Senior Product Designer/Developer, Email Newsletters

Washington, DC
Aug 09, 2021
Oct 02, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

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

In this Senior Product Designer/Developer role, you'll focus on the UX, UI, visual design, and development of our email newsletter experiences. Our newsletter content is published to millions of subscribers daily. The ideal candidate will have passion for designing and developing email newsletter experiences across a variety of email platforms and clients. The role will include day-to-day collaboration with newsroom editors, engineering teams, and both news and product designers.

You'll be part of a team of more than twenty five designers. You'll collaborate with product managers and internal stakeholders across multiple teams to identify, ideate and propose new approaches to help redefine email newsletter experiences from The Washington Post.

Here's what you'll be working on:
  • This role will be responsible for both designing and developing email experiences
  • HTML coding and development for email using responsive design and email coding best practices.
  • Troubleshoot email campaigns across multiple platforms and email clients
  • Perform day-to-day email production activities including email campaign development, testing, deployment and monitoring
  • Develop rule-based email templates that integrate personalized dynamic content elements
  • Propose new A/B tests to improve our KPIs
  • Creating innovative experiences across our email newsletter product suite
  • Designing and presenting mockups, wireframes, sitemaps, user flows, and prototypes that adhere to user-centered design principles and email standards to produce high-quality visuals, from concept to execution
  • Working with other designers to establish style guides, standards, and design systems
  • Partnering with engineering, newsroom, and product leadership to ideate and create new features and experiences in our email newsletters
  • Work on the entire lifecycle of the product: research, user flows, prototyping, high fidelity comps, and collaboration with engineers on implementation
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in our products and process by leveraging your design experiences, email best practices and user insights to recommend solutions

This ideal candidate for this role:
  • Must be hands-on with design and development for email newsletter experiences
  • Constantly looks for ways to optimize our products and experiences
  • Loves to collaborate closely with colleagues in research, product management, engineering, newsroom and non-technical partners
  • Is organized, driven and excited about designing and developing for email
  • 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 experiences
  • Has working knowledge of Javascript for email platforms
  • Loves designing through collaboration with partners across newsroom, engineering, and product management

You have:
  • A portfolio that shows a strong body of work including outstanding visual and user interface designs, and cross email client development
  • 4+ years of design experience designing and developing for email platforms
  • An established track record of producing business results through design
  • Knowledge of research techniques including user/stakeholder interviews, persona creation, journey mapping, and usability testing
  • A collaborative spirit and a proven ability to work well with others, building strong partnerships across teams
  • Comfort with design and prototyping software like Figma, Sketch, the Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, and Principle
  • Experience with or strong interest in digital media and news

    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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