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Lead, Blockchain Exploration

New York, NY Posted Yesterday

Full time
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Job Description
The New York Times is looking for a forward-looking leader who will help envi‐
sion and design a blockchain-based proof of concept for news publishers. The
position is within the company’s research & development division.

You will codify the vision for the research project and share that vision with
potential stakeholders at other media organizations. You will help brand and
create a public identity and assets for the project.

You should have experience leading innovation at a media organization, tech‐

nology company, or creative agency and have a portfolio of creative execu‐
tions that utilize cutting edge technologies. You should bring a deep under‐
standing of the intersection of The New York Times and the evolving space we
inhabit in the media technology landscape.

What you’ll do

Codify the vision for the project. Develop a succinct description

of the problem space we’re focused on, which parts of the
problem we are targeting in 2019, and which parts of the prob‐
lem we are not targeting in 2019.
Branding and public presence for the project. Develop indepen‐
dent branding and a public website for the initiative.
Recruitment and selection of initial project stakeholders. Devel‐
op a roster of advisors from news organizations, academia,
and social media companies.

What you’ll bring

8+ years leading a combination of engineers, designers,

Strong communication, writing and presentation skills
Experience with partnerships and collaborations, within and
across companies
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across companies
A mixed skill set with some experience in at least 3 of: journal‐
ism, product, design, software development, hardware engi‐
neering, user research
Established track record in real-world application of new
A curiosity about technology and the inclination for hands-on
problem solving.
Expertise in seeing new product creation from start to finish
Excellent interpersonal skills
A real passion for The New York Times’s mission

This is a temporary position that is expected to last about 12 months.


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 inclu‐
sion 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, na‐
tional 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 re‐
ceive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected
characteristics. Help shape the future of The New
This is an important moment to work at The Time
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