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The New York Times

Senior Manager of Executive Development (REQ-012348_New_York)

Business and Financial Operations



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

Reporting to the Vice President of Learning & Development, the Senior Manager of Learning & Development will support the comprehensive executive leadership development strategy. You will lead the needs assessment, design, execution of and collect data on initiatives focused on the executive leadership development program offerings for our Senior Directors to C-Suite leaders. The successful candidate for this role embodies executive presence, strategic thinking, innovation and a metrics-driven mindset with strong instructional design and facilitation skills.

This role is based in the New York headquarters on a hybrid (in-office/remote) schedule when we return to office.

You will:

  • Develop a short-term and multi-year leadership development roadmap with the skills, capabilities and critical experiences necessary to successfully deliver on both our immediate and long-term plans - including leader readiness and succession planning

  • Serve as a leadership development thought leader and coach while actively collaborating with business leaders, HRBPs, DE&I, Career Mobility to understand leadership development needs at The Times

  • Imagine, design, implement and facilitate leadership development solutions that create breakthrough experiences that enhance the individual, team, and organizational performance

  • Partner with executive leadership and leverage data to identify and address experiential needs, skill gaps, and drivers of retention

  • Apply learning theories and cognitive science to propose development approaches and delivery models to achieve desired outcomes

  • Lead, grow and act as coach and mentor to a team of L&D professionals.

  • Compose, edit and distribute documentation and ensure understanding across all stakeholders

  • Help advance the mission around diversity, inclusion and belonging through experiences that enhance self-awareness and support inclusive actions.

  • Collaborate with our Culture & Communications team to develop the branding of organizational communications such as announcements and newsletters to ensure employees have knowledge of training events and resources.

  • Develop strong business relationships with key stakeholders and leadership and help build a learning culture and connectivity across The Times

  • Gather and document feedback and results to help the department identify strengths, areas for improvement and suggest opportunities for iteration.

  • Identify, partner and communicate effectively with vendors and internal partners regarding contracts, scheduling, shipment of materials and billing.

You bring:

  • 8+ years of Leadership Development experience with knowledge of adult learning principles, blended learning design experience, and experience building a leadership pipeline of ready talent

  • 5+ years of experience in instructional design, with high-level proficiency in authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field

  • Knowledge in all facets of leadership in-person/virtual training including blended learning, advanced adult learning principles of instructional design, technology, and synchronous/asynchronous learning strategies. Design tools including A.D.D.I.E, Action Mapping methods and ability to leverage platforms such as Zoom/Google Hangouts.

  • Previous experience and effectively partnering with the C-Suite and Senior Leaders

  • Experience building relationships and creating strong working relationships to create strategic development experiences

  • Able to create a training measurement strategy and gather quantitative and/or qualitative data, analyze and identify trends, and provide actionable recommendations based on analysis to drive target solutions

  • Broad expertise in driving change and talent management

  • An active listener and clear communicator with the ability to influence others with excellent verbal, written communication and facilitation skills

  • Strong attention to detail, program management, design thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Track record of successfully implementing talent-related programs with strong Google Suite skills and Workday HRIS Learning experience

  • Media/publishing experience is a plus


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.