Emily Withrow, Vice President of Product at The New York Times Posted
'I couldn’t be more excited about this—our group at the NYT is hiring an Associate Product Manager! This is an *entry-level position* and we mean it. We’re taking care to create a role that best helps you learn the ropes and grow as a product manager.'
What it’s all about:
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.
The Engagement group supports that mission by building world-class products that meet the excellence of our journalism, providing our audiences with the best inroads, explorations, and experiences of that journalism. The New York Times made subscriptions the core of our business, and we believe that a better product experience will lead more users to come back again and form a regular habit with The Times.
The UX Foundations team, which sits in Engagement, is a wonderful opportunity for an early-career product manager. The New York Times team builds on a number of high-impact surfaces, such as the home screen, our story pages, and our native apps; The New York Times is also driving several exciting initiatives like personalization, design systems, and trust.
What you’ll do:
As an Associate Product Manager you will:
- Support a product director in executing the roadmap for UXF projects by gathering requirements, authoring user stories, organizing the product backlog, communicating with stakeholders, and triaging bugs after release.
- Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with cross-functional partners in Engineering, Design, Data, Project Management, Audience Insights, and the Newsroom
- Develop clear, testable hypotheses for quantitative and qualitative validation
- Define and analyze key performance metrics, and use this data to identify compelling opportunities, improve user experiences and produce better results
- Track best practices and relevant new ideas taking place externally, and apply them to your strategy and product plans
Who should apply:
The New York Times is looking for someone who has demonstrated product development-related skills, and can marry that with a deep passion for journalism and our mission. You should have:
- Experience relevant to improving user engagement
- Passion for journalism and the mission of The Times
- An ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
- Experience working with user data and customer research
- Strong written and communication skills, including between technical and non-technical team members
- A proven ability to collaborate with a wide set of stakeholders
- Knowledge of or experience with agile software development methodology
- Location in New York, NY
The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. The New York Times 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 they 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.