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 Design Studio - UX/UI Product Designer III - Gannett, Virginia, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: Gannett 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Creative services/Design
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: CNuKUQoEisMAaLxSRGgxvaiBEzpin5 / Latpro-3788326 
Date posted: Apr-27-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107

Description

Req #15231

Monday, April 26, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

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.


Key Responsibilities:
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


Requirements:


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


Gannett Co., Inc.is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Other details
  • Job Family UX
  • Job Function Product
  • Pay Type Salary

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