General Manager, NYT Cooking

Job Description

About the role:

The New York Times is looking for a General Manager for New York Times Cooking. New York Times Cooking is the industry-leading digital cooking product, with over 750,000 paying subscribers. The product includes close to 20,000 recipes, providing invaluable cooking guidance on what to cook and how to cook it, from some of the best food reporters in the world.

The General Manager will lead the Cooking team in accomplishing our ambition to be the definitive destination for the best recipes and cooking guidance for those who love to cook.

You will lead the team in setting the strategy, overseeing the P&L and managing the execution. You will lead a matrixed team of 75 people and growing, encompassing product, design, engineering, marketing and editorial.

You have experience building beloved consumer-facing digital product experiences and scaling them. You enjoy working with others in groups, with the ability to inspire. You are passionate about The New York Times' cooking product and have a sensibility for what great looks like.

You will report to the Head of the Standalone Products Group, which also includes NYT Games, Wirecutter and NYT Audio.


You will:
  • Develop the vision and strategy for New York Times Cooking, defining what we are building towards and what a vibrant, profitable, large-scale Cooking subscription business looks like in five years.
  • Set, and be accountable for achieving, the business expectations for subscription growth, revenue and expenses that support the enterprise budget and forecasts.
  • Create and manage the ongoing operating plan in support of achieving the vision and business expectations including budgets, hiring plans, talent and structure, team goals and product roadmaps.
  • Lead the team, which includes a dedicated staff of 75 people including product management and matrixed functional reports, with responsibility for driving talent acquisition for key leadership roles and developing your teams' experience or skills to unlock their full potential.
  • Build an inspiring, collaborative, diverse and inclusive operating model and culture that enables the team to use their strengths in support of setting and achieving the vision.
  • Represent the work of New York Times Cooking at the executive level, including tight collaborations with editorial, growth and other product groups within the times.

The ideal candidate has the following experiences and qualities:
  • Led a large team across multiple functions, serving as an inspirational flag-bearer as well as a talent magnet with serious management fundamentals. This includes experience in building a diverse and inclusive team.
  • 10+ years in a product leadership role developing consumer-facing products, with a preference for cooking experience and P&L ownership experience.
  • Taking a smaller product and scaling it, regarding the audience it reaches, the revenue it generates and the operational structure that supports it.
  • A track record that shows incisive business instincts to identify and maximize opportunities that grow the business.
  • Thriving in a growing organization and building structure that results in concrete action.
  • Passion for The New York Times Cooking, and the ability to know the difference between what separates great cooking products from the competition.


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.