The internet has a people problem.
Many online communities are fragile, toxic spaces. Some people have given up on engagement altogether. But we believe that healthy online communities can exist, given the right systems and tools.
News publishers in particular need new and better ways to engage with their communities, share knowledge, empower individuals, and squash trolls.
Mozilla, The New York Times, and The Washington Post have come together as The Coral Project to build open source tools for publishers of all sizes to build better communities around their journalism.
We’re looking for a designer to join our team full time, to help us create amazing user experiences on our platform. You’ll work either from New York or Washington, DC, based inside the offices of the New York Times or the Washington Post.
What you have:
- Passion for user-centered design and collaborative work
- Keen interest in mobile interfaces and online community
- Experience designing for mobile or web
- Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools
- Eagerness to learn, expand your skills, and try new tools
- Talent for creating elegant design solutions
- High level of skill with Adobe products (eg. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch)
- A strong portfolio of product design work
What you will do:
- Design user experiences – working closely with the Lead Designer to outline how users will move through our products
- Design interfaces – work with our Lead Designer to create visuals for how features will look and function
- Sketch concepts, wireframes, and prototypes to find innovative solutions to problem
- Conduct user testing with the Lead Designer to gain a better understanding of user needs
- Participate in product and design discussions with the team
- Collaborate with teammates to create polished experiences focused on user needs
If you’re deeply interested in working on visual community design and have relevant skills and experience, please consider applying even if your background doesn’t perfectly match our ideal credentials. We are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.
This phase of the project runs until July 2017. This is a full-time position until then.
Help us make the internet a better place for everyone.
Great benefits, 20 days’ paid vacation per year plus your birthday, paid trips to events, working alongside an incredible, diverse team from inside one of the greatest newsrooms on the planet (whichever you choose.) Oh, and you get to make the internet better.