New York Times Product Design Intern – Style Guide and Component Library in New York, New York

Job Description

The New York Times is seeking a Product Design Intern for this summer.

Applications without links to portfolios/work samples will not be considered.

What It’s All About

Working alongside designers, design directors, product owners, engineers, and newsroom editors, you will help further develop a comprehensive style guide and component library framework in order to help create a consistent visual language across all of The New York Times’ digital products.

What You’ll Do

On the Product Design team you will work on gathering, cataloguing and reviewing various style elements and components to populate our style guide and component library to be shared and used by the product design team. You’ll be creating Sketch components and code samples for team members to easily reuse.

Recommended skills / characteristics include the following:

  • Curious, thoughtful, collaborative, personable, organized, attentive to detail and possess strong verbal and presentation skills

  • Able to provide samples of work that show creative UX solutions, exceptional visual design and solid information architecture

  • Love giving and receiving honest, thoughtful feedback

  • Believe that product and design decisions are inextricably linked

  • Enthusiasm – for designing and making great products and experiences is essential

  • Comfortable, and even excited about, working outside your comfort zone

  • Unafraid to learn new things and tackle a problem

  • A passion for The New York Times, typography, color, layout, UI/UX and reusable patterns

  • The ability to communicate and collaborate well with a smart, diverse team is a must

Applications without links to portfolios/work samples will not be considered.

You’ll love interning at The New York Times! It’s a unique opportunity to work at a historic and innovative global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. Our amazing journalists create enough original content on a daily basis to roughly equal a Harry Potter novel! But besides all that, it’s fun! NYT interns benefit from great pay, great perks and amazing networking. Your work will have direct impact and you might even meet a celebrity or two!


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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.

Help shape the future of The New York Times

This is an important moment to work at The Times. Across the organization, we're taking advantage of the changing media landscape to pioneer a new era of journalism. With high-quality, original reporting at our core, we’re thinking more creatively about our reader relationships and how to deliver new and relevant offerings and experiences. We’re telling stories differently and playing with emerging formats like 360 video and VR. And we’re building a diverse and collaborative culture that can keep up with the rigors of the modern-day news cycle.

Home to world-class talent

To create journalism and supporting products that stand apart, we must recruit the finest talent in the world. Journalists, data designers, videographers, agile marketers, art directors, and many others, we’re looking for people at all stages of their careers to bring different perspectives and practices to our teams. Together, we can make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives and understanding of people around the world.

Employee-driven benefits

If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.