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Production Technologist – strong visual storyteller – The New York Times

Company: The New York Times

Location: New York, NY

  • Full Time

The New York Times

R&D explores the near future of news and information by identifying ways emerging technologies and shifting user behaviors may influence media creation and consumption. The New York Times R&D team is seeking an experienced emerging media producer” to help create the next generation of media experiences.

The ideal candidate has experience in journalism as a visual storyteller utilizing cutting edge technology. You don’t need to know how to do everything, but you know how to research and get the right answers quickly and select the right tool for the job.

What you will do:

  • Travel into the field to test prototypes under journalistic conditions.

  • Collaborate with other teams in the organization to test prototypes internally and with users, and synthesize those learnings.

  • Develop and refine hypotheses about how emerging technologies can aid aspects of news-gathering and media consumption.

  • Exercises journalistic judgment, visual creativity, and innovation in creating new ways to deliver high-quality photogrammetry pieces

  • Work with members of the New York Times newsroom on potential sites for an immersive journalism pieces

Who you are:

  • A strong visual storyteller with experience working and reporting in an editorial environment

  • Technically curious, resourceful, and self-motivated. You should be comfortable learning new technical skills, equipment, and processes.

  • Easy-going, and calm under pressure

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic team environment with a future-reaching mindset


  • 4+ years experience as a photographer or videographer in an editorial environment

  • Proficiency with Reality Capture, Blender, or Maya preferred

  • Practical experience at the intersection of technology and journalism preferred

  • Practical experience in emerging technologies (AR, VR, and drones) preferred


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. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local “Fair Chance” laws.

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