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Product Design Intern

Job Description

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply sooner rather than later. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15 at 3 p.m. Applications without links to work samples/portfolios will not be considered.
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Who we are

Every day, journalists at the New York Times report more than 200 stories from dozens of countries around the world on topics ranging from major international events to the best way to roast a chicken. Those stories are read, listened to and watched by millions of users across our web and mobile products.
The Storytelling and Discovery teams create experiences to showcase our journalistic judgement and creativity. We are seeking two Product Design interns for this upcoming summer.
Interns are embedded on a team of designers, editors, researchers, engineers, and product managers. Current projects range from web displays to app design, article layouts to video interactions, storytelling formats to breaking news alerts. There will be opportunities to work on smaller one-off projects as well.

Who should apply

Are you passionate about designing compelling user experiences?

In this role, you'll pair with a designer who will help you get oriented to our collaborative design process. They will guide and support you throughout your ten weeks here.
You’ll work closely on various stages of projects: from sketching and wireframing to prototyping and user research. There will be opportunities to present your work to small groups and to give and receive feedback. You’ll also gain insight into editorial, brand, and engineering perspectives.

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 UI/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 work samples/portfolios* will not be considered.
*Please include passwords if necessary