The New York Times is looking for a self-motivated, product-minded Project Manager to join The Times's New Products & Ventures team to lead strategic projects and support day-to-day operations of our NYT Crossword and Expansion Games products.
Through Cooking, Games and Parenting, New Products & Ventures is a group of subscription-first businesses that leverage the brand authority of The New York Times to target large market opportunities. We focus on building through user-centered design, and are composed of tightly knit, interdependent representatives from product and project management, development and design. Through iteration, testing, empathetic research and experimentation, the products that are delivered constantly evolve and team members strive to provide an extraordinary experience for everyone who interacts with them.
What you'll do:
Work closely with the team to drive definition and execution of features and products.
Monitor risks to anticipate issues and actively seek out, track, and remove barriers to completing a project.
Champion and support Agile software development practices, and tailor that process (including scrums, planning, review and retrospective sessions, demos and more) to each project team.
Ensure that project schedules and project scope are well defined. Track progress and report status on a regular basis to the project team, partners and leadership.
Become a trusted partner with cross-disciplinary teams and ensure that product goals are clearly defined and are being met.
Demonstrate flexibility in problem solving and in handling uncertainty, adapting and changing tasks according to project needs.
Who you are:
You set the tone for and work well in a dynamic, iterative and collaborative environment
You have talent for uniting and motivating teams
You can own complex efforts and manage the risks
You enjoy the challenge of mediating between different interests and personalities
You are an influencer who knows how to create or rally alignment and build consensus
You are driven to continuously ship and know how to organize teams to do so successfully
You appreciate user research and the product discovery process
You have passion for The New York Times's mission and are dedicated to be a part of our innovation and growth
Experience as a project manager on a digital consumer product as part of an integrated team with product, design and engineering
Experience applying concepts and techniques from multiple agile approaches
Experience facilitating product development teams from discovery to execution lifecycle with a build, measure and learn approach
Excellent organizational skills
Superb communication skills, including the ability to communicate between technical and non-technical contributors, and between project teams and senior leadership.
Knowledge of JIRA, Confluence, or other project management software tools for Roadmaps, Resource Planning and project documentation needs
An understanding of web and/or mobile application technologies
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.
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