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Newsroom Operations Manager

New York, NY

The New York Times is seeking a highly organized self-starter to join our Newsroom Operations team as an Operations Manager. We are looking for someone who is a quick learner, and capable of handling the demands of a fast-paced news environment.

 

The person in this role will provide vital operational support to our busy and vital National desk, a team of editors and reporters based in New York and around the country, along with one or two additional news desks as assigned. You will help support our journalists with a variety of daily responsibilities and short and long-term projects, and you will report directly to the Deputy Director of Newsroom Operations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the numerous logistics involved in the smooth daily operation of assigned department(s)
  • Work with the Newsroom Finance team to help create the annual budget and provide oversight of that budget, including monthly closes, supplying additional financial reports
  • Manage work and vacation schedules and maintain accurate time banks in Workday, and work with Payroll to verify timebanks for transfers, departures and annual payouts
  • Approve expenses and travel costs in Workday 
  • Manage freelancers and vendors and process payments, working with the Contracts manager
  • Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable for the department 
  • Work with HR and Recruiting teams to assist with position management transactions 
  • Facilitate Workday management, including onboarding new employees and helping them to get the training, equipment and information they need
  • Purchase supplies and equipment, keep track of all departmental expenses, including capital spending and outside vendor spending 
  • Work in Coupa for independent contractor onboarding, sourcing events and purchasing 
  • Be available for a variety of tasks that come up: troubleshooting, assisting writers and editors, etc.
  • Assist with special events 


Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in an operational or administrative role
  • Ability to drive projects forward
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience dealing with detail and confidential and private concerns
  • You can work and keep an optimistic attitude, while maintaining a keen sense of urgency


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Be accessible after hours or on weekends when breaking news demands
  • Impeccable organizational and time management skills; ability to multitask, prioritize and work under deadline pressure
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and staff and manage the needs of a team of 100+ employees and leaders
  • Able to research resources, troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Be accessible after hours or on weekends when breaking news demands
  • Professional judgment with respect to detail and confidentiality is a must


The annual base pay salary for this role is between $81,000.00 and $97,000.00.


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 provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. Individuals seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process should email reasonable.accommodations@nytimes.com.  Emails sent for unrelated issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.


The Company will further consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.


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