Product Manager

Compensation

: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations



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**Job Description** This is a pivotal moment in the life of The New York Times. We have declared ourselves a subscription-first company, staking our future on producing journalism that is worth paying for and is unparalleled in its quality, depth and breadth of coverage. Connecting our expanding readership to our quality journalism is one of our most vital and exciting challenges as we move towards reaching our goal of 10 million subscriptions by 2025 at . Over the past few years we have been growing our Audio team to better support successful efforts like The Daily at (1 billion downloads since 2017), Caliphate at , 1619 at and Still Processing at , and to lay the groundwork for more to come. While people increasingly find themselves with less and less time, the natural human need to be informed, enriched and entertained remains strong, and we believe there's a great opportunity with audio to help build products that better meet people where they are. We are looking for a **Senior Product Manager** to join our Audio product team and help shape The New York Times audio strategy and experience across our digital products. This person will report to the Head of Audio Product. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be at the center of a new product area that involves rapidly evolving technology and consumer behavior, and the chance to help foster a daily habit with quality journalism in new ways for a whole new audience of people. **You demonstrate:** + **Belief in our mission.** You have a passion for the news and for making the Times an indispensable daily destination for our readers. + **A user-first mindset.** You have a deep empathy for user problems, coupled with an enthusiastic and curious approach to solving for them. + **Comfort going 0 to 1.** You have experience creating brand new products in a new space and see the lack of definition as freeing. + **Strategic thinking.** You can connect the dots between business goals and reader needs, define clear outcomes and opportunities and align your team around solutions that make sense. + **Deep fluency in data and insights.** You are always looking to better serve your users and inform your decisions through qualitative and quantitative insights, and you are confident in creating, testing & validating hypotheses. + **A love of product management and design.** You are able to prioritize in a dynamic environment and you are well-versed in the best practices of product design and development. + **The ability to get things done.** You have a track record of shipping products in a highly collaborative environment with a diverse group of partners. **Responsibilities:** + Work closely with the Head of Audio Product to set the product roadmap + Help shepherd a user-centered discovery process as the team aligns around evolving user needs and business opportunities + Collaborate closely with partners across news, product design and engineering to shape how people will discover and consume audio content + Use quantitative data and qualitative research to identify new opportunities, and run experiments to validate new ideas + Partner with design and engineering to create scalable solutions that meet the diverse needs of our mobile users readers across platforms, with a focus on mobile, email and push alerts + Own a prioritized backlog of ideas that you will validate through data, research and sharp hypothesis-driven experimentation + Continuously think about how we might build habits into the experience + Be an expert in the rapidly evolving consumer audio product space + Set the example and expectations for the team's sprint to sprint collaboration and execution + Lead multiple projects at the same time, and contribute in a meaningful way to the longer-term Audio product strategy + Clearly communicate and build alignment across a diverse group of partners + Establish and foster a healthy culture of curiosity, experimentation, collaboration and inclusiveness across all disciplines on a brand new team **Qualifications:** + Minimum 4+ years of product management experience, ideally with experience in multimedia, consumer and subscription products + Experience developing native mobile products with cross-functional teams + Experience in zero-to-one product development entrepreneurial environments + Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills + Clear and persuasive communication across mediums + The ability to balance longer term strategic thinking with scrappiness and getting features out the door + Understanding of the engineering challenges and technologies core to a media business + Deep knowledge of product development techniques, including experimentation and agile development + Excellent analytical skills + User empathy and awareness informed by qualitative research methods + Passion for The Times' mission and a commitment to be a part of our innovation and growth This position is based in New York, NY \#LI-SE1 **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.** **Help shape the future of The New York Times** **This is an important moment to work at The Times. Across the organization, we're taking advantage of the changing media landscape to pioneer a new era of journalism. With high-quality, original reporting at our core, we're thinking more creatively about our reader relationships and how to deliver new and relevant offerings and experiences. We're telling stories differently and playing with emerging formats like 360 video and VR. And we're building a diverse and collaborative culture that can keep up with the rigors of the modern-day news cycle.** **Home to world-class talent** **To create journalism and supporting products that stand apart, we must recruit the finest talent in the world. Journalists, data designers, videographers, agile marketers, art directors, and many others, we're looking for people at all stages of their careers to bring different perspectives and practices to our teams. Together, we can make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives and understanding of people around the world.** **Employee-driven benefits** **If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.** **If you are an active employee at The New York Times or any affiliates, please do not apply here. Go to the Career Worklet on your Workday home page and View "Find Internal Jobs". Thank you!** * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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