Senior Product Manager, NYT Cooking

New York Times

Job Description

Job Description

fNYT Cooking is seeking a smart, ambitious Product Manager to lead its Growth Team. In this role, you will drive the strategy of NYT Cooking’s growth initiatives in partnership with marketing, design, engineering and newsroom -- to ensure Cooking is meeting its goals. You will own the strategy, roadmap and execution of the growth product initiatives. You will be a master at developing and testing hypotheses quickly. You’ll be adept at using analytics, user research, and experimentation to grow our subscriber base, as well as maximize conversion rate. This role reports directly to the Cooking Product director.

In this role you will:

  • Define growth roadmap collaboratively with Product, Engineering, Design, Edit, Data analysts, and Marketing based on deep analysis and understanding of user experience to unlock and optimize all onsite acquisition channels

  • Identify both near-term and strategic initiatives and experiments to drive growth and improve conversion

  • Own all the initial touch points and partner integrations into the product experience and constantly be thinking of how to improve or expand this landscape

  • Partner with other Product Managers and Marketers in Cooking and within the larger New York Times to increase growth opportunities throughout the product experience

  • Monitor growth metrics/funnel, set up and manage dashboards to ensure all channels are performing

  • Manage competing priorities with consistency and transparency. Make good decisions and articulate the reasoning to stakeholders.

  • Evangelize Growth throughout the org. Always be learning and sharing your findings with the team so that you can scale yourself. Make us all part of the Growth team!

  • Conduct ongoing competitive analysis of other sites, apps, and products to continually identify ways to improve acquisition and conversion

You should apply if you:

  • Are a highly motivated and flexible individual who has led cross-functional teams and drive projects to successful and timely delivery

  • Thrive in a dynamic environment with strong attention to detail

  • Proclivity towards collaboration and cooperation

  • Are curious and empathetic

  • Have a real passion for journalism and the mission of The New York Times

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree

  • 4-5 years of product management experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience in growth product management at a consumer technology or media company

  • Experience working on a subscription-based product

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Comfortable working with remote teammates.

  • An interest in food / cooking

Benefits and Perks:

  • Make an impact by supporting original, independent and deeply reported journalism.

  • We provide competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families.

  • We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match.

  • We offer competitive parental leave.

  • We are committed to career development and ongoing learning, and provide employees $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.

  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of newsmakers and industry leaders.

  • Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.

  • Kitchen Days! We encourage everyone on our team to take one day out of every quarter out of the office, cooking a recipe from anywhere.

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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