Jeremy Zilar

Jeremy Zilar

Editorial Strategy and Design

718-510-2236
125 Ocean Ave #4A.
Brooklyn, NY, 11225 USA

Work Experience

Mar 2015 Present
Time Inc.

Director of Platform Engineering, CMS

Hired and led a team of creative technologists to redesign and engineer Fortune Magazine, and the Fortune 500 dataset. Implemented an agile process to manage editorial, design, product and technology efforts. Developed a culture of iterative releases, and used data to help the team make goal-oriented decisions. Developed new editorial tools that enable the magazine to express its identity online.

Highlights: Recruited new talent for engineering teams. Implemented agile process to manage editorial, business and technology efforts. Facilitated culture of cross-team collaboration and knowledge sharing demos and transparent communication.

July 2012 Dec 2014
The New York Times

Editorial and Design Strategist

Worked independently and across teams on larger editorial strategy and design- related projects across the Times that spanned areas of branding, identity, editorial tools, and internal communication.

Highlights: Completed a full content audit of nytimes.com and mobile apps in advance of a major redesign, revealing overlaps in coverage, gaps in communication, and redundant work. Reimagined new online formats for The New York Times Magazine. Developed tools that used live data to help editors visualize the impact of their work and created ways for the Times to reach new audiences.

April 2006 July 2012
The New York Times

Blog Specialist / Design Technologist

Responsible for launching and leading the long-term digital strategy on 200+ blogs on NYTimes.com, including DealBook, Well, Bits, CityRoom, FiveThirtyEight, and The Lede. Oversaw the design and development of a scalable framework that included a flexible system for building branding and identity across multiple properties. Championed the Times’ early efforts to transform a print newsroom into a highly responsive, digital-first operation that could produce continuous and and real-time news on the web.

Highlights: In addition to designing and building a scalable framework, developed the editorial workflows across the newsroom and managed the daily digital operations across the platform. Developed initial newsroom strategies for breaking news, live coverage, live blogging, reader comments, and news over Twitter.

Aug 2011 Nov 2014
Rookie Magazine

Advisor / Project Manager

Approached by Ira Glass and Tavi Gevinson to oversee the design, build and launch Rookie Magazine, an alternative online publication for teenage girls. Established goals, set expectations and pulled together a team to design and build a publication and identity in under a month.

June 2005 April 2006
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Lead web designer/developer

Redesigned and developed the foundation’s website according to best practices at the time. Worked with nonprofit board, marketing teams, and heart surgeons to bring project to completion.

Aug 2011 Aug 2014
The Maple Street School, Brooklyn, NY

Board Member / Communications and Design

From 2011—2014, Jeremy was the Board Chair of Communication and Design at Maple Street School, a Cooperative Pre-School in Brooklyn, New York.

As chair, he restructured the communication and technology across the school and redesigned the school's identity, website and application process.

He now serves on the school's Advisory Board.

Education

The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

BFA, Painting, Drawing, and Digital Media
1998 May 2001

School of Visual Arts

Courses in design and typography
2005 2006