Job Description

The New York Times is seeking a curious and driven product manager to contribute to our storytelling technologies, including both publishing tools and reader-facing story platforms.

The role will work closely with Oak, the innovative story-editing tool used by the newsroom to compose, edit and produce the majority of our journalism, from eye-catching features to fast-breaking news. Oak is one of several tools that constitute Scoop, our in-house suite of publishing technologies. Scoop is the backbone of the New York Times, supporting our journalism and powering our digital and print platforms.

The role will also work closely with the Story Foundations team, which is responsible for making it easier for designers and developers to innovate on our core storytelling experiences (on the web, in apps, and off-platform), to make these innovations readily adopted by the newsroom, and to contribute new storytelling capabilities to our cross-platform storytelling system.

Oak and Story Foundations span the tools and platforms that power the creation, editing, publication, and presentation of our journalism. Working with both teams presents an opportunity to shape, from end to end, how that journalism is made, as well as how it appears to readers in the form of our digital products. The opportunity is no less than to help deliver the future of what news isat a news organization that believes in the power of great journalism to change the world.

We are seeking a candidate who:

  • Excels at finding elegant solutions to complex problems.

  • Cares deeply about creating exceptional user experiences for the newsroom and for readers.

  • Can identify, and remain focused on, the most high-impact work.

  • Is as comfortable in a meeting with editors as in a meeting with engineers.

  • Thrives at the intersection of storytelling, newsroom, and technology.

  • Can navigate ambiguity with confidence and independence.

  • Operates with a sense of urgency.

  • Works collaboratively and with empathy.


  • Support the day-to-day product operations of the Oak and Story Foundations teams.

  • Participate in, and frequently lead, team meetings: daily stand-ups, backlog grooming meetings, sprint planning meetings, and more.

  • Represent the Oak and Story Foundations teams in conversations with newsroom, product, design, and technology stakeholders.

  • Gather feedback about Oak and our storytelling technologies from editors, reporters, product managers, designers, and developers.

  • Turn product requirements into detailed JIRA tickets (user stories and bug reports).

  • Assist in managing the Oak and Story Foundations product backlogs.

  • Foster high-performing, collaborative team cultures.


  • Experience working in, or in support of, a newsroom.

  • 1-2 years of product management experience, preferably focused on content management systems or digital storytelling.

  • Experience with the agile approach to product development.

  • A strong understanding of foundational web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), and a familiarity with modern software development frameworks and tools (e.g, Node, NPM, React, GraphQL, Git, GitHub).

  • An understanding of the evolving media, technology, and design landscape, including emerging technologies and standards.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Support our original, independent and reported journalism.
  • We provide great 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 a great parental leave.
  • We are committed to career development and ongoing learning supported by a formal mentoring program as well as $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by 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.

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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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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