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The New York Times seeks a graphics multimedia editor, VR artist

September 7, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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.

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