Manager, Project Management (Temporary)

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Job Description

About Us

The New York Times creates original, quality journalism in many forms, from the daily paper to "The Daily" podcast. Regardless of the medium, our mission remains the same: to seek the truth and help people understand the world. As a vital member of the marketing team, the project manager is deeply involved in the planning and execution of powerful campaigns dedicated to building brand awareness and affinity for The Times.

Job Summary

Marketing operations is looking for a freelance project manager to join our team.

This position will be a part of - and responsible for managing - a highly cross-functional and multidisciplinary group dedicated to bringing The Times's brand story to life through campaigns that defy expectations, innovate as a rule and inspire a whole new generation of readers to subscribe and stay engaged with our products. You'll shepherd breakthrough ideas from ideation through completion ensuring deliverables are met within scope, within budget, while upholding the highest standards of quality.

What you'll do:
  • Manage and execute complex integrated projects from strategy/ideation through reporting/retrospectives, serving as the primary point of contact for internal teams and external agencies to ensure all deliverables and components are on track and within scope.
  • Work closely with marketers and other cross-functional partners to define project scope, including key objectives, timing, budget (where applicable) and required approvals.
  • Develop and own project timelines.
  • Partner with creative, marketing and media teams from the earliest concept stage forward to ensure that the most innovative and effective processes and production methods are employed.
  • Monitor projects, evaluating and reporting progress and quality of work, proactively managing issue resolution, recognizing when things veer off course and escalating to senior management as necessary.
  • Ensure clear and frequent communication throughout the project life cycle using email/Slack status updates, document sharing, meeting recaps, etc.
  • Facilitate, along with marketer and/or creative team, project kickoffs, creative reviews and work sessions.
  • Lead - and determine the need/cadence of - stand-ups, status check-ins and any other critical project-related recurring meetings.
  • Facilitate postcampaign retrospectives, along with marketer and/or program manager, to ensure continuous improvement for larger scale projects.

What you'll bring:
  • An enthusiasm for working collaboratively with others, and a proven ability to navigate a complex organization with multiple stakeholders and dependencies.
  • A proactive approach to project management, allowing you to take the initiative in a challenging, fast-paced, ever-evolving environment.
  • An understanding of the dynamic between internal creative teams and external agencies, and the ability to navigate this relationship and respective processes seamlessly.
  • A true love of organization and efficiency. You consistently advocate for adherence to process and structure, but are also able to operate - and manage a team - in states of uncertainty.
  • An ability to quickly respond to shifting project needs or issues and identify workflow gaps with a solution-oriented mind-set.
  • An understanding of the capabilities and production needs for print, digital, email, social media, video and experiential program components.

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising or a related field preferred.
  • Five+ years of project management experience managing complex, multichannel marketing campaigns.
  • Understanding of the creative, production and media process.
  • Familiarity with project management software such as, Coda, JIRA, Fun Retro, Confluence and other PM tool sets.


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.