Overview

Job Description

The NYTLive Digital Content Designer creates and executes digital content for websites, email and social and is responsible for creating, publishing and updating digital projects, communicating across departments about assets, and details, and maintaining various content systems.

With strong graphic design and video skills the Digital Content Designer will help shape and tell the story of New York Times Events across a range of platforms. You’ll work between the marketing, production and newsroom team to meet publishing goals and standards. We approach digital production as a craft to be honed and improved, and require a new set of tools and processes to adapt to changing needs and expectations. This person will be a key person in implementing this to the business.

This position helps solidify a comprehensive and consistent digital identity that is aligned to the overall New York Times brand. This position will work closely with the internal marketing and newsroom creative teams to ensure all content is to brand guidelines.

Responsibilities

  • Developing and designing a variety of digital materials including social assets, website assets, email marketing (newsletters), invitations, reports, presentations and other publications.

  • Editing long form video content primarily of past events to create short form video for use on social media.

  • Prepare content to be published, by moving copy and other assets into our content management systems.

  • Ensure all content  is “on brand” and follows the NYT style guides.

  • Communicate with stakeholders across various departments to ensure that published projects meet expectations.

  • Process URLs and product information, perform basic image preparation and manipulation, and create charts, tables, and other reader-friendly media.

  • Format and schedule emails, newsletters, content syndications, and related projects.

  • Contribute to the maintenance of product, image, and content tracking databases, and of team process documentation.

  • Conduct quality assurance tests on content pre- and post-publish, fix errors in published content, and test new site changes and features.

Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Collaboration with the marketing managers to develop and deliver website and digital content for events.

  • Drive collaboration with multiple cross functional stakeholders within NYTLive production division, NYT Newsroom, NYT Creative, and other NYT functions.

Team

Contribute to the operational process and planning to ensure the team is planning ahead, proactively integrating and connecting with cross-functional teams and driving overall collaboration and information sharing.

Working Within Frameworks

Compliance with all NYT internal procedures and guidelines.

Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience of experience in web or print graphic design, either in an agency, in-house or freelance

  • BA/BFA in Graphic Design, or another design related field that can include video content design

  • Must have mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects)

  • Video editing capabilities to help create short form and long form video content

  • Photography, PowerPoint, copywriting, video editing, and GIF creation experience

  • Basic HTML understanding preferred

  • Ability to collaborate with other staff and take directions from various people; ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong conceptual planning, creative design, and typography skills and the ability to follow art direction and collaborate on layouts

  • Must have exceptional organizational and time management skills, including handling multiple projects simultaneously and ability to shift priorities and work well under pressure; meeting tight deadlines; and reacting quickly and smoothly to changes.

  • Experience working remotely with a team

  • Familiarity with publishing and editorial calendars

  • Detail-oriented and deadline-driven personality

  • Effective communication skills

  • Creativity in problem-solving

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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.

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