Overview

Inspired by the journalism and innovation of the New York Times, T Brand crafts stories that help brands make an impact in the world. Our goal every day is to create and tell the most powerful stories across media.

This is your time to be part of a team that exists to deliver innovative work, driven by emerging new media, data, cutting-edge design, style and most importantly, NY Times reader insights. Special Projects is a team working with brands to develop brand initiatives relevant for NY Times partnership.

We are looking for a Designer with a relentless passion for ideation with a pulse on luxury lifestyle and branded content, delivering stellar visual creative for digital and social platforms. The ideal candidate will be passionately curious about luxury lifestyle and creative methods to connect with affluent consumers.

The Role

The Designer reports to the Sr. Art Director (with oversight from the CD/copy), assisting with the daily output on client business. The Designer will contribute innovative work to elevate the creative program and fulfill the objectives of the assignment. The Designer must also have a clear understanding of designing and ideating for delivery in social channels. The Designer must be an energetic, quick thinker, work well under compressed timelines, take direction and synthesize asks, be a self-starter, and able to effectively communicate their ideas to team members.

Day to Day Expectations:

  • Deliver polished design in the form of decks, mocks and comps representative of their creative solutions.

  • Works collaboratively with other designers, editorial and writing staff to visualize creative and deliver stellar presentations.

  • Understands and can articulate appropriate use of trends and design references to elevate the creative output.

  • Ability to create synergy with editorial in how design solutions are reached.

  • Pushes creative boundaries and their understanding of craft (typography, photo, illustration).

  • Ability to assist in the creation and delivery (with Sr. Art Director) of brand guidelines and their usage.

  • Delivery and creation of all assets for social channels.

  • Primary point for Social-related client creative work– ideation, building comps and presentation.

  • Remaining calm under pressure.

What Makes You a Fit For Us:

  • Training in foundational principles of Graphic Design, Digital Design and Social Media

  • Advertising agency or creative agency environment experience.

  • Awareness of design trends as it pertains to the luxe space.

  • Presentation skills – a requirement for internal creative presentations.

  • Innovative design craft. Ability to deliver a variety of design styles, looks, feels for various platforms, from the sophisticated to the edgy.

  • Proactive Attitude. Never afraid to raise a hand and jump into new and exciting projects.

  • Reliable, diligent and relentless with regards to attention to detail.

  • Fast learner. Ability to master new technology, software and platforms.

  • Time management skills A MUST. Ability to handle multiple assignments, self-manage and meet internal and external deadlines.

  • Must be proficient in presentation software and have working knowledge of Google Office (slides, docs) and Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint and Keynote.

Education/Experience

  • 2-4+ years in an agency setting, or related experience.

  • A design school or liberal arts (4 year) degree is preferred.

  • A minimum of an associates (2 year) degree in art, graphic art or design.

Current portfolio and CV required.

LI-AM1

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.