This is an important and exciting moment to work at The Times. Our journalism has never been stronger, more relevant or more in demand. Our products lead the industry, and are used by millions of passionate and engaged users every month. And our strategy of providing journalism worth paying for has helped us rapidly grow our digital subscription and advertising businesses at the same time.
We are seeking a leader to assist in expanding the New Products and Ventures (NPV) product portfolio. NPV, home to our Cooking and Crosswords products, is responsible for growing our existing businesses and creating new, stand-alone products for the New York Times.
The Business Operations and Strategy director will work closely with the Head of New Products and Ventures on setting the strategy, vision, and goals for the group, and will work closely with individual product teams to develop, maintain and implement strategies and solutions.
What you’ll do
Help set the yearly strategy and vision for the broader New Products & Ventures organization
Help lead on financial strategy and operations, working with finance and core marketing org on P&L management, process, revenue attribution, bundle strategy, and more.
Work across the organization on structure and process to help us move quickly and efficiently
Work with NPV teams on objectives and key results process and refinement each quarter, QPRs, monthly revenue updates, and other processes for reporting up and keeping the product work on the teams aligned with our overall goals
Conduct analyses of competitive and technological trends to determine new businesses areas that NPV could pursue
Partner with Corporate Development on build or buy strategy
Support the development of businesses and establish systems and processes to manage them
Work with research on overall strategy for the portfolio and implement new insight-gathering methodologies and technologies
Communicate strategy, goals and progress to senior leadership and other stakeholders
What you’ll bring
Ability to work in creative and analytical environments
Clear, concise communication skills, in both written and oral form
Strong quantitative skills, business judgment and operational knowledge
Ability to create financial models, strategic frameworks and presentations
Strong organizational and time management/prioritization skills
Ability to break down complex problems into pieces that can be solved with data, analysis, assumptions and judgment
Enthusiasm for collaboration, and building strong, trusting relationships with colleagues across all levels and areas of the company
Commitment to the highest standards of honesty and integrity
Passion for The New York Times and the impact its journalism can have on our world