Project Manager, Digital Advertising Mission (REQ-012508_New_York)
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 is respected for its visionary, high-quality journalism, its reach and its influence. Now, in the digital age, we are transforming the nation’s “newspaper of record” into a subscriber-first, user-centered media company. Our ambition is to redefine our customer experience to aspire to the same level of excellence as our journalism. Join The New York Times as a Project Manager on our Ad Mission team, leading strategic projects and supporting day-to-day operations of our Digital Advertising teams.
The teams working on Ads are the backbone for supporting our Digital Ads business. They are responsible for building Ad tools, insights and experiences that grow our Advertising business. We not just build experiences for end users but also build products for our Ad operations team to support Advertising customers and partners.
As a core member of your project teams, you are expected to identify opportunities, suggest solutions, and act decisively when necessary to advance a project. We’re looking for an action-oriented, hands-on project manager who can manage multiple teams and projects. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” here; each team can require different levels of involvement and intensity of agile processes.
Who you are:
You work well in a dynamic, iterative and collaborative environment
You have a talent for uniting and motivating teams
You enjoy the challenge of mediating between different interests and personalities
You are an influencer who knows how to create and rally alignment and build consensus
You have a passion for The New York Times’s mission and are dedicated to being a part of our innovation and growth
What you’ll do:
Project Leadership: Work closely with Product and Engineering to manage multiple software development projects from initiation through completion. Mediate to bring consensus on priority, scope and realistic timelines. Motivate and maintain a healthy project team momentum.
Visibility - Ensure shared understanding of project goals and success criteria across the entirety of the project team. Promote a free flow of information with and among partners and team members on all matters.
Collaboration and Team: Work with partners, including engineers, QA, product, design, data, and business, to move projects forward. You may organize team-level ceremonies for stand-ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives.
Communication: Transparency - Track and communicate project status, risks, and emergent issues that are readily accessible and current.
Continuous Improvement - Detect systemic issues, process problems, and other risks and work with the appropriate colleagues to find resolutions.
Impediment Removal: Actively find, track and remove impediments to the Team’s throughput and barriers to project completion.
You have 2-4 years experience in project management running diverse software development projects.
You can relay strategies, goals, and project status to both technical and non-technical partners
You have demonstrated experience working in both Agile and waterfall methodologies.
You can build a team that consists of both on-site and remote team members.
You are technically fluent - you understand the basic concepts behind APIs, frameworks, networking, cloud computing, etc. You do not need an engineering background, but need to be comfortable being in conversations with technical teammates daily.
You exhibit knowledge of Jira, or other equivalent project management / task management tooling.
You’re passionate about the mission of The New York Times and show a commitment to be part of our innovation and growth.
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.
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