Job Description

Research & Development at The New York Times explores how emerging technologies can be applied in service of journalism. We collaborate with designers, developers, reporters, photographers and editors to bring new forms of storytelling to life, from prototyping to publishing.

Through internships and collaborations with research labs, R&D partners with academic institutions to advance our most critical research areas (including 5G media transmission, immersive and spatial computing, and machine learning). We are looking for an individual to manage existing programs and to help build new relationships between research institutions and R&D. An ideal candidate will have a passion for the mission of The Times and experience with program or product management in relatively unstructured environments.

What you will do: 

  • Design the scope and goals of R&D’s relationships with academic partners, including internship and research partner programs, in line with company and team priorities.

  • Foster relationships with research labs working on technologies related to R&D exploration areas.

  • Facilitate presentations and collaborations with academic partners.

  • Manage relationships with internal Times stakeholders and partner organizations involved in internship and research project design, recruiting, and selection.

  • Serve as a first point of contact for academic partners, interns, and researchers

  • Navigate internal and external outputs — publications, white papers, demonstrations, etc — from academic partners, interns, and research partners.

  • Coordinate recruiting and selection of interns and research partners.

What you’ll bring 

  • Enthusiasm for designing and managing a complex people-focused program.

  • An orientation toward action and a talent for building consensus.

  • An ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with exceptional attention to detail.

  • Both curiosity about and skepticism of emerging technologies.

  • A passion for the mission of The New York Times and for shaping the future of media and technology.


  • Demonstrable success designing and managing the people side of programs – for example, managing internal teams or events with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Experience with software engineering or product management is a plus.

  • Experience working with academic or internship programs is a plus.

  • Experience at the intersection of technology and journalism is a plus.

[This is a contract position expected to last 6 months, with a possibility to extend]


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.