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Designer, Video (Web/Interaction/Application)
As a member of the digital design team, you'll help plan, organize and design/redesign experiences throughout NYTimes.com and other digital products and applications. You will: Act as the primary design representative on cross-disciplinary project/product teams, sometimes on your own, sometimes in close collaboration with a UX Strategist. Work closely with product, technology and the newsroom to define product features and capabilities. Craft elegant visual and experiential solutions to support user behavior goals as well as the Times brand. Create storyboards, comps, and/or other artifacts or code necessary to guide development of beautiful, useful and consistent experiences. Consult to, and collaborate with, various projects and teams on design problems. Be an enthusiastic and empathetic user advocate and a champion of excellence in our products.
Additionally, as a video designer, you will focus on shaping the video presentation around the site. The video designer works closely with product owners, editors, producers, and newsroom technologists to provide visual design and user experience direction for all video interfaces around the site and packages featuring video as a primary element on the nytimes.com homepage and elsewhere. This designer plays an essential role as an advocate for users and for the consistent application of smart video implementation and design patterns in the newsroom and across the platforms.
Candidates for this role must be strong visual editors and smart designers. Must be equally adept at crafting polished environments for videos, finessing web type and tuning user experience in a content-browsing context. Ideal candidates will have experience designing digital video products and experiences and a sharp, well-rounded, and visually exceptional portfolio that reflects excellent typographic sense, strong storytelling and graphic design abilities, and a great UX sensibility.
Be confident and capable working collaboratively with many stakeholders from across the Times organization: news, business, product, and technology.
Have an exceptional visual and typographic sensibility, paired with a knack for shaping efficient and effective user interfaces — on the Web as more broadly across interactive experiences and applications.
Possess experience with Web production, particularly within the unique environment of a news/editorial product.
Be able to conceive and execute all aspects of the design process, and work well with other designers, developers, and producers.
Be highly skilled at crafting storyboards, comps, prototypes and other descriptive artifacts of visual design and interactive experiences.
Be curious, sharp, and aware; steadfast in defense of both the user experience and the editorial brand, but flexible in managing and balancing technical and business requirements.
Experience in software application design, for desktop, mobile, or social applications is a big plus.
All candidates should have a minimum of three years of professional experience in Web/application/interaction design. In addition to exhibiting excellent skill and taste in design/user experience, they must be curious, thoughtful, collaborative, personable, organized, attentive to detail and possess strong verbal and presentation skills. Enthusiasm — for designing and making great products and experiences, for current events and The New York Times — is essential. Original, flexible, critical thinkers who communicate and collaborate well with a wide range of contributors will thrive. Team members are expected not only to make exceptional contributions to the design of our products, but to engage with others to foster an environment of learning and constructive dialogue about our work.
We're looking for "T-shaped" people; those who can work confidently and capably across the design and user experience discipline — from information architecture, experience strategy and user interface to visual design, animation and front-end development — but who have deeper capability in one or more areas.
Please provide links to a portfolio and/or sites and samples of your work.
Salary is commensurate to experience and skill.
This is a guild position. Interested applicants should send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. **Please do not click on apply**
The New York Times Company is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. The New York Times Company is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.
The New York Times Company - 23 months ago