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The New York Times offers fellowship – digital news design

October 23, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Join the 2024 New York Times Fellowship class as an editor in digital news design in New York.

The digital design fellowship sits at the intersection of technology, design and journalism. Fellows will work with reporters, editors, designers and developers to refine their skills as shapers of visual journalism. They will have the opportunity to craft rich story experiences for a wide range of projects, including breaking news and enterprise, across multiple platforms.

Ideal candidates will have portfolios that demonstrate strong design work — including an understanding of storytelling techniques and a smart UX sensibility — and experience with web development technologies. Experience with video, audio, photography, illustration, server-side technologies and/or game mechanics is a plus.

The fellow should be a quick learner with creative ideas who can work collaboratively.

This program is for early-career journalists. Applicants with more than five years of full-time, professional journalism experience beyond school will not be considered. The most competitive candidates will be college graduates or postgraduates or career pivoters of any age who have had previous news or visuals internships, or equivalent experience.

To apply, upload a résumé and cover letter, packaged in that order and uploaded as one single .pdf or .doc file that is under 5 MB in size. Visual candidates should also include a link to a portfolio of their work. The application will prompt candidates when to upload materials. The application also will ask candidates to provide a link to their portfolios. Applications that fail to include any of these materials or follow these instructions will not be considered.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. We will not sponsor work visas for the fellowship, but we may consider you if you have an existing work visa or a valid student visa that can be extended via Optional Practical Training.

Applicants may apply to only one fellowship position per year. For instance, if you apply as a digital news designer, you should not apply for any other positions in the fellowship. Duplicate applications will be discarded.

The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 1. Our advice is to apply well before the deadline.

Keep in mind that the fellowships are very competitive and generate a high level of interest. We will not accept applications that are mailed or emailed to us. Nor will we acknowledge the status of every application upon receipt or during the vetting process, which can take eight weeks or more. We will contact you for interviews as needed.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY.

For more information about the Times Fellowship, visit here:

The annual base pay salary for this role is $79,214.76.

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