Odds and Ends

Traditional Design & New TechnologyI don’t often write ‘round up-style’ write weblog posts, but I’ve got a crazy week this week, so I’m going to make an exception. Most of the craziness is the fault of my coming trip to Austin, TX to attend this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival; I’m just running around trying to take care of everything before I go. For those of you attending, please see me come talk out of my butt on Saturday morning at 10:00a, when I’ll be participating in a panel called “Traditional Design &amp New Technology.” It’s in an early time slot, but I promise you, I’ll be glad you made it there. And you might learn something!

New Blog

With whatever spare time I can find, I’m enjoying a new weblog from my friend and former colleague at Behavior, Christopher Fahey. Back in the day, when I was trying to figure out what Subtraction.com was and why it even deserved to be on the Web at all, Chris, by contrast, had a fully articulated showcase for his ideas on design, art and technology over at Graphpaper.com. Now he’s blogging, and reading just a few of the entries he’s posted will immediately explain why I went into business with him: he’s flush with lots and lots of brain power.

Still Hiring

Finally, I wanted to take care of some more hiring matters over at my day job at NYTimes.com. First, there was some confusion about the job titles that I posted about, and I readily admit that they’re not as self-explanatory as they could be. Suffice it to say, a big organization like The New York Times has its own good reasons — or at least its own complicated reasons — why certain job descriptions match up to certain titles. If that kind of corporate pragmatism is hard for you to grapple with, maybe the Times isn’t the right employer for you — but for what it’s worth, I think it’s a great place to work.

Anyway, if you’re an ace visual designer, if you’re a master of client-side technologies, or if you’re an all-knowing information architect, then you’ll fit into one of those obscurely named job descriptions for sure. I encourage you to apply.

That said, I want to add another position to the mix. We’re hiring at a fairly fast clip, so I’ll be letting you know about future job postings, but in the meantime, we’re looking for a great project manager.

Wanted: Technical Project Manager

This person will lead the development of online software projects. He/she will manage communication between various groups involved, create required deliverables, track project progress, manage relationships with vendors and other groups, and keep up to date with latest technologies and competitive products/services. Comfort with Web technologies and HTML is required, as well as prior experience managing large-scale Web applications within similar industries.

Please read the full job description and use the “Apply” link on that page.