Associate Resource Manager

Job Description

T Brand Studio was created in 2014 as the branded content and native advertising group at the New York Times. Today, we've evolved into a robust creative studio creating traditional, digital and experiential content both on-platform and off-platform for our clients. Our resourcing needs span from traditional media-led branded content engagements to direct-to-client creative programs.

About the Role

You understand that the foundation to great creative work is ensuring that the right team

is working on the right opportunity. A mismatch of talent or expertise can lead to internal

tension and a painful or fractured client relationship. This is where you come in.

You have a well-versed understanding of the creative process and creative talent, ideally in both creative agencies and media companies.

This position will review, vet, prioritize and interpret talent needs for up to 30 RFPs a week

(new business) and work with your peers and partners across sales, creative, strategy, production and leadership teams to properly plan, allocate and analyze staffing needs.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
  • Effective communicator across multiple disciplines
  • Diplomatic
  • Great interpersonal skills & enthusiasm
  • Proactive and solution obsessed
  • Phenomenal collaborator and facilitator of multidisciplinary talent
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple and competing priorities
  • A self starter who identifies opportunities and potential problems - addressing them effectively and efficiently across teams


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning
  • Partners with lead Resource Manager and team leads to evaluate best team makeup throughout the lifecycle of a project: pre-sale, transition into post-sale and as the project needs shift or evolve
  • Monitor team bandwidth and resolves resource booking conflicts
    • Identifies conflicts ahead of weekly resourcing status meetings
    • On the fly follow up with program management and resources for real time, immediate needs


Assisting with Freelance sourcing, contracting and onboarding
  • Scheduling interviews and tracking feedback
  • Onboarding paperwork
  • Liaise with hiring manager to ensure onboarding & logistics are seamless
  • Partners with Program Management and team to maintain and update team assignment data and PTO in a resource planning system


Resource Allocation & Team Bandwidth
  • Partner with Lead Resource Manager in being a go-to team member for staffing assignments in pre-sale and post-sale slack channels
    • Evaluating RFPs with strategy and Program Management leads to determine appropriate team and resource allocation in pre-sale
    • Working with Program Management and team leads on project/talent needs, evaluating timeline and allocations needed to assign post-sale teams.
  • Ensure program managers manage schedules/timelines for projects to ensure key milestones are met
  • Assist with resource capacity reporting and enforcement of time tracking compliance through resource planning system


Preferred Experience
  • 2+ years experience working within an advertising, creative or media studio organization that has a heavy emphasis on pitch work
  • Time spent in production working closely across departments (creative, strategy, program management, sales/client service) on a variety of work (print, digital, experiential, emerging tech, etc)
  • Experience with complex, multi-faceted and multidiscipline projects that include varying stakeholders within an organization
  • Proven project management skills with ability to prioritize

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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.