The New York Times is looking for an experienced product manager to lead product management for our Core Platforms mission.
The Core Platforms mission is the group at The New York Times focused on building core capabilities for the rest of the product development organization. We handle everything from payment systems to content handling to deployment systems. The core capabilities enable the rest of the business to ship impactful features and functionality more efficiently.
To reach both our ambitious near-term product goals for this year, and our equally ambitious long-term goal of getting to 10 million subscribers by 2025, our core capabilities need to be best-in-class. We are looking for someone to lead the product strategy for getting us there. You will be responsible for the overall product direction for Core Platforms. Where do we need to invest in our capabilities to reach our goals? What capabilities are we missing? How do we best organize capabilities to serve our customer needs best? How we do reach that perfect balance of consistency and stability while also allowing for rapid feature development? How do we make sure that we are fully aligned with and are supporting the high level company goals?
You will also be responsible for the overall product organization for Core Platforms, and will likewise play a key role in fostering a really strong technical product management discipline at The New York Times in general.
You come with great experience in product management, people management and general leadership. Since most of our capabilities are very technical in nature, you will have a strong technical understanding. You most likely have an engineering background. Once you ramp up on our capabilities, you should be able to have a deep conversation about anything from payment gateways to Kubernetes. And you should have a good understanding of the entire span of the Core Platforms product portfolio, and how all our capabilities are used throughout the company.
You are an excellent problem-solver with great analytical and influencing skills. These skills will be tested when handling tough negotiations with stakeholders across the company when we have to prioritize projects. You should also have a proven ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships, including with very senior stakeholders. You will be responsible for communicating with all levels of the company, so you have excellent both written and verbal communication skills.
Minimum 8 years of product management experience, primarily in a digital product development environment
Minimum 4 years of people management
Deep technical knowledge
Experience navigating priorities with very senior stakeholders
Experience with platform product management
Experience building and leading a team of product managers
Experience building a strong product vision for a complex portfolio of technical products
Experience with one or more of our product areas
Nice to haves
Experience in the media industry
Here are some examples of the work that has been done recently in Core Platforms:
Publishing with Apache Kafka at The New York Times
How We Prepared New York Times Engineering for the Midterm Elections
Building a Cloud Native culture at The New York Times
Continuous Deployment to Google Cloud Platform with Drone
You can read more about what we are up to in Technology at The Times in general on ourOpen Blog.
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.