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The New York Times

Product Manager, Ad Experience (REQ-012584_New_York)

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media



Full Time


New York, New York, United States

The [Register to View] target="_blank">mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for.

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

About the Role

The Product Manager I is responsible for creating premium digital ad products that are differentiated in market, perform measurably for advertisers and create a better experience for users across The New York Times Company’s collection of news and lifestyle products.

The Product Manager develops advertising products for specific surfaces, like the home screen, or products, like our Cooking app or an opinion newsletter, as well as the changes to our ad libraries or other ad platform features and supporting services needed to serve and target them to end users. This individual understands marketing and how to define and measure performance for a variety of advertiser goals.

As a contributor to the cross-functional Advertising Mission tasked with contributing to the long-term profitability of The Times through development of a sustainable digital advertising business, the person in this role uses Agile best practices and works with engineers, product designers, product marketers, data analysts, data scientists, and project management to deliver the most valuable products. The person in this role thrives in a dynamic environment and has a proclivity towards collaboration and cooperation.

Key Responsibilities

Product Execution:

  • Develop and prioritize the product strategy and roadmap for your portfolio of surfaces, products, or platforms based on customer needs, established KPIs, and input from partners

  • Help the team achieve OKRs by leading the product development lifecycle from discovery to delivery

  • Define key performance metrics for product area

Stakeholder Management:

  • Lead and facilitate effective meetings with clear objectives, agendas, and action items

  • Ensure consensus by regularly communicating your team’s priorities and roadmap, and soliciting feedback

  • Demonstrate expertise communicating and influencing at all levels of the organization

Strategic Thinking:

  • Write value-based OKRs for the Ad Experience team

  • Create short and long-term product visions by identifying unmet needs

  • Conduct user sessions to better understand the needs of internal and external customers

  • Identify near-term opportunities while prioritizing solutions that build on the value proposition(s) of our editorial products to drive performance for advertisers who buy from us directly

  • Capture the short-term and long-term impact of product decisions for features/projects and identify risks and weaknesses in product solutions and ensure they are understood by the full team

Team Health

  • Facilitate an inclusive team

  • Provide unsolicited, constructive, and actionable feedback to colleagues


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.