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Graphics Multimedia Editor, VR Artist


The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a world-renowned newsroom that sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for.  

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

The Times has an unparalleled reputation for excellence in visual journalism. We have defined multimedia storytelling for the news industry and established ourselves as the clear leader. Over the past several years, our work with 3D and spatial formats has revealed new and unique opportunities to tell stories that expand our readers’ understanding of the world and help them navigate it.

The New York Times is looking for a creative 3D artist and visual storyteller to join our visual team. You will have the potential to be part of a multiyear partnership that grows from research and experimentation, to regular publishing and optimization, to a long-term reimagining of mixed reality in New York Times journalism. 

We are looking first and foremost for design and technical skills to complement our team of engineers, technologists, artists and editors.

You should embrace The Times’ journalistic mission and demonstrate excellence in the conceptualizing, designing and building 3D/VR experiences — including data visualizations, forensic recreations, interactive graphics and conceptual explainers. You should be comfortable exploring and prototyping in experimental immersive formats.

You should also be comfortable with change and able to work well in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects. 

Newsroom experience is not required, but excellent news judgment and a firm sense of journalistic ethics are both essential.

This role is a temporary position initially expected to last for up to 18 months.


  • Build high fidelity VR experiences using programmatic and traditional 3D animation skills

  • Respond quickly and efficiently to 3D design requests and Newsroom direction

  • Conceptualize and prototyping innovative ways to capture and share 3D and immersive stories

  • Work closely with engineers to streamline and scale AR/3D production

Basic Requirements

  • 2-4 years of relevant professional experience

  • A portfolio of 3D/immersive work

  • Familiarity with Unity or Unreal

  • Expertise in Blender, Maya or Cinema 4D

  • Proficient in 3D Modeling, Optimization and Animation 

  • Familiarity with entire Adobe Suite

  • An appetite for experimentation and prototyping

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience developing for Meta Quest or similar HMDs

  • Familiarity with Python and/or Javascript

  • Experience with GLSL a plus

  • Experience using machine learning and AI tools for building 3D scenes and interactions a plus

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY

The annual base pay range for this role is between $109,521.19 and $136,000.00.

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 provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, and will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.

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