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The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It's why we have a newsroom that's 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It's why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it's why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it's worth paying for.

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Job Description

New York Times Licensing delivers Times journalism and curated content for publications and organizations of all sizes. Whether it's award-winning journalism from the Times newsroom or engaging storytelling curated from media partners like The Economist or National Geographic, NYT Licensing offers access to current and archival material across an extensive range of subjects.

The Licensing team is seeking a Designer that will work with the editorial and marketing teams to facilitate the packaging and promotion of New York Times and partner content, as well as bespoke products and services.

The Designer will be responsible for transforming strategy into bold, engaging products and packages from development to execution, while balancing the needs of customers and the New York Times brand and its partners.

The Designer will work with the Licensing group's Deputy Managing Editor of Visuals and editorial, marketing and product teams. The ideal candidate must possess a portfolio demonstrating strong design work and a solid understanding of publication and UX/digital design programs and techniques.

We are looking for someone who can:
  • Collaborate closely with product, marketing, and sales teams to shape and achieve a shared vision.
  • Execute Licensing's designs, assets, and experiences wherever they appear.
  • Work with Brand Identity to approve and manage all logo use and identity expansion.
  • Collaborate with the Deputy Managing Editor of Visuals to create prototypes, wireframes, templates and branded concepts for new print and digital products, magazines, special sections and verticals.
  • Help translate strategy into design across print, web and mobile.
  • Inspire enthusiasm and positivity throughout the team.
  • Manage all design assets, logos and resources.
  • Apply knowledge of design, editorial production and high-impact B2B marketing techniques to create effective marketing materials across all print and digital applications.
  • Be a staunch defender of - and help to push the frontiers of - New York Times Licensing.

Qualifications we seek:
  • 2-3 years of design experience
  • Well-versed in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.
  • Strong interactive design skills.
  • Exhibit a detailed typographic sensibility, paired with a nuanced eye and a skill for producing strongly conceived concepts visually in multiple mediums.
  • 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.
  • Experience shaping, designing and expanding identities and products for both editorial and marketing, tailored for cross-platform and international markets.
  • Ability to communicate visual ideas effectively to many audiences (editors, marketers, product, etc.).


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.