UX/UI Product Designer III
The USA TODAY NETWORK is looking for a talented Senior Product Designer to play a key role helping to both elevate product design research methodologies and bring rigor and clarity to our iterative design process.
You must submit a link to a digital portfolio with your application to be considered. Please include a link on your resume.
You have a passion for design craft and abilities as a strategic thinker. You will help lead initiatives to marry the analytical with the creative. As a Senior Product Designer, you will work with UI Designers, product managers, business analysts and technology developers to shape next-gen consumer experiences. This role goes far beyond improving news sites. Were transforming the ways in which information is gathered, experienced and shared. Imagine a world where reading, watching and listening are not passive acts where the distance between journalist and consumer evaporates. Through our apps, websites, content verticals and events, the USA TODAY NETWORK taps into the zeitgeist of neighborhoods and communities, in ways no other American media brand can.
Lead ethnographic and qualitative research, followed by iterative user testing to validate insights
Translate insights and strategy into concept prototypes, clearly communicating your vision through your artifacts.
Lead team efforts to define methodologies to reach and make sense of the voice of the customer (design research, work-session facilitation, prototyping) to identify opportunity areas and unmet customer needs
Drive strategic consideration of the desired customer experience through frameworks, product prioritization, roadmaps, CX designs, etc.
Use visual and tangible storytelling to share your discoveries, influence stakeholders and create energy around an idea or an initiative
Leverage a generative work style: you can visualize and iterate rapidly at different levels of fidelity (e.g., sketches, wireframes)
Iterate on design strategies and UX solutions that address business goals and customer needsEnsure consistency in UX flows and interactions across multiple platforms and devices
Bachelors Degree or higher in related field (design strategy, UX design, communication design, or industrial design) required
4-7 years of design experience of design experience preferably within a news, publishing or agency setting.
Hands-on knowledge of Design tools (Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, Figma, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.)
Understand how to translate enterprise design solutions across break points and/or key platforms
Understanding of web analytics to inform data-driven CX solutions
Hands on expertise with product design and agile methodologies
Strong expertise in human-centered design and design thinking tools and methods
Experience with a digital product & services company
Proven ability to translate insights into design opportunities within constraints.
Fluent in empathy research methodologies, UX research, and usability testing
In depth experience in key UX areas like empathy research, design strategy, information architecture
Experience in designing solutions for mobile UI, native apps, Desktop UI
Strong sense of collaboration; you should thrive in iterative, cross-disciplinary environments
Comfortable trying new things and failing quickly to get to optimal solution
Use design to communicate complex concepts, whether theyre conversations, frameworks, or ideas
Ability to drive consensus via facilitation, storytelling, brainstorming