Technical Product Manager, App Platforms

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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 sends 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.

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Job Description

About the Role

The App Platforms team makes The New York Times the best place to make mobile apps. With the majority of our over 8M subscribers consuming much of their content through the Android and iOS apps, our goals to provide excellent mobile experiences for its users have never been higher. Our team centralizes the platforms that help the business accomplish their goals by increasing internal app product team efficiency.

We're looking for a product manager to develop strategy and build shared code and centralized core architectures for all NYT Android and iOS apps, helping teams focus on their unique goals. You will direct investments that allow our 10+ apps, including Cooking, Crossword, and News, to accelerate their part in the New York Times's mission to seek the truth and help people understand the world.

You will report to the Technical Director of Product, App Platforms


Establish product strategy for our native platform efforts:
  • Set long-term vision with the team Technical Product Director, Engineering Managers, and senior engineers
  • Connect our platform work to journalistic and business goals
  • Articulate internal mobile development product team needs and opportunities
  • Analyze impact through rigorous qualitative and quantitative measurement

Build quickly and at high-quality:
  • Navigate competing opportunities and prioritize work for the longer term roadmap and for upcoming sprints
  • Adapt and accomplish the most important work despite challenges

Lead through collaboration and trust:
  • Continuously improve team processes
  • Foster a team environment where we treat our users and each other with empathy and respect

Partner with engineering to determine and deliver the highest impact work:
  • Work with a wide set of stakeholders, both technical and non-technical
  • Motivate and align those working on your projects across functions

  • Technical expertise in mobile development, either Android or iOS, ideally both
  • 3+ years of product management or relevant work experience
  • Experience with Agile software development methodology


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.