R&D Technical Producer

The New York Times

New York, NY
May 26

Company Description:

Whether it’s bringing new truths to light through reporting, optimizing products and formats to deliver a world-class digital and app experience, or analyzing data to better understand how we can best serve our readers, Times employees are part of a growing, unified team that is driven to build the best destination for journalism in the world.

That’s always been the case, but it is especially so today. In a time of uncertainty we’ve provided information and guidance to help readers navigate daily life — whether it’s understanding health risks or getting advice on staying sane and productive at home. This would not be possible without our journalists, data scientists, marketers, designers, engineers, project managers and many, many more.

Job Description:

Research & Development at The New York Times explores how emerging technologies can be applied in service of journalism. We collaborate with designers, developers, reporters, photographers and editors to bring new forms of storytelling to life, from prototyping to publishing.

As part of our ongoing efforts, we are looking for a producer to manage multi-disciplinary teams and guide the production of deliverables for our major projects. An ideal candidate will have a passion for the Times’s mission and demonstrate leadership and the ability to thrive in relatively unstructured environments.


  • Work alongside R&D’s strategy, engineering, and creative teams to define and execute on a roadmap for our experiments and initiatives
  • Ensure projects are managed to success; seek out and remove barriers for your team; build consensus to keep projects moving
  • Represent R&D’s work to technical and non-technical audiences; develop options at key project points for feedback from stakeholders
  • Help identify problem areas where emerging technology could be a solution and conduct ongoing analysis of industry trends as inputs for R&D’s research
  • Track project progress and report status, highlighting any risks as they arise; follow-up on risks and progress and identify mitigation plans
  • Write and manage key documentation for experiments, including technical briefs and public output for the R&D site
  • Mediate between competing interests and priorities to get alignment and drive work forward


What you’ll bring

  • Enthusiasm for enabling a team to produce groundbreaking work
  • Technical curiosity and a high level of comfort managing technology projects
  • An orientation toward action and a talent for building consensus
  • An ability to translate between technical and non-technical audiences
  • Both curiosity about and skepticism of emerging technologies


  • 5+ years of producing or product management experience, ideally working with emerging technologies (Machine Learning, 3D Web, AR/VR)
  • Demonstrable success managing diverse teams and delivering projects
  • Experience managing technical projects or technical background preferred
  • Experience at the intersection of technology and journalism preferred


If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.


New York, NY



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