Overview

Job Description
This position is primarily responsible for managing the full operation of a new editorial engagement. Your role will be critical in defining processes for creative development and operations. You will support the Creative team in getting work completed on time, within budget and with all of the right stakeholders’ approvals. The ideal candidate will mitigate risk by anticipating various scenarios throughout the course of the project and build actionable plans accordingly.

They are responsible for managing the workflow, best practices, processes and staffing for all content production and executing projects from brief to delivery. This role supports the full production team in client relations and budget projections; has an inherent knowledge of production workflows and procedures; works directly with Business Affairs on contract negotiations; and Resource Management on job assignment.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and manage project timelines and deadlines; Coordinate with multiple teams in ensuring the delivery of numerous projects, facilitating project needs, requirements, and timelines. If there’s an unexpected delay or problem with a project, the Senior Ops Producer should be the first to hear about it so that the timeline can be adjusted if need be.

Define and manage budgets for projects and monitor expenses and reconciliation. Tracking creative production costs. Similarly, Senior Ops Producer is responsible for keeping the creative team on budget and finding any potential sources of savings.

Defining and evaluating processes and operational needs that help the creative teams run smoothly internally and cross-functionally with other teams.

Implement process improvements. Proactively create processes and efficiencies for the team, facilitating better cross-team collaboration and project outcomes.

Manage all contractor logistics. Secure / manage freelancers, ensuring they have the resources needed for their jobs – Facilitate smooth onboarding and invoice processing for our external partners.

Manage resource allocation. Distribute assignments to designers and copywriters, depending on availability and priorities. Monitor team workload to assist in assigning teams to the work. Assess needs for staffing and outside resources.

When things veer off track or change course, problem solve to get things back on track.

Oversee the management of creative assets, ensuring proper accessibility from our internal and external partners.

Identify and integrate project management technologies that improve communication and efficiency.

Manage job files and outputs. Maintain job files and overall organization of team deliverables

Is the master of workback schedules, budget management, expectation setting, cross-functional facilitation, on-boarding of agencies, and other logistics.

Ensure accuracy, correctness and consistency in all communications and documentations

Manage each project’s budget to include securing estimates, confirmation of deliverables, invoice approval and payment while maintaining budget tracker

Personal Characteristics

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

The ability to remain calm and move very quickly under deadline pressure

A positive, enthusiastic and collaborative attitude

Innate organizational skills

Someone who enjoys problem-solving in an ever-changing environment

Has strong judgement and capable of making good decisions with limited information

Be willing and able to adapt your role and function to the needs of the team

Requirements

A minimum of 8+ years of experience with an established publishing company, online media publication, and/or ad agency OR a minimum of 6+ years of experience as line producer or production manager with an established production company, publication and/or ad agency

Managerial experience preferred

Has outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Has strong leadership and production knowledge

Skilled negotiator

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.