Digital Art Director, Magazine

The New York Times Company New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description:

The New York Times Magazine is looking for a senior art director to join our award-winning design team and lead our digital storytelling efforts.

This designer will be responsible for a wide range of projects. They will conceive and help build innovative multimedia features that experiment with emerging technologies; they will also find elegant online presentations for special issues of the print magazine. They will provide vision and leadership as the Magazine continues to raise its digital ambitions. And they will help design and execute a strategy for the Magazine's visual and brand identity on and off platform.

All candidates must possess a portfolio demonstrating strong design work, a solid understanding of layout, typography and storytelling techniques, and a smart UX sensibility.

Candidates must have experience designing both mobile and desktop presentations for news and/or editorial projects, and experience with digital product design is a plus. We're seeking broad experience and expertise working with video, audio, graphics, etc. But just as important, we're looking for someone with demonstrated success working with collaborators when they reach the limits of their expertise. Original, flexible, critical thinkers who communicate and collaborate well with a wide range of contributors and stakeholders will thrive.

The person in this role will be responsible for selecting and negotiating with outside vendors and managing a budget. They will have support from and provide guidance to a front end developer / designer.

Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years of digital design experience

  • Strong visual and interactive design skills a clear grasp of typography, layout, color, motion, and behavior.

  • A pragmatic innovator whose solutions elicit responses that justify the effort and investment.

  • Ability to convey interactive story ideas and complex interactions with wireframes or prototypes. Ability to collaborate with colleagues of different backgrounds and widely-ranging technical levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to envision and direct the creation of presentations that intelligently incorporate audio, video, still images and text.

  • Track record assigning and commissioning illustrations for digital projects.

  • Extreme attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Positive attitude taking on all parts of a project, from production to delivery.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and to adapt to a sometimes unpredictable production environment.

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that may occasionally include nights or weekends.

  • A keen interest in narrative and visual storytelling, in journalism, and in the publishing industry at large. Familiarity with competitors and also the new challenges and opportunities created by the changing media landscape.

This is a Guild position.

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.

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 law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.


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