We are continually looking for new engines of growth and innovation in our New Products and Ventures group, home to our world-class NYT Cooking and Crosswords products. We’ve identified our next product opportunity and are looking for a talented Product Designer to help us build it.
Your work will help parents and at the same time reshape the conversation around this important endeavor. As product designer you will work with the Executive Creative Director, New Products and Ventures to execute the vision, User Experience, and visual identity for a new product that guides parents through their child’s development and aids with their most pressing parenting decisions. He or she will work closely with Product, Editorial, and Technology to deliver experiences that delight and inform our readers.
The Product Designer, Parenting will help the user navigate to and through our product. Work on the best expressions of a user interface for a feature and the look and feel of the Parenting product. The Designer will think about technology driven shifts of behavior in parenting space.
Define and develop the user experience and visual language of a new Parenting product through a user-centered design process
Continually cultivate a deep understanding of your users and their behaviors through testing and learning
Continuously think about how to build habits into the experience
Create documentation (user journeys, experience maps, etc.) for use by the team to build consensus and facilitate conversations.
Take product ideas and hone them into multiple solutions and concrete approaches, knowing when to make them pixel-perfect and when to make them low-fidelity. How should we present editorial guidance (content and information)?
Minimum of 4 years experience designing and building web / mobile consumer products, based on usage patterns, user feedback, and an evolving competitive landscape
Experience working on cross-functional teams
Excellent listening skills and an understanding of human-centered design practice
A grasp of the core technologies and engineering challenges facing consumer products
Best practices in Interaction design for web and cross-platform apps
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong mobile UX skills.
Experience designing editorial content.
A passion for parenting and The New York Times’ mission
This is an important and exciting moment to work at The Times. Our journalism has never been stronger, more relevant or more in demand. Our products lead the industry, and are used by millions of passionate and engaged users every month. And our strategy of providing journalism worth paying for has helped us rapidly grow our digital subscription and advertising businesses at the same time.
This position is based in New York, NY
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.