Project Manager

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Overview

The Wirecutter is seeking an organized, action oriented, hands-on project manager to lead strategic projects for our Product Platform and Data teams. You will be responsible for projects of varying complexity that connect our readers to the best products and analyze the performance of our content. As opportunities arise, you may also work across another product development team to manage their projects to success.

As a project manager at Wirecutter, you are a core member of 1-2 cross-functional project teams. You are expected to identify opportunities, suggest solutions, and act decisively when necessary to advance a project. This is a new position that reports to the Senior Project Manager and will work closely with Product, Engineering and Design.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • The experience and wisdom to lead project teams and manage risks. You have shipped products on time, on budget, and within scope.
  • The ability to take ownership of complex efforts and mediate between competing interests and personalities to get alignment and motivate change. You are proactive in identifying and resolving problems before they occur.
  • Excellent organizational skills. You are able to conscientiously manage and follow up on multiple concurrent tasks and requests on tight deadlines.
  • Superb communication skills, including the ability to communicate between technical and non-technical contributors in a contextually intelligent manner.
  • Effective critical thinking skills to tease out the risks in plans, eliminate blockers, and ensure on time project delivery.
  • The ability to communicate with engineers and vendors on technical topics in the web-app development and data analytics worlds.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a strong leader and owner of software development projects; motivate and maintain momentum as you drive those projects to successful, smooth, on-time completion
  • Champion and support agile software development practices, and tailor that process (including standups, planning, review and retrospective sessions, demos and more) to each project team
  • Actively seek out, track and remove barriers to completing a project. Look beyond the obvious for continuous opportunities for improvement
  • Work closely with teams and stakeholders to build consensus and handle dependencies
  • Support management decisions with relevant data around capacity, scope, and impact
  • Manage and maintain project information, including feature definition and scope, and epic and sprint planning
  • Maintain the engineering roadmap for your team and communicate roadmap changes to appropriate parties
  • Assist in creating and updating documentation around team process, workflow and culture
  • Develop and roll out new or enhanced practices or processes to increase team efficiency and effectiveness
  • Proactively manage projects that span across multiple engineering teams, ensuring alignment with internal and external partners.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years Project Management experience (formal or informal) including agile practices
  • Certified Scrum Master or equivalent experience on a scrum team
  • Knowledge of Jira, Confluence, Excel or other equivalent Project Management Software Tools
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and self awareness
  • Experience working on software development projects; an understanding of web technologies and an ability to learn technical concepts quickly
  • Ability to manage and multi-task across multiple projects
  • Experience working in a remote or hybrid organization preferred
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Enthusiasm for Wirecutter’s mission and our innovation and growth

About Wirecutter

Founded five years ago by journalists fed up with the time and energy it takes to shop, Wirecutter developed a simpler approach to giving buying advice: Just tell people exactly what to get in one single guide. The company’s purpose: to help people find great things, quickly and easily. Through rigorous testing, research, reporting, and whatever means necessary, we create straightforward recommendations that save readers unnecessary stress, time, and effort. We then monetize these guides by enabling our readers to easily purchase the products they are interested in.

Wirecutter was recently acquired by, and is now a subsidiary of, The New York Times Company. As part of the acquisition, The Times is investing in Wirecutter to accelerate its business through editorial category expansion, development of more robust product features, and unlocking of new revenue streams.

Locations

Even with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, Wirecutter remains a highly remote culture, and open to employing people across the country (and in Canada!). Right now, we are eligible to hire in CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, VA, or WA. If you live outside of these states but are still interested in working with Wirecutter, you are welcome to apply, and we will keep your information on file for future opportunities.

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.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Make an impact by supporting our 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 a 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.

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.

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