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The New York Times

Product Manager (REQ-011833_New_York)

Computer and Mathematical



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

The New York Times R&D team explores the near future of news and information by identifying emerging technologies and shifting user behaviors that may influence journalism. We explore potential scenarios and identify opportunities for action, using a mix of strategic forecasting, human-centered design and speculative prototyping. With these insights, we develop new technical capabilities that can be employed in the service of journalism.

The R&D team is looking for a product manager to join our field filing efforts. They will join a team of engineers, designers, producers, and journalists and help build a tool that will allow journalists in the field to transmit media to the newsroom using their smartphone. This tool will improve upon the current workflow and provide a streamlined experience for field journalists.

What you will bring:

  • You have 5+ years of experience in product management or adjacent experience (Production, Project Management, QA, Engineering, or Product Design)

  • Experience managing technical projects or technical background preferred

  • Experience at the intersection of technology and journalism preferred

  • You have demonstrable success managing diverse teams and delivering projects

  • You embrace challenges, learn from mistakes, and are always learning

  • You are are excited about The New York Times, and share our mission to help people understand the world

What you will do:

  • Work alongside R&D’s strategy, engineering, and creative teams to define and execute on a roadmap for our field filing team and potentially additional product development projects.

  • Ensure projects are managed to success; seek out and remove barriers for your team; build consensus to keep projects moving

  • Represent R&D’s work to technical and non-technical audiences; develop options at key project points for feedback from stakeholders

  • Track project progress and report status, highlighting any risks as they arise; follow-up on risks and progress and identify mitigation plans

  • Write and manage key documentation for experiments, including technical briefs and public output for the R&D site

  • Mediate between competing interests and priorities to get alignment and drive work forward


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.