Data Governance Senior Manager

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Job Description

The New York Times is seeking a Senior Manager for our Data Governance team to work on tech policy and standards, reporting to the VP Data Governance. The Data Governance team partners closely with Legal, Partnerships, and many operational teams across the organization to understand and influence the complex world of data, privacy, and the digital ecosystem. You will interface with external trade associations and standard bodies, analyzing both technical and legal policies, and developing a long-term vision for New York Times policy as it relates to the shifting landscapes of global law and digital standards. We are looking for strong strategic and policy viewpoints, communication skills, and a foundational knowledge of how digital technology and the internet ecosystem function.

Your responsibilities are to:
  • Maintain a command of some of the scholarly literature on concepts of privacy, privacy-enhancing technologies, tech ethics, or the data economy, and an expertise in achieving compliance with the legal correlates of these ideas.
  • Draft analysis of the implications stemming from a given policy document (either our own or outside proposals) and produce draft policy of your own that aligns with specific requirements and our strategy.
  • Identify the need for new standards, who could be partnered with in producing them, and understand where relevant standard groups are headed.
  • Produce advice about how to reorient a policy or standards project (in a trade association or SDO) that is struggling to produce successful outcomes at a reasonable pace, and set strategy for successful industry groups.
  • Collaborate closely with counterparts in Data & Insights, Legal, Partnerships, Tech, Marketing, or Advertising on projects that span multiple missions.
  • Participate in regular meetings within multiple external entities, coordinating views across them, and analyze and produce positions on complicated issues related to those entities.
  • Oversee reporting and analysis for an area of technology and make recommendations for aspects to focus on and pay attention to. You work with teams across the organization to ensure that they are apprised of changes in the digital landscape that impact them.
  • Write analysis of business impacts of ecosystem changes across multiple business verticals with the expectation that they may be read by senior leadership.
  • Represent the best practices of the Data Governance team to both internal and external partners.

Desired Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of progressively complex experience in adtech, policy, standards, strategy, or any translatable experience.
  • Experience working with legal, technical, and data teams.
  • Some working knowledge of programming and the architecture of Web and app technologies.
  • Some experience with big data environments such as Google BigQuery.
  • A working understanding of the most pressing issues in tech, as well as of the most pressing threats to a free and independent media.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work with multiple partners in a cross-functional team of analysts, technologists, legal, operations, and policy managers.


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.