The New York Times - Director, Data & Insights (Engagement)

paid / full-time / New York City, New York, USA

Job Description

The New York Times is seeking a director for our Messaging & Personalization product analytics team. This team partners closely with product & engineering to design and analyze experiments, explore areas of strategic opportunity, design measurement plans against KPIs, and develop reporting & dashboards for monitoring product health & delivering insight. This position will be responsible for the direction of the analytics team, including partnering with product managers to develop analytics roadmaps, ensuring the quality and impact of team output, and analyst career management. The role requires strong strategic and tactical viewpoints, leadership skills, and a foundation in experiment design and product engagement analytics.


  • Partners with functional leads (product, design, engineering) within the Messaging & Personalization team to set strategy, roadmap and OKRs
  • Develops, manages and communicates the analytics roadmap and deliverables
  • Leads, hires, onboards, and develops talent, careers, and culture of analytics within their team
  • Is responsible for the quality and direction of analytics team’s work
  • Collaborates closely with counterparts in Data & Insights on projects that span multiple missions
  • Designs experiments that aim to evolve the Messaging & Personalization team strategy, provides expertise on metrics to track and the trade-off between competing metrics, and provides recommendations
  • Represent the best practices of the Data & Insights group to both internal and external partners

Desired Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of progressively complex experience in analytics
  • Experience working with product teams
  • Quantitative degree
  • Mastery of SQL, experience in Python or R
  • Extensive Experience in experiment design, analysis and modeling
  • Experience with big data environments such as Google BigQuery
  • Experience in data visualization/reporting strongly preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work seamlessly with multiple stakeholders in a cross functional team of analysts, technologists, operations and product managers.
  • People leadership experience

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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