The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Senior Product Designer to join the WSJ Innovation team. Your focus will be on new initiatives and experiments across the newsroom. You will be connected to our large community of designers at the Journal to draw on broader tools, best practices and research. You will work with the fundamental building blocks of our interface, from typography to imagery to interactivity. You’ll also measure and improve our product through customer feedback.
The Innovation Department is part of the Journal’s Strategy unit, which is an incubator for new technologies, audience growth, community and news innovation. As a member of Innovation, you will work closely with writers, video journalists, visual journalists, editors, product managers, engineers, UX Researchers, data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and more in a lively, collaborative initiative to discover new offerings of journalistic value. You will also work closely with newsroom leadership and the Journal’s visual, product, design and engineering departments. There is room in this role to develop both journalism skills and engineering skills, and career paths from these jobs can lead in multiple directions.
It’s essential to have an enthusiasm for news and the public mission of journalism in this role. The Journal is the most trusted news outlet in the country, and it is expanding its appeal among new audiences. You will help us identify, prototype, build and maintain new forms of journalism, newsroom tools and applications that require technical and creative rigor.
You will report to the WSJ Newsroom Innovation Chief.
Design and deliver product specifications for new features and experiments in the department
Take the lead in framing and solving hard problems; drive innovative efforts that uncover new value with new kinds of experiences; present company as an industry leader in design
Work with other members of the product design team to maintain consistent interface patterns across all WSJ products and brand experiences.
Advocate and evolve design’s role within the organization and its product development processes
Outputs include: Interface Mockups, Design Presentations, Sketch Files, Clickable Prototypes, Style Guides and UI kits
8+ years experience crafting user interfaces for content-rich websites and apps
A leader who prefers to manage projects over managing people
Uses design methods not as a tool to solve execution problems, but to identify new opportunities for value creation
In-depth understanding of modern web technology and the latest accessibility standards
Proficiency with Sketch, Abstract, InVision, and other design & prototyping tools
Comfortable working in a fast-paced and highly dynamic environment
Can clearly explain ideas and concepts both written and verbally
Comprehensive understanding of typography and layout principles
Experience in an entrepreneurial, new product project and/or start-up company
Experience in user research
An understanding of UI best-practices and user behavior in the context of monetized digital products
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
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Req ID: 18592