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UX Designer

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Nick Walters
Nick Walters
Consultant

Job Description
UX designer
We are looking for a UX designer to join the product design team.
You will join a team that defines the digital product experiences for the website, mobile apps, newsletters, subscriber journeys and editorial publishing tools.
You will be self-motivated, have a fascination with solving problems, and be at ease working independently or collaboratively as part of a team. You will be passionate about developing a suite of products that will engage our subscribers so they get the best experience possible.
You will be brimming with creative ideas and have a demonstrable interest in current affairs and culture.
 

Skills and experience

  • In-depth product design capabilities
    Experience and knowledge of industry-standard product design software, such as Figma, Sketch and Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as prototyping tools, and research tools such as Userzoom etc.
  • Strong communication skills
    The ability to collaborate with other disciplines, to sell your ideas confidently, while always knowing when to push and when to pull. Experience of facilitating working sessions with cross-functional teams.
  • UX standards
    Understanding of human-centred design principles. A track record of making impactful change through smart, data-driven UX implementation. Strong knowledge of the latest industry standards in web and app user experience.
  • Research
    Happy taking part and conducting research with readers, interpreting results, identifying needs and putting them into action.
  • Design System
    Champion and contribute the use of design system (Newskit) and how it's executed within the product experience
  • Keeping a cool head
    The ability to deliver on time in a fast-paced environment with short and long-term deadlines.
  • Think creatively
    The skill to think outside the box and solve problems, not just be an artworker. Be enthusiastic about an idea and bring people along with you.
  • Attention to detail
    An awareness of product design trends and the desire to deliver beautiful, user-centred solutions. Be keen to self-evaluate your work, but always be open to feedback from peers.
  • Industry experience
    Ideally editorial/publishing or subscriber-based product experience, but not essential.
  • Coding
    An understanding of the structural components of the web, eg HTML and CSS.
  • Collaboration
    Collaboration is key. A lot of stakeholders means a lot of discussions – it’s good to talk, but you should know when you need to crack on to hit that deadline.

This job is for you if…

 

  • You love product design and you’re interested in news and current affairs.
  • You enjoy collaborating with a variety of stakeholders from different disciplines/sections of the paper, all wanting their say. We don’t design by committee, but you love balancing all the opinions to create the best possible outcome.
  • If you want the opposite of a small design agency experience.

About the design team

The product design team aims to deliver clean, engaging ways of attracting customers and telling stories. Our overarching aim is to deliver a beautiful product that serves our journalism in the best way possible, with new and innovative ways of reaching existing subscribers and attracting potential new readers.

 

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