Project Manager

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 within the Feature Group, leading strategic projects and supporting day-to-day operations of our digital teams.

The Features Group is responsible for building product features that deepen engagement with New York Times journalism, fostering relationships that turn more readers into subscribers. These features reach over 100 million monthly users and have over 6.8 million paying digital subscribers. We deliver award-winning and high impact journalism to readers in over 195 countries around the world on multiple platforms.

The group is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, working closely across product, design, engineering and project management; partnering closely with the Newsroom and other cross functional teams across the company.

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, and contribute to a culture of testing and learning. There's no "one-size-fits-all" here; each team can require different levels of involvement and intensity of agile processes.

We are looking for a Project Manager to join the Features Group and work on a variety of initiatives potentially across groups that advance our mission and enhance our engagement and product features.

Who you are:
  • You are an experienced Project Manager with a background in software development and a passion for user-centric design and business-driven growth.
  • 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 know how to create alignment and build consensus.
  • You are a problem solver - you naturally see gaps in process, communication, or systems, and are comfortable thinking on your feet to test solutions, mitigate risk, and escalate where appropriate.
  • 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, Design, Engineering, and Data to manage multiple UX design and software development projects from initiation through completion. Partner with your team to develop features, experiences, tools and services to make the way our subscribers use NYT as effective as possible.
  • Collaboration: Mediate among your cross-functional partners to bring consensus on priority, scope and realistic timelines. Motivate team members and maintain a healthy, collaborative environment.
  • Agile Adoption - Champion and support agile software development practices, and tailor that process (including scrums, planning, review and retrospective sessions, demos and more) to the group and team's operating model.
  • Visibility - Ensure shared understanding of project objectives and success criteria across the entirety of the project team. Communicate effectively and drive a free flow of information with and among stakeholders on all matters.
  • Transparency - Track and communicate project status, risks, and emergent issues. Organize complicated information so that it is readily accessible to varying stakeholders and can be kept current with minimal overhead.
  • Organization: Plan and facilitate agile ceremonies, work sessions, and presentations. Act the steward of your team's JIRA board, roadmap, and documentation hub. Identify gaps in process and tooling, and work with colleagues to continuously improve our ways of working.
  • Communication: Track and communicate project status, risks, and emergent issues that are readily accessible and current. Facilitate transparency and healthy dialog within and outside of your team.
  • Impediment Removal: Actively find, track and remove impediments to the Team's throughput and barriers to project completion.

  • You have 3+ years experience in project management running diverse software development, web design, and/or product strategy projects.
  • You have a consistent record of successfully working with cross-functional teams, including engineers, designers, and product managers.
  • You can effectively coordinate a team that consists of both on-site and remote team members.
  • You can communicate effectively both horizontally and vertically, relaying strategies, goals, and project status to both technical and non-technical partners.
  • You have demonstrated experience working in both Agile and waterfall methodologies and understanding of how and when to apply various workflows.
  • You exhibit knowledge of Jira, or other equivalent project management / task management tooling.


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.