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The New York Times

Associate Operations Manager, Opinion

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media


Full Time

On Site


New York, New York, United States

The [Register to View] target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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.

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

The New York Times Opinion section is seeking an Associate Operations Manager to help support our growing department. The Associate will work on basic operations functions — managing vacation schedules, checking and approving expenses, assisting with travel arrangements, paying freelancers and vendors, data entry, event planning and execution, purchasing supplies and other expenditures, and performing other administrative duties.

To be successful, you should be highly organized and detail-oriented. You will need to establish and maintain collaborative, effective relationships with internal partners and external vendors.

The Associate Operations Manager will work largely at the direction of the Senior Manager and Senior Contract Manager in Opinion. This role is based at The Times’s New York City headquarters.


  • Manage travel arrangements and booking corporate apartments for visiting employees

  • Collaborate on planning events for employees, including coordinating with venues and ordering food and drinks

  • Review and approve expense reports for the department

  • Maintain freelance databases including inputting contracts and onboarding new vendors

  • Process invoices and payments for completed freelance work

  • Assist in obtaining required contracts for guest essays and communicating rights to the syndication team

  • Handle administrative duties like managing incoming mail

  • Cover responsibilities of the Senior Manager or Senior Contract Manager when they’re out of the office


  • 3+ years experience working as an office manager, assistant, operations manager or in a related role

  • Highly organized, with keen attention to detail and excellent time management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Experience analyzing spreadsheets and working on data entry

  • Creative problem solver who is comfortable working in a fast-paced, evolving environment

This position is Excluded, Non-Exempt From OT

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.