Lead Front-end Developer / The New York Times / London Full time

Lead Front-end Developer / The New York Times
London / Full time

T Brand Studio International, the brand marketing unit of The New York Times is looking for a Front End Developer to take a lead position within the team. You will be working alongside our in-house team of designers, developers and creative leads, helping to take projects from brief to completion. We’re looking for a developer to take lead on all development and someone that takes pride in the minor details that enhance a browsing experience. You’ll use a mobile first philosophy and understand the importance of accessibility and progressive enhancement.


  • Build highly interactive, engaging digital experiences on the NYT platform
  • Faithfully translate flat designs into fully semantic and interactive front-ends
  • Maintain high standards of code quality, documentation, standards and security
  • Integrate extensible modules and components within our bespoke CMS
  • Address bugs and errors in code in a timely fashion
  • Succinctly communicate complex problems and proposed solutions
  • Collaborate and communicate across allied teams, including design, production, edit, video and audience development.
  • 5+ years experience in web development, demonstrating a genuine passion for the field
  • Lots of experience of agency life, working in fast-paced environments
  • An impressive portfolio of past projects
  • A history of using version control systems like Github and SVN
  • Expert working knowledge of HTML, CSS, SASS, CSS3 animations and SVG
  • Expert working knowledge of native JavaScript, jQuery and other JavaScript libraries
  • Knowledge of JavaScript frameworks a plus (React, Ember.js, Backbone, etc.)
  • Understanding of DOM manipulation, progressive enhancement, responsive design and front-end optimisation
  • A working knowledge of PHP, ASP, MYSQL and other similar languages a plus
  • Appreciation of Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch
  • Experience of testing and debugging across a variety of popular browser and devices
  • Data and information visualization experience a plus
  • Strong technical and non­-technical communication skills
  • Effective time management on multiple projects
  • Meticulous attention to detail

How to apply?

Please send us your CV, cover letter and portfolio, along with links to live projects.


Contact person

Graham McDonnell
e-mail: graham.mcdonnell@nytimes.com