Art Director

Job Description

T Brand is a growing team of energetic editors, designers, strategists, and more who create branded content across the full spectrum of The New York Times's advertisers. Our work takes many forms - reported articles, documentary videos, animations, photo essays, social posts, podcasts, interactive data visualizations, even event activations or Newsroom partnerships.

The Studio is looking for an experienced Art Director to help brainstorm, art direct, design and execute innovative multi-platform native digital, print experiences, and beyond.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
  • Genuinely creative, overflowing with ideas
  • Effective communicator and phenomenal collaborator
  • Diplomatic, with great interpersonal skills and enthusiasm
  • Flexible multitasker who prioritizes their time efficiently
  • Proactive, organized, and solutions obsessed
  • A self starter who constantly identifies opportunities for creative problem solving


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Art Directors on our team:
  • Contribute to and oversee excellent digital, print, and identity design work consistently.
  • Translate complex conceptual and strategic ideas into graphic design solutions.
  • Design ambitiously, with a command of typography, composition, messaging hierarchy, and balance.
  • Present and explain their work fluently to internal cross-functional teams, studio leadership, and our clients.
  • Manage direct reports (Designers and/or Senior Designers) and effectively delegate work based on workload, capabilities, and experience.
  • Select, Brief, and effectively Art Direct outside collaborators (Photographers, Illustrators, Developers, and Designers) to create their best work.
  • Lead by example: Independently managing their time well, highlighting resourcing issues or challenges, and offering solutions where appropriate.


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
  • 7+ years experience working within advertising agencies, creative studios, or media organizations with an emphasis on creating design work and/or editorial storytelling for a variety of clients.
  • Experience with complex, multi-faceted and/or multidiscipline projects that include varying stakeholders, both outside clients and within an organization.
  • Proven project management skills with ability to prioritize, organize their own time, and consistently meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Must be fluent in Adobe Creative Suite as well as Google Drive, Docs, and Slides. Experience with Keynote and/or Powerpoint, is a nice to have.
  • Must have solid experience designing responsively for web using Figma and/or Sketch, and a familiarity with HTML, CSS, frontend design styling, and using a CMS system.
  • Proven experience creating compelling user experiences, telling stories online in innovative ways, and a desire to constantly push the creative envelope.


Applications without a digital portfolio will not be considered.

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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.

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