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 Sr. Art Director with a relentless passion for uncovering “the big idea,” 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 Sr Art Director reports to the Creative Director/Copy assisting with the daily output on client business. He/she will develop, visualize and present creative concepts using passionate curiosity as a source for inspiration. The Sr Art Director must be an energetic, collaborative thinker, and great communicator of his/her ideas. They will be expected to participate in all phases of the creative process – from brainstorming to delivery.

Day to Day Expectations:

  • High-touch with the Creative Director/Copy as an overall team lead, keeping open lines of communication on client business and flagging awareness of any impending challenges.

  • Collaborates with other SPECIAL PROJECTS team members, sharing creative ideas and upholding the creative vision of the project.

  • Works closely and in collaboration with a Sr Copywriter partner.

  • Capacity to respond to client asks, feedback and proactively develop ideas to solve client challenges.

  • Works collaboratively with the team Designers to deliver innovative, creative, artistic solutions for content and UX.

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

  • Sets vision for the design team and create synergies with the editorial in how design solutions are implemented.

  • Vets, directs, manages output and sets vision for external creative partners – photographers, directors, videographers, illustrators.

  • Understands digital destination design and visual architecture of website development.

  • Displays exceptional visual taste –photography, design, illustration – and knows how to apply that taste to their creative solutions.

  • Contributing to editorial visualization, with design, typography and photo solutions.

  • Passion for typography and impactful design implementation. 

  • Preparing presentations for internal and external reviews.

  • Remaining calm under pressure, in order to deliver creative solutions on time and within budget.

What Makes You a Fit For Us:

  • Specialization in Art Direction, Design, Digital, Social, with an expertise in delivering integrated creative campaigns.

  • Advertising agency or creative agency environment experience.

  • Keen understanding of delivering brand experiences, digital & social engagements with emerging technology on digital platforms.

  • Confident 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 minimalist, to the modern, to 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. Competency in ideating for a digital and social marketplace as it relates to brand experiences.

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

  • Must be able to work under pressure and within quick timelines.

  • Must be a great resource for team Designers and offer assistance on projects as much as possible.

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

  • Flexibility; attacking both the big projects and smaller ones with equal enthusiasm.

  • Creative ideation skills, with the ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely.

  • Ability to be trusted to deliver complex designs and detailed graphic approaches.

  • Ability to communicate ideas to photographers, external vendors, video directors, editors, and other visualization vendors as they relate to the creative output.

  • Desire to strive for delivering award-worthy creative.

  • Ability to deliver high-quality, polished comps.

  • Knowledge and genuine interest in the New York Times.

Education/Experience

  • 5+ years in an agency setting, or related experience.

  • An ad school or liberal arts (4 year) degree is preferred.

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

Current portfolio and CV required.

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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.

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.