Chief of Staff to the Chief Product Officer

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Job Description

Overview of the role :
  • The New York Times is looking for a seasoned leader to join the Chief Product Officer's team and to help advance our digital product priorities.
  • You will report directly to and help maximize the effectiveness of the CPO, including serving as a strategic advisor on many issues, leading select special projects and ensuring effective execution of key initiatives.
  • The ideal candidate is an exceptional writer and communicator, a strategic thinker, an independent leader who works effectively with limited direction and is known for exercising impeccable judgment.
  • You are a strong collaborator, with a track record of working closely with other senior executives and able to partner effectively across the organization.
  • You will represent the CPO and orchestrate efforts across key parts of XFun (our cross-functional product development organization). You will also collaborate closely with the newsroom to create systems and processes that help refine our news - product operating model.
  • This is a complex role with an intense pace of work that offers opportunities for professional growth and impact, personal development, and fun. We're on a quest to build the highest quality news and content-based subscription products and the Chief of Staff will play a large role in that future.


What you'll do :
  • Ensure the CPO's time is used effectively, and in service of the company's highest product priorities
  • Be a sounding board and thought partner on key decisions
  • Oversee large, often cross-functional projects and initiatives, bringing together multiple stakeholders and helping to drive decisions
  • Continually identify emerging opportunities and challenges, and suggest actions to address them
  • Ensure effective follow-through on meetings and high-priority correspondence
  • Track the progress of key projects and deliverables, and ensure timely and successful delivery
  • Orchestrate high-profile internal meetings and external events, including shaping event agendas, drafting talking points, and preparing the CPO


What qualities you have :
  • Excellent communication skills, both in writing and in person
  • Impeccable judgment and discretion
  • The ability to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds, teams, and working styles, and creating inclusive spaces for the people you work with
  • A willingness to speak up and stand up for your ideas
  • A commitment to getting the details right
  • Adaptability, and an eagerness to give, receive, and act on feedback
  • A positive outlook, an orientation toward making others better, and the ability to balance directness and diplomacy
  • Passion for The New York Times and deep curiosity in the consumer product space


What qualifications and experience you'll bring :
  • A bachelor's degree
  • At least 7 years of work experience, ideally with some time spent working directly for a senior executive or official, whether in media, tech, politics, or elsewhere
  • Media experience preferred but not required

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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.

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