Wirecutter is seeking a motivated and organized web production manager to lead content management and production within our editorial team. Our editorial processes are complex, and we see web production as a craft to be honed and improved. We frequently review and adjust our systems to incorporate new ideas and adapt to changing needs.
As the web production manager, you will report to the deputy managing editor, oversee Wirecutter’s editorial production pipeline, and manage a team of web producers. As a core stakeholder for our publishing tools and process, you and your team will coordinate with many colleagues across Wirecutter to ensure that everything we publish maintains our rigorous standards of editorial integrity, reader service, and timeliness. The ideal candidate will think big about presentation and packaging, while also paying close attention to seemingly small details, inspiring their colleagues to do the same. If you’re excited rather than repelled by how many times we’ve said “process,” “tools,” and “systems” already, we encourage you to keep reading. This role has the potential to be remote.
Recruit, onboard, and supervise web producers, giving them the guidance and tools to continually learn, build relationships, and specialize
Manage the production process and pipeline, including maintenance of an accurate and efficient publishing schedule; oversee ongoing upkeep of existing content catalogue as a partner in and co-owner of our updates process
Coordinate with teams of writers and editors, copy editors, editorial assistants, fact checkers, SEO experts, photo editors, affiliate staff, and other colleagues to ensure stellar editorial quality, transparency, adherence to core standards, and deadline compliance – across daily publishing, trending moments, and intensive multi-day retail events
Collaborate with product and engineering teams to build, test, and roll out new features and improvements to our Wordpress-based CMS and other publishing tools
Maintain production documentation, administrate essential tools, and co-own product, media, and content tracking databases
Organize training of and improve consistency across a diverse group of CMS users
Perform related work as assigned
Enthusiasm for Wirecutter's mission and a commitment to being a part of our innovation and growth
3+ years of experience in web production or a similar field, preferably within digital media publications
Interest and experience across various content, documentation, and project management systems, and knowledge of other mission-critical tools for publishing and accessibility best practices
Passion for people management; desire to be a multiplier (not a micromanager) and to foster a positive team environment
Exceptional organizational skills and a track record of success with precision and prioritization
Excellent communication skills; experience getting buy-in from colleagues in different cross-functional roles and settings
You must include your résumé/CV and a cover letter with your application to be considered for this role. You can only upload one file in the “Résumé/CV” box, so please combine and upload your résumé and cover letter as a single file.
Wirecutter helps people buy the right things for the way they want to live. The site was founded by journalists in September 2011 and was acquired by The New York Times Company in October 2016. Our recommendations are made through vigorous reporting, interviewing, and testing by teams of veteran journalists, scientists, and researchers. Consider us a best-of list for everyday things; a curated gallery filled with only interesting, useful objects; a thank-you note to the designers and engineers who create the stuff that makes our lives better; a geeky friend with next-level research skills who tests everything they buy so you don’t have to. The point is to make buying great gear quickly easier so you can get on with living your life.
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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