Senior Product Designer, Kids

Job Description

NYT Kids is looking for a Senior Product Designer to help execute on the vision, user experience, and visual design for our brand new standalone subscription experience: A "How-To" digital product that will inspire and guide kids to create, build, do and learn. From iterating on our app's content formats and navigation paradigms, to developing fun creative tools that kids use in-app, you'll build prototypes, participate in user testing, and ultimately create features that are most relevant to kids. You'll work with product, engineering, data, marketing, and editorial partners as a small team to build a product that parents will pay for.

If you're naturally curious, have a roll-up your sleeves type of attitude and enjoy learning through experimentation and iteration this is the role for you. Your work will not only enrich kid's lives by encouraging their curiosity and creativity but also champion the notion that high-quality kids' content is worth paying for.

You will report to the Lead Designer, Kids. This position is based in New York or remotely in the U.S.

  • Create documentation (e.g. user journeys, experience maps, wireframes, frameworks) to facilitate conversations, build consensus, and help make decisions.
  • Take product ideas and hone them into multiple solutions and concrete approaches, then collaboratively narrow ideas and establish requirements.
  • Create prototypes for experimentation and user testing, and apply any insights to your designs.
  • Create production-ready design deliverables that use existing or new patterns as needed.
  • Collaborate with engineers to assure the visual quality of our output. Contribute to team and product design rituals. Represent design in recruiting and interviewing for the broader team.

Basic Qualifications
  • 3+ years of experience designing digital products, both web and apps.
  • A portfolio of work that showcases your process and a range of fidelity levels along with finished design work. Applications without portfolios will not be considered.
  • Proficiency in Figma, Sketch, or equivalent design tools.
  • A shown understanding of modern app interface guidelines, and grasp of current development philosophies / methodologies for building consumer products.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A portfolio relating to showcasing best in class content. You make on-brand visual choices that provide informational clarity, drive behavior, and respect platform and interaction conventions. You solve for complex states and iterate based on usage patterns, user feedback, and an evolving competitive landscape.
  • Experience developing content multi-media formats and defining navigation systems.
  • An understanding of how to build fun micro-interactions and motion design principles for UI.
  • Experience collaborating closely with product managers and engineers. Comfortable working with remote teammates. (If applying as a remote candidate, experience working remotely in a previous design role is preferred.)
  • An interest in kid's content and enthusiasm for The New York Times' mission.


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. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.