Senior Product Designer - Publishing

Job Description

The New York Times is looking for a Senior Product Designer to join the Publishing group. Our mission is to empower our newsroom and help shape our best, most innovative journalism by building tools to create and promote journalism on our core news products.

Working with our team, you will steer the design and development of Ink, our Publishing tools scalable design system. Ink is a young system and you'll grow it to support current needs and help define our vision for Ink's future. You'll deliver core components, layouts, navigation, interactions, and strategies for accessibility and performance. You'll help develop the definitions and usage rules that guide the system and help iterate the governance model that allows other teams to test and iterate into Ink. You'll partner with other orgs on opportunities for our various design systems to support each other. You'll also help us grow our Platform and Foundations team's core capabilities including tools permissions and search.

If you are passionate about design system thinking, visual and interaction design and the future of empowering journalists, this role is for you.

  • Report to the Executive Product Design Director of Publishing on a growing team with unique user, design, and technical considerations across a suite of tools and underlying services that power them.
  • Help guide product strategy and tactics for Ink through Design, balancing short-term and long-term newsroom, reader and company needs.
  • Use Design methods to lead workshops and guide decision-making.
  • Create high-fidelity prototypes that accurately articulate interaction design solutions.
  • Partner with your team to create and maintain a governance model for Ink and onboard people across disciplines into how to use Ink.
  • Work with Product Design, Product Management, Engineering, Editorial, Data and Research partners
  • Identify user research needs
  • Create production-ready design deliverables and partner with Engineers to ensure high-quality, performant experiences. Sweat the details.

Basic Qualifications
  • Dedication to The New York Times mission of seeking the truth and helping people understand the world.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in Figma, Sketch, or equivalent design tools.
  • Proficiency in Adobe XD, Origami, Framer, Figma or equivalent prototyping tools
  • Track record of using qualitative and quantitative data to develop and iterate products.
  • A portfolio of work that showcases your process and a range of fidelity levels in addition to finished design work. Applications without portfolios will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in developing and iterating performant, accessible and scalable design systems for web, mobile web, iOS and Android.
  • Proficiency in developing data-driven, coded prototypes in React or equivalent languages
  • Simplify and bring people along.


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.