Executive Director Data Analytics (Advertising Analytics)

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Job Description

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It's why we have a newsroom that's 1,700 strong and send journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It's why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it's why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it's worth paying for.

To help us do this essential work, The New York Times is seeking an executive director to lead the Advertising team within the Data and Insights Group. This team partners closely with product & engineering to create new targeting products for onsite advertising, design and analyze experiments to improve the advertising experience for NYT readers, create unique insight tools to optimize advertising campaigns and for existing and potential clients, and integrate new data sources into our Big Query environment.

This position will be responsible for the direction of the analytics team, including partnering with product managers to develop analytics roadmaps, ensuring the quality and impact of team output, and analyst career management. The role requires strong strategic and tactical viewpoints, leadership skills, a foundation in experiment design and product engagement analytics, and endless curiosity.

  • Partners with functional leads (product, design, engineering) across multiple teams in the Advertising mission to set strategy, roadmap and OKRs
  • Develops, manages and communicates the analytics roadmap and deliverables
  • Builds teams by nurturing existing talent and seeks out new talent externally and internally
  • Leads, hires, onboards, and develops talent; furthers careers and instills a collaborative culture within their team
  • Leads initiatives with counterparts across Data & Insights on audience definitions and other projects that span multiple missions
  • Generates new innovations in privacy-first ad targeting and insight tooling related to advertising
  • Understands the tradeoffs between advertising and other groups within NYT and collaborates to find solutions that advance the company as a whole
  • Represent the best practices of the Data & Insights group to both internal and external partners

Desired Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of progressively complex experience in analytics
  • Experience working with product teams
  • Quantitative degree
  • Mastery of SQL
  • Experience in data visualization/reporting
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work seamlessly with multiple stakeholders in a cross functional team of analysts, technologists, operations and product managers.
  • Previous experience with ad tech preferred
  • Extensive experience in experiment design, analysis and modeling
  • Experience with big data environments such as Google BigQuery


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.