Commerce Operations Assistant

Title: Commerce Operations Assistant, NYT Wirecutter

Location: United States

Job Description:

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. Its why we have a world-renowned newsroom that sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. Its 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 its why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that its worth paying for.

About the Role

Each month Wirecutter helps millions of people by exhaustively researching and testing products in dozens of categories to select the very best among them for our readers. Our model is unique and powerful, and the trust we earn from our readers is core to our success.

As the Commerce Operations Assistant, you will support the Commerce team by ensuring we keep our guides up to date with the best buying options possible for our readers. You will also support our partnerships through outreach, identifying and showcasing the best deals, demonstrating the value of our optimization efforts to partners, and providing data support to help make strategic decisions. You will report to the Director of Commerce Partnerships. This role is remote friendly.


  • Inventory management
    • Monitor stock issues and pricing updates
    • Research stock and availability of products, reach out to partners as needed for inventory updates, and manage internal databases
  • Network management
    • Monitoring program terms and offers
  • Optimization
    • Merchant audits: Assess merchants product assortment for overlap with Wirecutter Picks and provide guidance to Commerce leads on size of opportunity
    • Assist with auditing guides and merchant communications for optimization opportunities
  • Data
    • Assist with Weekly / Monthly reporting needs
    • Ad hoc entry level data needs
  • Admin
    • Various admin tasks as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • 1+ years of experience prioritizing multiple tasks independently
  • 1+ years of experience with data that demands attention to detail & upstream thinking
  • 1+ years of experience communicating with colleagues both written and in person

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in hands-on affiliate marketing experience (executing on affiliate tasks, reporting, etc)
  • 1+ years of experience experience working in Word, Excel (VLOOKUP, data exports, pivot tables, etc), and Powerpoint (or G Suite equivalent)
  • An eagerness to work in cross-functional environments
  • An appreciation for The New York Timess and Wirecutters mission



The hourly rate of base pay for this role is:
$27—$32 USD

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.

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