Dream Job at The New York Times

So the New York Times is looking for a Design Director to lead the redesign of their flagship site, nytimes.com. Wow. Talk about a dream position.

If I didn’t love Seattle and what I’m doing right now so much, I’d be talking to them in a heartbeat. A chance to lead one of the world’s all-time most respected newspapers in an all-encompassing redesign and live in of one of the greatest cities on earth? What more could one ask for?

If you or anyone you know fits the bill, head on over to the Times job site (direct job link here) and check it out. We need more good people running more major news organizations’ web sites these days.

Hat Tip: Mark Hurst of Good Experience

14 comments on “Dream Job at The New York Times”. Leave your own?
  1. Brian says:

    dude, i have two words for you!

    Temporary Relocation


  2. That would be a great job! NYT would be a close tie with the BBC World news site in my book.

  3. Mike D. says:

    Thanks kevin. That is the longest link I’ve ever seen! I guess I just assumed it was part of a session variable or something:


  4. AkaXakA says:

    Damian: Yes this would be the chance to make NYT edge past the BBC site :)

  5. Adam Michela says:

    First task, friendly URL’s!

  6. Akaxaka:

    I hate to say it but usability wise, it will be a large undertaking to get there.
    Then again the NYT did a great job of extending the same great feel of their newspaper onto the web.

    Can’t wait to see what the lucky soul does with such a cool opportunity.

  7. Andy Hume says:

    UsableType gets a few hits a month from their secure dev server – so they must be heading in the right direction! ;)

  8. Sanim says:

    Yeah, too bad you like Seattle. New York Times is like the elite in newspaper. :D

  9. Zach says:

    Seattle over NYC? NYC is the best and most worthy city in the states. Its like living in a European city with all the benefits of being in America to boot. Seattle is nice and I could live there if not for all the rain and such.

    You must be *really* content with your current position to not even apply for this one. I would apply just to discover what kind of dollar figures they are willing to discuss :)

  10. Jane Jolin says:

    Well, I finally posted my theme design for the CSS Zen Garden project inspired by a celebrity fan site I designed Celebrity Blog Net. The design demonstrates the power of designing with CSS Celebrity Zen Garden.
    Understanding what CSS can do to the web is amazing!
    It simply cleans up the web from all the clutter and focuses on the content making the pages load much faster and give an over all much better experience.

    Do you think I’ll be accepted to the NY post as a Design Director? (-:

    (Editor’s Note: Ummm, definitely not if you refer to them as the New York Post)

  11. typeweight says:

    Looks like parts of nytimes.com have started using CSS for more than just fonts and color (despite the HTML 4.01 DOCTYPE). At the very least they have a good, non-technical description of why the site looks plain in non-CSS-capable browsers:

    It appears that you are using an older, classic Web browser that allows you to view our articles but may not work with every feature of NYTimes.com. For the best experience, we recommend that you upgrade your browser.

  12. It’s a big name and lots of glamor to saying you work for the Times, but everybody I know who work(ed)(s) there says it’s a miserable depressing place. And that’s not just sour grapes over a resume rejection 2 years ago.

  13. Exurius says:

    Seattle is one of the most beautifful cities in the country. As for rain….. NYC actually gets more! But thats a tough decision. I could live in Either city myself. Almost wished they were closer to each other.

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