Manager, Programming; Growth Events - Temporary

Job Description

Role: Manager, Programming; Growth events

Team: The New York Times Events Team

Reports to: Sr. Director of Programming, NYTEvents

Status: Temporary

Duration: July 2021 through December 31, 2021

The Team:

Events enable us to extend the The Times brand and connect with our readers. The New York Times Events team creates powerful live journalism by putting our best journalists together with top figures from the fields of business, politics, entertainment, arts and culture.

The New York Times Events team is an entrepreneurial cross-functional team who create moments that connect people to the power of Times journalism. Whether it's an intimate virtual conversation, or a citywide, in-person celebration, the slate of events supports the priorities and goals of The Times: building our brand, advancing newsroom priorities and aligning the right advertisers with these priorities. This is an exciting time to be part of our team, as we transition to a new brand and vision.

The Role:

The New York Times seeks a curator, producer or events programmer, conversant in the day's most pressing stories -- and how The Times brings these stories to life across all platforms -- to create a series of events that provide an entrypoint into New York Times journalism. This role will work alongside The New York Times's journalists and events team to create live journalism specifically for our subscribers. The Manager, Programming for this series will bring to life dynamic and original virtual events that showcase our journalism across all desks of the newsroom, and that invite our readers into the story. This is a contract-based project for an entrepreneurial and audience-focused creator of event experiences.

  • Work with the Times' editors and reporters across the newsroom to develop and execute virtual events that bring to life New York Times journalism for our subscribers
  • Generate new programming concepts that invite readers into the day's biggest stories and themes, amplify the journalism and generate new conversation
  • Direct and guide journalists and guests through event experience, preparing moderator and talent
  • Work with a counterpart in Production to provide edits for pre-recorded segments
  • Act as talent booker for these events
  • Work cross-departmentally to support sponsor and brand programming
  • Effectively partner with internal and external production management teams to ensure flawless technical event execution

  • Event programming or professional talent management experience for live events or communication agency.
  • Preferred 5+ years of experience
  • Extensive experience programming high-visibility live events, with a deep understanding of market-wide trends, themes, and current cultural events
  • A rare ability to discover, recommend, and source talent with an eye to emerging talent, new names, uncovering untold stories and creating stars
  • Well-connected within the event industry, with a wide network of contacts across music, business, publishing, film, and beyond.
  • Flexible project management style with the ability to quickly adapt and effect change; successfully navigate and execute multiple projects at once.
  • Resourceful, committed to excellence and willing to sweat the details


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.