offs and dependencies are clearly understood.

  • Champion agile software development practices and a build-measure-learn mentality that supports innovation, experimentation and iteration.

  • Anticipate and communicate risks and actively remove barriers to progress.

  • Track and report projects’ status on a regular basis to stakeholders.

  • Cultivate a healthy team culture of curiosity, experimentation, collaboration and inclusiveness.

You’re great for this role because you:

  • Work well in a dynamic and collaborative environment and bring order to chaos.

  • Have experience specifically in mobile development.

  • Unite and motivate cross-disciplinary teams to ship regularly and successfully.

  • Think strategically at a high level but are more than willing to get in the weeds to make it happen.

  • Embrace the challenge of mediating among different interests and personalities.

  • Speak clearly, candidly and empathetically to technical and non-technical contributors, as well as senior leadership.

  • Demonstrate flexibility in problem solving and in handling uncertainty, adapting and changing tasks according to evolving business and user needs.

  • Have a strong interest in how people work together to create great software products, at the right time, with the minimum of friction and waste. Commitment to personal learning and growth, self awareness with the ability to learn and grow from mistakes.

  • Embody a childlike curiosity and deeply respect kids.

  • Possess a positive, unflappable, can-do attitude and exceptional attention to detail.


  • 5+ years’ project management experience, ideally with consumer and subscription products

  • Well-versed in applying concepts and techniques from multiple agile approaches

  • Experience shepherding cross-functional product development teams from discovery through execution

  • Proficient in using tools such as G-Suite, Slack, and JIRA to adapt and invent methods to manage cross-disciplinary workstreams effectively with geographically dispersed team members.


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.