The New York Times is looking for an experienced engineering manager to lead the technology team that is responsible for the tools that allow our newsroom to produce our outstanding journalism.
The publishing technology team is a group of about 30 engineers that build and maintain Scoop, the core CMS used by 1,450 journalists in the newsroom at The Times. These tools empower the newsroom to reach a global audience of 150 million users each month, and support publishing 6,000 articles each month, along with thousands more accompanying images, slideshows, videos, podcasts and interactive features. Needless to say, these tools need to work 24/7, serving not only our journalists, but our readers around the entire globe.
The Times has a reputation for pushing the boundaries for digital journalism and finding new ways to produce even more extraordinary content, and we will keep doing that. This team constantly collaborates with the newsroom, on both a technical and a non-technical level, to prototype and implement tools that enable innovation in digitally-native storytelling, ultimately creating better experiences for our readers.
This is a team that plays a deeply meaningful role for The Times, doing work that helps millions of people better understand the world.
You will come in to lead the Publishing tech team, so you are obviously passionate about both technology and media. But even more importantly, you care deeply about people and organizations. You will be responsible for a large group of engineers reporting up to you, and also work day-to-day with a large group of product managers, project managers, designers, editors, and journalists. They will be looking to you to guide how to organize and structure the work of building the best software possible in the most efficient way, all the while keeping the team happy, engaged and constantly learning in a diverse and inclusive environment.
You have a keen interest in how to best energize and organize people around a mission. You also excel not only at the tactical day-to-day of running a team, but also at building an ambitious strategy for technology and executing on it. To make this work, you will be a strong communicator – both verbally and written – with people from all disciplines, including very senior partners from all parts of the company.
It is no exaggeration to say that you will come onboard to help us define the future of what news is, what it looks like, how it is gathered and how it is distributed – at a news organization that believes in the power of great journalism to change the world.
6+ years of experience managing engineering teams
worked with both back-end and front-end teams
worked closely with a well-functioning product organization
experience working in a cloud environment
Nice to have
experience working in the media industry
experience running mission critical systems that needs to be up 24/7
experience managing teams developing apps on Linux using React and Java
You can read more about what we are up to in Technology at The Times on ourOpen Blog. Specifically, you can read about the Publishing team’s work ondiversity and inclusion, and the work on thenew text editor for the newsroom.
Benefits and Perks:
- Make an impact by supporting our original, independent and deeply reported journalism.
- We provide competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families
- We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match.
- We offer a competitive parental leave.
- We are committed to career development and ongoing learning, and provide employees $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
- We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of newsmakers and industry leaders.
- Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.
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.