Senior Product Designer, NYT Cooking

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time

It’s an exciting time to join our team at The New York Times. Since launching NYT Cooking’s digital subscription business in 2017, we are growing and engaging our audience and continuing to help millions of people decide what to cook. We are seeking a Senior Product Designer to work closely with the team’s Design Lead to execute the vision, user experience, and visual design of new features we’re building across our platforms.

We are a small, cross-functional team. You will collaborate with Product, Technology, and Editorial partners to arrive at engaging, delightful solutions that help users understand the value of our product and differentiate NYT Cooking in the digital cooking space. You will work to uncover, define, and address unmet user and business needs; raise creative ways we can motivate users to continuously invest in our product; and push our design process toward a more iterative, agile way of working. Your work will not only enrich people’s lives by making them better, more confident cooks, but also champion the notion that high-quality recipes and instruction are worth paying for.


  • Support high-level product strategy, ensuring we’re asking the right questions and solving for distinct needs.
  • Create documentation (e.g. user journeys, experience maps) for use by the team to build consensus and facilitate conversations.
  • Take product ideas and hone them into multiple solutions and concrete approaches, then collaboratively narrow ideas and define requirements.
  • Design production-ready deliverables.
  • Collaborate with engineers to assure the visual quality of our output. Use browser developer tools to fine-tune user interface elements.
  • Continuously think about how to build habits into our experience and drive subscription growth.
  • Mentor less experienced colleagues, and represent design in recruiting and interviewing for the broader team.


  • Minimum of 5 years experience designing web / mobile consumer websites or products with previous experience leading/directing design efforts likely on a project-by-project basis.
  • A portfolio demonstrating best practices in cross-platform interaction design and design decisions based on usage patterns, user feedback, business needs, and an evolving competitive landscape.
  • Exceptional visual and typographic sensibility, paired with an eye toward effective interfaces and extensible design systems.
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams, collaborating closely with product managers and engineers.
  • Experience designing editorial content and partnering with content producers.
  • A shown understanding of modern HTML & CSS, and grasp of current development philosophies / methodologies for building consumer products.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Comfortable working with remote teammates.
  • Excellent listening skills. Gives and receives honest, thoughtful feedback.
  • Adopts a growth mindset when approaching work, believing that their output can always be improved upon. Applies what he/she has learned from one project to the next.
  • Can work at a range of fidelity levels, from simple sketch to pixel-perfection, and understands what level of detail an artifact should require for a given task or goal.
  • Experience directing the creation of assets (photography, video, illustration, etc.).
  • An interest in food / cooking and enthusiasm for The New York Times’ mission.

This position is based in New York, NY. Applications without portfolios will not be considered. When you apply, please share samples of your work, focusing on projects that showcase:

  • Your direction of an end-to-end design process.
  • Your process for problem-solving (rather than just polished, final design work). 
  • How you’ve designed for complex business rules and accounted for multiple user states.
  • How you identify and address a distinct user need, and iterate based on what you learn.
  • Varying types of design artifacts, and your sensibility of which design exercises meet a particular purpose.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Make an impact by supporting original, independent and deeply reported journalism.
  • We provide competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families.
  • We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match.
  • We offer a competitive parental leave.
  • We are committed to career development and ongoing learning, and provide employees $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of newsmakers and industry leaders.
  • Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.

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.

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