“Meeting…” is an ongoing series from NYT Open that features New York Times employees from different corners of the company. In this installment, we meet Nimpee Kaul, a lead program manager for the Messaging Platforms group.
What is your name?
What are your pronouns?
What is your job?
I am a lead program manager for the Messaging Platforms group within the Core Platforms mission.
What does that mean?
I work closely with Messaging platform teams to enable them to operate effectively and deliver work efficiently. My primary focus is on planning, execution and communication for the teams and projects I work on. I also program manage key strategic initiatives across the organization.
How long have you been at The Times?
It’s been over a decade now. I can’t believe it’s been so long — it feels like I started yesterday!
Most Times employees are working remotely right now. Where are you working from these days?
I live in Princeton, NJ with my family, and that’s where I am working from these days.
How do you start your day?
I make myself a warm cup of lemon and ginger tea, and I read the news.
What is something you’ve worked on recently?
I program managed the Verizon High School Access Initiative, which provided free digital access to the Times website to every high school student and teacher in the United States.
Tell us about a project you’ve worked on at The Times that you’re especially proud of.
I am proud of most of my projects, but the recent Verizon High School Access Initiative was one that made my heart swell with pride due to the social aspect attached to it.
What was your first job?
I was an analyst at a pharmaceutical company.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I love assembling furniture.
What is your secret to career success?
Take full ownership of your story.
What is your superpower?
I am persistent.
What are you inspired by?
Heroic stories of real people.
Name one thing you’re excited about right now.
My yoga journey started with the Art of Living program about five years ago and today I can safely say that I can recommend different asanas for different physical conditions. At this stage, I am excited to be very close to becoming a yoga instructor.
What is your best advice for someone starting to work in your field?
Don’t be afraid of failure; learn from it.
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