Graphics/Multimedia Editor, Social

Job Description

The Digital News Design group at The New York Times seeks a strong digital designer to join our award-winning team of art directors, designers and visual journalists in the newsroom.

This role will be expected to work with reporters, editors, producers, art directors and designers at The Times to craft digital assets and visual experiences for a wide range of projects including news and enterprise stories, with an eye towards social media platforms. This role will determine the needs and possibilities for typography, video, photography, audio, and animations. In consultation with editors and other newsroom leaders, this role will exercise journalistic judgment, visual creativity and innovation while ensuring accuracy, clarity, and validity of the content presented.

Design team members are expected not only to make exceptional contributions to our journalism, but also to engage with others to foster an environment of learning and constructive dialogue about our work.

Qualifications:
  • Considerable experience with social media publishing and passion for the possibilities of the Times visual storytelling off-platform.
  • Expertise with Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience with After Effects, designing for motion and animation is a plus.
  • A pragmatic innovator whose solutions elicit responses that justify the effort and investment
  • Ability to convey story ideas and complex information with wire-frames or prototypes.
  • Strong portfolio of design work
  • Solid understanding of layout, typography, and storytelling techniques
  • Smart UX sensibility
  • Enthusiasm for designing and making great products and experiences, for current events and The New York Times
  • Quick learner with creative ideas
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a mixed-media team
  • Demonstrated ability to create presentations that intelligently incorporate audio, video, still images and text.


Job Requirements:
  • 5+ years of digital design
  • Attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to adapt to change in a daily, unpredictable news production environment.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends.
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of NYTimes.com's competitors, both in the United States and abroad.


This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY

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