Graphic Designer - Digital
The New York Times is one of the world’s most influential news organizations with nearly 1,600 journalists and subscribers in every country in the world. The Times is known for independence, accuracy, depth, and authority, and produces award-winning journalism, breaking news coverage, opinion and commentary along with deep databases of content and rich multimedia presentations.
As a member of the in-house marketing team, the Graphic Designer, Digital (Brand) develops design strategies and ensures the design of content and interface assets for nytimes.com and other digital projects. This position requires a strong knowledge of cross-functional development processes, and the ability to articulate the rationale behind her/his work and be able to discuss that rationale with the brand mission team. The candidate is at the cutting edge of the cultural zeitgeist; understanding internet, social and meme culture and how to credibly and sensitively work within it whilst maintaining brand safety. This candidate wants to be part of an exceptional team and deliver world-class work.
Accountable for successful conception and execution of visual creative direction on assigned projects that successfully pushes The New York Times brand forward. Regularly reviews creative work with the group’s senior creative staff to get feedback on direction, and to ensure the work is aligned with other activities in the group.
BA, BFA or MFA in Graphic Design, or another related design discipline, preferred.
This position reports to the Director, Digital Design, Marketing.
Benefits and Perks:
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.
5–7 years graphic design experience with deep experience in developing the visual language for premium brands.
Highly proficient in the formal elements of design, including typography, layout, balance, hierarchy, proportion, emphasis, and unity.
Understanding of the social ecosystem and how brands should participate in an authentic way.
Reliable judgment to see when work may be “off track” and collaborate with others to find solutions.
Passion for nurturing relationships and rallying teams to align around a vision.
Fluency with software used in the design process (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch and Figma), including intelligently organizing files for design iteration and web production.
Curious, thoughtful, organized and possess strong verbal and presentation skills.
Ability to engage with others to cultivate an environment of learning and constructive dialogue about our work, engendering trust and respect.
Well-versed in The New York Times' history and exemplifies the company culture in communications and interactions.
- Support our original, independent and reported journalism.
- We provide great 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 great parental leave.
- We are committed to career development and ongoing learning supported by a formal mentoring program as well as $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
- We have frequent panel discussions and talks by 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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