The New York Times newspaper posted a job called “Lead, Blockchain Exploration” on Wednesday (March 13), and later took it down, according to reports.
The posting said the organization was looking for someone to “design a blockchain-based proof of concept for news publishers.”
The company said it was searching for a “forward-looking leader” who would work in the company’s research and development division.
“You will codify the vision for the research project and share that vision with potential stakeholders at other media organizations,” the post said. “You should bring a deep understanding of the intersection of the New York Times and the evolving space we inhabit in the media technology landscape.”
The job posting said candidates should have an “established track record in real-world application of new technologies,” and a “mixed skill set with some experience in at least 3 of: journalism, product, design, software development, hardware engineering, user research.”
The job is meant to be temporary, the posting said, and should only last 12 months.
The New York Times has covered cryptocurrency and blockchain in depth in the past, and published a piece titled “Demystifying the Blockchain” last year.
In other blockchain news, earlier this month it was reported that CULedger, a credit union, inked a partnership with IBM to create blockchain services geared toward credit unions.
According to a report in Fintech Futures, the idea behind the project is to use permission-based blockchain technology so credit unions can reach more members who don’t have access to financial services. With a permissioned blockchain network, services can be shared between credit unions, which could improve identification authentication and compliance surrounding regulations, know your customer, lending and payments. Under the plan, credit union members would be able to access the CULedger via a digital credential dubbed MyCUID. Members would be able to conduct transactions with any credit unions that are part of the blockchain network.