Vice President Corporate Security

The New York Times
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Feb 21

Position description

The New York Times is seeking a Vice President of Corporate Security.  In this newly created role, you will have the responsibility of planning and creating a strategic vision and the implementation of strategies/tactics to safeguard employees, as well as the company’s domestic newsgathering and business operations.

Job Description

  • Align the overall security strategic vision with business objectives.               
  • Serve as internal expert on security matters for senior leadership and provide regular (or as appropriate) reports on security issues/threats.
  • Assess, develop, update and enforce security plans and policies for employees and facilities. 
  • Conduct physical security site assessments and inspections to determine security status and recommend measures necessary to ensure compliance with existing policies, procedures and local and legal requirements.
  • Foster a culture of security awareness.
  • Oversee provision of travel/workplace safety/security training for employees.
  • Manage traveler tracking program.
  • Oversee intelligence gathering as it relates to identifying, evaluating and addressing any threats (including cyber) against the company and/or its employees.
  • Establish and maintain strong and effective intelligence networks domestically and globally with local, state and federal law enforcement and other related government and intelligence agencies.
  • Coordinate both internal and external resources to conduct threat and risk analyses of company facilities and in conjunction with company events and activities. 
  • Lead the company’s crisis management efforts and response to security incidents and threats.
  • Coordinate investigative activities of all major external and internal investigations including cyber and physical security events, data issues, crimes about persons and illegal acts.   
  • Partner with Information Security, Business Continuity, HR, Legal and other departments as needed.
  • Partner with other media and security industry colleagues in the development of emerging best practices to properly support security requirements.


  • Advanced degree or equivalent in an area of study relevant to this position or at least 10 – 15 years of experience of increasing responsibility within security, and/or law enforcement/intelligence field including 5 years of experience leading a comparably sized organization in private sector corporate security or a related public sector organization.
  • Media industry security experience strongly preferred.
  • Must have at least three years’ experience hiring, managing, evaluating, training, and mentoring security personnel.
  • Must be able to forecast and develop budgets.
  • Must be able to manage financial resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Knowledge of proper investigative methodologies.
  • Exposure to security technologies, applications, and software.

Additional Skills

  • Ability to develop consensus within an organization of diverse operational activities and geographic locations.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization as well as externally to providers and partners.
  • The role demands exceptional interpersonal and management relationship skills.
  • The role calls for leadership, integrity, discretion, mature judgment and a willingness to roll up sleeves and respond to needs 24/7.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Make an impact by supporting our original, independent and deeply reported journalism.
  • We provide competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families
  • We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match.
  • We offer a competitive parental leave.
  • We are committed to career development and ongoing learning, and provide employees $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of newsmakers and industry leaders.
  • Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.

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