The New York Times
About the job
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.
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.
The Times is seeking a dynamic project manager to join the newsroom’s Career Programs team. This team is responsible for driving the company’s efforts to help build the future of journalism in reporting and other disciplines through training and mentoring.
The project manager will help support logistics for the newsroom’s signature career endeavors—the Times Fellowship, Times Corps and Editing Residency—and will help shape how these programs operate. They will work closely with team members and often with stakeholders across the newsroom, and will juggle multiple endeavors at once.
The New York Times Fellowship is an immersive yearlong program where journalists of many disciplines—reporters, designers, photographers and more—work in the newsroom and gain training and mentorship. The Times Corps is a new program meant to provide career guidance to college-age students from underrepresented backgrounds. The Editing Residency is a new two-year program for mid-career journalists who train to become editors.
Who You Are
- You have strong attention to detail in all aspects of your responsibilities.
- You have a keen ability to connect with people, and bring lots of energy and empathy to the job.
- You have a strong passion for career development and newsroom diversity.
- You work well in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
- You are a problem solver—you naturally see gaps in process, communication, or systems, and are comfortable thinking on your feet to test solutions, mitigate risk, and escalate where appropriate.
- You have a passion for The New York Times’s mission and are dedicated to being a part of our innovation and growth.
What You’ll Do
- You will work closely with team members and often with stakeholders across the newsroom, and will juggle multiple endeavors at once.
- You will help drive logistics across our programs, including the onboarding and offboarding of participants in our various early-career and career-development fellowships and internships; the planning and executing of orientations and other speaker series; and the training and team-building activities across our programs.
- You will assist with recruiting processes, and will find ways to make our programs and systems more sustainable and efficient.
- You have 3+ years experience in project management, preferably at a news organization
- You have a broad knowledge of how a newsroom operates
- You have strong communication skills and a passion for journalism
- You have a consistent record of successfully working with cross-functional teams to bring programs to life with excellence
- You can communicate effectively both horizontally and vertically, relaying strategies, goals, and project status to the team and program partners.
- Experience with Workday and the Google suite of programs are a big plus
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.