Product Designer (Apps)

Washington, DC
Jun 03, 2019
Jul 18, 2019
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a Product Designer to join its Product Design team. This team of UX, UI and visual designers leads design strategy and visual approaches for The Post's suite of digital products, including, our native iOS and Android apps, internal tools and our paywall and account management experiences.

In this Product Designer role, you'll focus on both the UX and visual design of our native iOS and Android apps, including experiences for mobile, tablet and OTT devices. A passion for uncovering user needs, problem solving and enhancing end to end experiences is a must.

You'll be part of a team of more than a dozen designers. You'll collaborate with product managers, developers and internal stakeholders across multiple teams to identify, ideate on and propose new approaches for our native platform applications.

This ideal candidate for this role:
  • Wants to be hands-on with design and design strategy
  • Constantly looks for ways to improve the way our products look AND work
  • Loves to collaborate closely with colleagues in research, product management and engineering
  • Is organized, driven and excited about designing the news products of the future
  • Can clearly and passionately articulate the thinking behind a design
  • Is energized by problem-solving and loves to develop solutions for difficult problems
  • Enjoys gathering user and project requirements to create conceptual wireframes, prototypes, and final designs for user-facing and newsroom-facing products
  • Loves working in all phases of design from research through ideation, wireframing, visual design and prototyping
  • Is a heavy mobile user who delights in discovering new apps
  • Is attuned to emerging design trends and patterns within native ecosystems

You have:
  • A portfolio that shows a strong body of work including outstanding visual and user interface designs
  • 3+ years of design experience on digital platforms, preferably working on iOS and Android apps
  • Extensive experience designing interactive applications, preferably editorial
  • An established track record of producing business results through design
  • Deep knowledge of research techniques including competitive analysis, user interviews, persona creation and journey mapping
  • A collaborative spirit and a proven ability to work well with others, building strong partnerships across teams
  • Comfort with design and prototyping software like Sketch, the Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, and Principle
  • Experience with or strong interest in digital media and news

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