Fashion Show Taggers
Description: New York Magazine's website (nymag.com) is seeking fashion-knowledgeable freelancers to work in September. Preparation work will begin immediately. Before applying, please note that only candidates who can work late night (7 p.m. to 2 a.m.) or full days (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) during Fashion Week will be considered. No school credit will be granted. Freelancers will assist editors throughout the week. Duties include: sorting and organizing show images, "tagging" images by attributes (type of clothing, model, etc.), finding photos for stories, and other production tasks. Previous editorial experience is a plus. Good computer skills are required. A thorough understanding of fashion, including models, trends and garments, is necessary and will be tested before offer is extended.
Dates: Immediately through mid-to-late September. During Fashion Week (Sept. 5th through Sept. 12th, we need full-time hours; before and after fashion week, part time hours.)
Salary: $7.15/hr during the day and $15/hr during the night.
To apply: E-mail résumé and hours of availability to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "FW Taggers" in the subject line. No calls please.
Fashion Week Night Photo Production Assistant
Description: New York Magazine's website (nymag.com) is looking for talented photo production assistants to work the late-night shift selecting, color correcting, and cropping several hundred runway and backstage images each evening. Candidates must have extremely strong Photoshop skills and experience working quickly in deadline-driven environments. Candidates should be available to work 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m., including weekends, from Wednesday, September 5th through Wednesday, September 12.
To apply: E-mail résumé and hours of availability to email@example.com. Please put "FW Production Assistant" in the subject line. No calls please.
Fashion Week Night Producer
Description: New York 's website (nymag.com) is looking for fashion-savvy assistants to work the late-night shift selecting runway images, tagging them with fashion attributes, building photo galleries, and QAing the site. Candidates must be detail-oriented. Candidates must be available to work from 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m., including weekends, from Wednesday, September 5th through Wednesday, September 12.
To apply: E-mail résumé and hours of availability to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "FW Night Producer" in the subject line. No calls please.
Fashion Week Night Runners
Description: New York's website is looking for a responsible person to help pickup and deliver images throughout the day and evening. Runners could use the subway, taxis, and/or bikes to transport images from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
To apply: E-mail email@example.com. Please describe your hours of availability and put "FW Night Runners" in the subject line. No calls please.
--art & design--
Freelance Photo Assistant
NYMAG.COM is looking for a freelance assistant to help color correct and crop thousands of images quickly and skillfully. Must be fluent in Photoshop, detail oriented, and willing to work evening hours.
Pay: $15-$17/hour depending on experience
Dates: Immediately through mid September. Possibility of ongoing work.
Hours: 7 p.m. to midnight; three to five days per week
To apply: Please e-mail resume and cover letter outlining experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Freelance Photo Assistant" in the subject line and include your hours of availability. If you're also available during the day, please note this. No calls please.
Information Architect/User Experience Design Lead
Description: Nymag.com is looking for an information architect/user experience designer to play a fundamental role in shaping the site’s wealth of content (listings, reviews, user reviews, essays, service pieces, blog posts, video, and photography) into an experience that serves the user exceptionally well while addressing core business needs.
The information architect will head up the logical design effort for new projects as well as lead the ongoing analysis, improvement, and maintenance of the site's organizational and navigational foundation. We’re looking for a user advocate who is comfortable working in all facets of what might be described as information architecture, including: collaborative development and documentation of project requirements, site-mapping, defining informational and navigational hierarchies/taxonomies, working with use cases and process flows, low- and hi-fi wire-framing, defining high-level interaction, and performing heuristic evaluations. The IA will work in concert with other members of the user experience, development, and project teams to ensure that user interaction concepts are executed as planned, and will lead the effort to build and maintain a UI pattern library.
Experience administering usability tests and performing path analysis is a plus, as are additional design or development skills. Also essential: excellent verbal and written communication skills, enthusiasm, curiosity, and flexibility.
This is a mid- to senior-level position reporting to the design director.
To apply: E-mail a cover letter, résumé, urls, and salary requirements to email@example.com. Please put "Information Architect " in the subject line. No calls please.
Creative Technologist/CSS Lead
The creative technologist, a core member of the user experience design team, works with the information architect and other members of the design and development teams to advance the usability, utility, and experiential elegance of Nymag.com. Responsibilities include:
- Creating and maintaining iterative XHTML wireframes, with clean and reusable code, from information architecture through to production-ready templates according to final visual design
- Building within current, site-wide CSS patterns while making necessary improvements to existing code and adding new definitions as necessary.
- Implementing cross-browser/platform web layouts and user interfaces
The ideal candidate is:
- Either a front-end web UI developer with strong visual aptitude or a designer with expert CSS/XHTML skills plus scripting abilities
- A pragmatic web standards enthusiast
… and will possess:
- The assumption that elegance in function and beauty in visual design are not mutually exclusive
- Capacity to work effectively in collaboration with others to achieve shared goals
- Excellent communication skills
- Enthusiasm, curiosity, and flexibility
This is a mid- to senior-level position reporting to the design director.
To apply: E-mail a cover letter, résumé, urls, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Creative Technologist " in the subject line. No calls please.
Product Development / Project Managers
Description:New York Magazine's web team is planning an aggressive schedule of new feature launches for 2007 and 2008. To help us meet our deadlines and define new products (editorial, design, functionality, advertising opportunities, and administrative tools), we're looking for talented Product Development/Project Managers with a passion for editorial products. The Project Manager will research the competition, write specifications for the design and development teams, manage a rigorous schedule with a firm but diplomatic hand, QA releases, and act as a liaison between the edit, tech, and design teams. Applicant must have prior experience launching websites or web-based projects. Qualified candidates will have experience with information architecture, requirements documentation, project management software, and working with editorial, development and design teams. Full-time permanent and temporary assignments available.
To apply: E-mail cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to email@example.com. Please put "Project Manager" in the subject line. No calls please.
Description:Editor needed to help oversee day-to-day publishing on Nymag.com. Responsibilities include home page editing; line-editing features and coordinating packages; assigning text and video editorial; and generally troubleshooting whatever issues arise in the operations of a website that publishes new content hourly. You will be expected to generate news ideas daily. You should be familiar with blogs, CMS, RSS feeds, commenting systems, web video, and the current landscape of web editorial. You should be able to multi-task constantly, think on the fly, and coordinate between multiple departments and roles, including print editorial. Position reports to Editorial Director.
To apply: E-mail cover letter, résumé, clips, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Senior Editor, nymag.com" in the subject line. No calls please.
Description:New York Magazine's Web team is looking for a freelance copy editor to help out two to three days a week. The copy editor will edit blog posts, section pages, event listings, and newsletters in a fast-paced environment. Must have a strong command of grammar and an eye for detail. Should be familiar with Words Into Type. Experience using Movable Type and Dreamweaver a plus. Position is part-time.
To apply: E-mail hours of availability, a cover letter, résumé, clips, and salary requirements to email@example.com. Please put "Freelance Copy editor" in the subject line. No calls please.
Description: New York Magazine's Web team is looking for full-time freelance fact-checkers. Candidates should have previous fact-checking experience and an eye for detail. Copyediting experience a plus.
To apply: E-mail a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Freelance Fact-checker " in the subject line. No calls please.
Freelance Listings Writers
Description: New York Magazine's Web team is looking for freelancers to write crisp, concise online listings (that run approximately 150 words) for the following sections: attractions, bars, stores, and restaurants. Applicants should have experience in writing short, snappy profiles and be able to capture the New York voice. Sample clips are required.
Pay: $50 per listing
To apply: E-mail a cover letter, résumé, and at least three short clips to email@example.com. Put "Freelance Listings Writer" in the subject line. No calls please.
Freelance Menu Project Assistant
Description: New York magazine’s website is looking for food-savvy freelance assistants to work on the Menu Project, an undertaking which has already added thousands of menus online. The assistant will be responsible for prepping menus for the data entry team (i.e., light clerical work and some typing), adding menus to the site, and helping track new restaurants on Grub Street. One part-time position is available. Knowledge of local restaurant scene and food is essential. The project requires candidates with excellent organizational skills, an eye for detail, a professional phone manner, and previous typing experience.
To apply: E-mail a résumé and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Menu Project Assistant” in the subject field. No calls please.
--tech & development--
Senior Content Management Software Engineer
Description: New York Magazine is pursuing an aggressive Internet-expansion strategy and is seeking a seasoned software engineer with strong Perl skills to join its online-media team. The engineer will be developing and extending internal content-management systems, with responsibilities ranging from working with business leaders to define requirements to managing the launch process and many tasks in between. This is a challenging position requiring in-depth knowledge of LAMP technologies. The job is based in midtown Manhattan near Rockefeller Center. The engineer needs to be comfortable working in a fluid environment as well as handling a variety of assignments and technologies. We have a very sharp, passionate, and fast-moving development team that prides itself on technical excellence and innovation. People who are used to staid corporate environments or heads-down focusing on one thing will not be happy here; people who thrive on learning new technologies, defining their jobs, having a direct contribution to the success of the business, and thinking entrepreneurially will do well.
- Designing and developing new applications or enhancements to our open-source content-management system (Krang) or blogging system (Movable Type)
- Helping to refine the technical architecture of the site
- Investigating new Web technologies and determining their role in the business
- Working with product-management team to identify promising new technologies and developing proofs-of-concept
- Serving as development lead on projects involving contract development teams
- Refining business requirements for new site features and working with editorial team to enhance site usability
Qualifications: This is a hands-on development position requiring the following:
To apply: E-mail a résumé and cover letter to email@example.com. Please put “Content Management Engineer ” in the subject field. No calls please.
- Expert-level proficiency in object-oriented Perl (minimum 5 years experience)
- Expert-level proficiency developing mod_perl compliant applications, with extensive experience porting CGI applications to mod_perl preferred.
- Working knowledge with CGI::Application, Catalyst, or other MVC Perl development framework
- Active working knowledge of AJAX
- Experience with Python a strong plus
Description: New York Magazine is pursuing an aggressive Internet-expansion strategy and is seeking a release and software QA coordinator to join its online-media team. The coordinator needs to be comfortable working in a fluid environment as well as handling a variety of assignments and technologies. We have a very sharp, passionate, and fast-moving development team that prides itself on technical excellence and innovation. People who are used to staid corporate environments or heads-down focusing on one thing will not be happy here; people who thrive on learning new technologies, defining their jobs, having a direct contribution to the success of the business, and thinking entrepreneurially will do well. This individual will be a member of the technology team and will be responsible for overseeing the release management of technology assets for New York Magazine's external Website (www.nymag.com). This person also will coordinate software-quality assurance for all releases. Responsibilities include developer support, revision-control management, application installations, software testing (scripted and manned), and assisting in the upkeep of internal documentation repositories. The ideal candidate is a highly organized individual with software-development and system-administration experience who will be able to manage, tag, and test software releases with varied release cycles.
Qualifications: This is a hands-on position requiring the following:
To apply: E-mail a résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Release Manager ” in the subject field. No calls please.
- 2–3 years of system-administration experience in an enterprise Linux environment (preferably a RedHat Enterprise Linux 4)
- 2–3 years experience in managing or executing software-quality-assurance processes
- 3–4 years of software-development experience in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl) environment
- Experience with MySQL v.4.1 and v.5 is required. Exposure to database clustering a plus.
- Extensive experience with all aspects of the SDLC required, including methodologies such as iterative development, regression testing, and continuous integration
- Extensive experience working within an SVN revision-control environment, including heavy experience with tagging, branching, merging, and version reconciliation, as well as patch management
- Prior experience with developing automated nightly build processes a strong plus
- Prior experience with performance-testing tools such as JMeter
- Prior experience with authoring scripted testing tools and test harnesses for applications
- Experience with JIRA issue tracking a strong plus
- 2–3 years of technical writing experience
- Good CSS skills a big plus