Job type full-time
Full job description
The mission of the new york times is to seek the truth and help people understand the worldThat means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a companyIt’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countriesIt’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destinationAnd 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.
This is a vital moment in the life of the new york timesWe have declared ourselves a subscription-first company staking our future on producing journalism worth paying for and developing deeper relationships with our subscribersCustomer 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 complaintsIn this role, we will lean on your extensive operational experience to evaluate and redefine what exceptional high-touch care looks like at the timesYou have a mindset that challenges traditional thinking and the people-forward philosophy to invest in and cultivate an amazing teamYou 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 operatorYou`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 progressionYou 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 serviceYou rely on data to make sound business decisions
You have mastered the art of customer satisfactionYou know the right on-brand words, tone, tactics and experience engineering tools to use to de-escalate tough situations and provide effortless support
You build and maintain a strong culture within your teamYou foster a spirit of teamwork and unity amongst team members that allows them to take risks, learn from mistakes, and work together allowing the team to grow
You are comfortable giving frequent performance and development feedback that provides context and framework that will set your team up for success
Must be willing to work up to one weekend day and keep eastern timezone business hours
The new york times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serveOur 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 organizationAchieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to doIt is also the smart thing for our businessSo 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 lawAll applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristicsThe 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.
Posted 30+ days ago