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The New York Times

New York
Media
Mid
last month

The New York Times is looking for a Testing & Optimization Product Manager for The Wirecutter, the product review and buying guide arm of The New York Times Company. In this role you'll work closely with the product, revenue and data teams to own all aspects of testing and site optimization. Approaching this role with previous ecommerce experience, you'll advocate on behalf of the customer by shaping how the team uses testing in their process to evaluate site changes or new product launches that seamlessly blend editorial and commerce.

A little more about us:

Founded five years ago by journalists fed up with the time and energy it takes to shop, The Wirecutter and its sister site The Sweethome 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, they create straightforward recommendations that save readers from unnecessary stress, time, and effort. With The Wirecutter, The Times aims to expand this business by applying their product review approach to new product categories and integrations with existing products.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Product Lead/GM of The Wirecutter to define, implement, and analyze the testing and site optimization strategy
  • Performing A/B and multivariate testing of The Wirecutter site to optimize the user experience
  • Creating, maintaining, and ruthlessly prioritizing the testing roadmap
  • Continuously driving process improvement of ideation, conceptualization, implementation, testing, and analyses of features
  • Producing and ensuring clear and succinct reporting of test results across all key stakeholders

Requirements and experience:

  • A customer first mindset, ownership mentality and constant drive to ship world class products
  • 3+ years of ecommerce merchandising or optimization product management experience
  • Excellent analytical skills and highly proficient in A/B testing with strong user/consumer empathy and awareness driven by qualitative research results
  • Strong analytical background with an excellent grasp of the challenges of desktop/mobile testing as well as strong data presentation skills
  • Deep working experience with desktop/mobile analytics tools such as VWO, Omniture, Mixpanel, Google Analytics, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of product and software development techniques and agile methodologies
  • Healthy balance between data driven and user centric design and decision-making
  • Preferred: BS in business, economics, computer science, or other quantitative discipline

Culture and benefits at The New York Times:

  • You'll be helping to power, distribute and push the limits of what's possible for our award-winning journalism. We've won more Pulitzer Prizes than any other organization, and you'll be able watch their announcement with members of our newsroom.
  • We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program as well as tuition reimbursement. We have frequent panel discussions and talks by industry leaders (Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates and Ta-Nehisi Coates are a few recent examples).
  • We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of employee groups dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • We offer a generous parental leave policy, which was recently expanded in response to employee feedback. Birth mothers receive 16 weeks fully paid, adoptive parents and birth fathers receive 10 weeks also fully paid. Similarly, we offer competitive health and dental insurance, as well as 401k matching.

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If interested, send us a resume at digitaljobs@nytimes.com

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.