Senior Product Designer

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 19, 2022
Closes
Aug 12, 2022
Ref
JR-90273785
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Job Summary

The Washington Post is seeking a Senior Product Designer to join its Research, Experimentation and Development (RED) team. In this position, you will support both Washington Post proprietary ad formats and internal creative management platforms. You should be excited about shaping digital advertising to meet the needs of The Washington Post's advertising partners and online users and should be curious about the advertising landscape. You should have experience building high-quality custom advertising formats. This role reports to the Director of Product Management for RED.

The position may be based in our New York or Washington, D.C., offices or may be remote.

Motivation
  • You have a history of executing digital products using excellent multi-platform instincts
  • You show solid business acumen when assessing advertising needs against design constraints
  • You have a history of hitting tight deadlines with multiple stakeholders with competing needs
  • You want to influence how readers consume digital ads in a rapidly changing landscape
  • You bring a positive energy to the team and help attract top talent to the organization


Responsibilities
  • Create conceptual wireframes, prototypes, and final visual designs for multiple platforms and breakpoints by gathering user and project requirements.
  • Drive product decisions forward by leading workshops and ideation sessions and building consensus among peers and stakeholders.
  • Represent the end-user within the RED product team by advocating for their needs and bring awareness to their goals and pain points.
  • Define requirements and prioritize design-related roadmap items by establishing a clear vision for the future of the assigned product(s) and work with respective product manager(s).
  • Design and specify details of user interfaces, interaction patterns, and information architecture, complete with the details needed for engineering to execute your vision.
  • Conduct regular research and usability tests for new products and product features by collaborating with members of the design and product teams.
  • Seek feedback of product team(s), fellow designers, and stakeholders by presenting work and sharing designs, context and rationale for decisions.
  • Contribute to developing high-quality products by owning the design QA for the assigned initiatives, testing product features, and filing bugs as needed.
  • Help build the RED Advertising Design System by contributing patterns and defining cross-product components.
  • Contribute to the team's success by identifying opportunities for process improvements, providing design feedback, and sharing insights and industry news.
  • Help educate others outside of the design team on the value and processes of product design.


Qualifications
  • BS/BA in Design, HCI, or related field; Master's degree a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience designing advertising products for online platforms.
  • Strong portfolio of forward-thinking ad design systems.
  • Experience in executing and facilitating concept ideation, wireframing, design iterations, design QA and successful product launches across multiple platforms.
  • Experience planning and executing a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Experience working with a design system, a bonus if involved with the building and launch of a new enterprise design system.
  • Ability to confidently present your design work, rationale, and accept constructive feedback.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant design tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
  • Familiarity with basic accessibility standards.
  • Experience with Google Web Designer is preferred.
  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS is preferred.


The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?

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