Manager, Customer Support Jobs in New York at The New York Times

Title: Manager, Customer Support

Company: The New York Times

Location: New York

Themissionof 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.Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date,subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.Job DescriptionThis is a vital moment in the life of The New York Times. We have declared ourselves a subscription-first company staking our future on producing journalism worth paying for and developing deeper relationships with our subscribers. Customer Care is an important part of this mission and we’re only as strong as the people and processes behind our work.

We are looking for an experienced customer support leader with the self-direction, vision and ability to manage our internal support team of highly trained agents as they handle some of our most complex customer complaints. In this role, we will lean on your extensive operational experience to evaluate and redefine what exceptional high-touch Care looks like at The Times. You have a mindset that challenges traditional thinking and the people-forward philosophy to invest in and cultivate an amazing team. You will build strong relationships with partners inside and outside the broader Care team and help surface opportunities to improve the customer experience.

You will report to the Director of Care Operations working on a diverse team with a customer-focused mission.


Drive operational performance across multiple Care channels, providing an effortless customer experience to a wide variety of subscribers with a team of highly specialized agents

Be the last point of contact for escalated customers; work with partner teams to resolve customer complaints and provide updates to important partners

Mentor and develop your team through constructive and targeted 1:1 coaching and nurture an environment where they can excel through encouragement and empowerment; provide on-going support that paves the way for career growth

Use data and analytics to improve existing team processes and drive operational efficiencies on the team

Translate insights from your team and customers into actionable items that will result in measurable improvements to the overall business

Design and implement KPIs to maximize productivity and efficiency in support of an effortless customer experience


5+ years experience of managing a operational customer service team, ideally with a focus on high-touch support, account management or escalations

You are an expert operator. You’re super organized, know how to prioritize competing tasks and keep focused on the most important and impactful work at all times

You are passionate about your team’s development and career progression. You take time to develop your team’s skills and create stepping stones that will provide opportunities for growth

You are data-driven and understand the main drivers and indicators of quality customer service. You rely on data t…

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