Overview

Job Location:
New York, NY

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. 

 

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Job Description

 

About the Role  

The New York Times is looking for a passionate employee to join our Financial Planning & Analysis team in our Subscription Growth and Marketing department. You will focus on digital and print subscription revenue and marketing and media expenses. You will be an important contributor who works with the business and part of the financial management team that creates financial forecasts and budgets. You will also provide decision support to the growth and media team. You will report directly to the Director of Subscription Finance and Marketing.

Responsibilities:

  • Financial Modeling, Forecasting and Budgeting – Build and maintain subscription revenue model by working with the Growth team to align on assumptions on future outlook. Understand drivers of the business and be able to model different revenue scenarios. At month end, create a revenue report which outlines what happened during the month and deliver results to senior management. 

  • Financial Close – Work with partners in finance and accounting to review close activity at a detail level. Provide variance analysis to internal reporting

  • Financial Performance Reporting – Maintain reports with measurement and analysis of financial performance and profitability optimizations for enterprise paid media.

  • Communication and Partnership- Communicate financial results to the growth and media teams. Communicate complex financial analysis to a non-financial audience in meetings, email, slides, etc. Prepare informative and insightful materials for presentation to senior management.

  • Strategy & Consolidations- Ensure financial plans are consistent with the Company’s strategy. Consolidating and ensuring the consistency of financial results across the subscription business.

Experience and skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in business/finance

  • 3+ years of experience in forecasting, reporting and financial modeling

  • Advanced Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets) and Google Sheets modeling skills

  • Experience or knowledge working in paid media (direct response, brand) is a plus

  • Experience working in subscription businesses is a plus

Qualities

  • Analytical thinker, one who is able to break down complex problems into pieces that can be solved with data, analysis, and assumptions

  • Enthusiasm for collaboration and building relationships with colleagues across all levels and departments

  • Knowledge of basic financial concepts

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience or knowledge of Workday and/or Essbase is a plus

  • Passion for the New York Times and the impact its journalism can have on our world

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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.