Sponsorship Account Manager, NYT Events

Job Description

Events, festivals and summits are an important way in which we extend the influence of The Times and connect with our readers. We create powerful live expressions of our journalism by putting our best journalists on stage and screen together with top figures from the fields of business, politics, entertainment, arts and culture.

NYT Events is an entrepreneurial cross-functional team building events that are a powerful expression and extension of our brand, an amplification of our best journalism and a way to recruit and retain subscribers. This is an exciting time to be part of our NYT Events team, as we are retooling the team to focus on showing people what makes Times journalism and specific properties of The Times special.

The Sponsorship Account Manager will play an essential role on the NYT Events team, bridging the functions of sponsorship sales and the production of sponsor activations and other deliverables. The Sponsorship Account Manager will work closely with all key functional areas of events, including Production/Program Management, Marketing/PR, Programming, Creative and Sales.

The successful candidate will:

  • Ensure successful delivery and execution of NYT Events sponsorships
  • Monitor and communicate status of projects to clients and internal Sales Partners
  • Write and distribute recaps of all external (client-facing) meetings
  • Own and manage client status calls on an as-needed basis
  • Oversee and adjust client priorities as needed; Communicating those changes and the implications of the changes to all members of the team
  • Provide Finance with executed SOWs/contracts at the beginning of an engagement
  • Flag and manage potential impact on established budgets due to client mandated pivots in collaboration with Sales Partners and Program Managers
  • Manage client expectations and deliverables in collaboration with Sales Partners and Program Managers
  • Proofread all documents before they are sent to the client
  • Aid in optimizing workflows, best practices and processes where necessary
  • Manage and deliver sponsorship benefits across a suite of sponsors and events
  • Ensure successful delivery of client objectives and deliver ROI while upholding the standards and needs of NYT event editorial, production, marketing and programming teams
  • Participate in strategic and creative brainstorming sessions as needed and take an active interest in business development.
  • Own client communications, creating/owning contact and status reports, and sharing feedback with the client and the internal teams. Act as point person between client and NYT Events stakeholders.

Education & Experience:

  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • Client Service experience essential (minimum 4 years in account management, client services or events management)
  • Experience with, and understanding of, detailed client deliverables
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to multitask and juggle multiple competing priorities
  • The ability to manage a, timelines and project plans
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Outstanding interpersonal abilities
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and comfort with an entrepreneurial, fast-changing environment
  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • An interest in current affairs, news, media and culture is preferred.

Benefits and Perks:
  • Make an impact by supporting our original, independent and deeply reported journalism.
  • We provide competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families
  • We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match.
  • We offer a competitive parental leave.
  • We are committed to career development and ongoing learning, and provide employees $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of newsmakers and industry leaders.
  • Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.


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.