Excellence in news demands excellence in our customers’ experiences. Our Experience Group brings together Product, UX, Technology, Program Management, and Customer Research with a single purpose: to connect people to the news that matters most when they need it and where they need it by creatively defining and building connected, innovative and sustainable experiences/products that are data informed and with a customer lens.
We are looking for a Lead Experience Designer, WSJ Pro to work with the WSJ UX Design team, combining innovation and usability to contribute to the creation of the world's leading design ecosystem from a product perspective.
In this role you will create experiences that engage and appeal to customers, enhance our usability and improve the user experience through the use of imagery, color, shapes, typography, and form, ensuring our experiences appear trustworthy, informative and true to our brand. The ideal candidate should have a passion for user-centric design and the tools and processes that make it happen.
Your expertise should bring an understanding of component based design and design systems to contribute to a scalable, sustainable approach that enables speed to market, evolution, and optimization. This will be a highly collaborative role requiring partnerships with SMEs, Editorial, UX Architecture, Technology, Research, and Product.
The Lead Experience Designer, WSJ Pro will report to the WSJ Design Director.
Bring industry best practices and visual design principle to your solutions
Create solutions that meet both customer needs and business objectives
Collaborate with UX Architects on optimizing the user flow and overall experience
Create visual concepts that communicate the overall vision and approach for a project, developing the overall look and feel and delivering final designs
Optimize experiences by strategically implementing images, colors, fonts, and other elements in order to enhance a design or interaction, and engage users.
Contribute to the creation of visual patterns in our design system
Maintain brand consistency while designing new products and experiences
Explore and validate solutions by creating prototypes for and actively participating in user testing
Incorporate recommendations and analysis from our Customer Insights and UX Research teams
Coordinate on ensuring we meet requirements for accessibility
Independently deliver on projects and work with others on teams
Be able to function as a UX lead for a project, independently organize and deliver on small to medium size projects, including detailed execution, approvals and stakeholder acceptance.
Other duties and projects as assigned
Last but never least, serve as an advocate for our readers, keeping their needs at the heart of our digital solutions
Required Skill Set:
Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Strong grasp of UI, HCI and UX principles
Understanding of best practices for mobile, web-based and responsive design
Experience with component based design
Experience working with Design Systems
Experience working with Agile
Experience working with Figma
A strong portfolio that demonstrates your experience and UX skills, illustrating step by step solutions for features
A portfolio that displays a clear examples of deliverables
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in the design of News or Financial Services
Familiarity with WCAG accessibility standards and compliance
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .
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Business Area: TECHNOLOGY - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Job Category: Union Status:
Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified
Req ID: 33542