Senior Product Designer

Washington, DC
Sep 22, 2021
Oct 30, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

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

In this Senior Product Designer role, you'll focus on the UX, UI, and visual design of our web and mobile web experiences. The ideal candidate will have passion for identifying users' pain points and experience with designing through all phases of the product design process.

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 on and propose new approaches to our user experience to help redefine how The Washington Post digital experience is consumed by our millions of users.

Here's what you'll be working on:
  • Creating innovative experiences for our web and mobile experiences
  • Designing and presenting mockups, wireframes, sitemaps, user flows, and prototypes that adhere to user-centered design principles 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 capabilities
  • 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, best practices and user insights to recommend solutions

This ideal candidate for this role:
  • Must be hands-on with design and design strategy
  • Loves to collaborate closely with colleagues in research, product management, engineering and non technical partners
  • 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 products
  • Loves designing for news products

You have:
  • A portfolio that shows a strong body of work including outstanding visual and user interface designs
  • 4+ years of design experience on digital platforms
  • Extensive experience designing interactive applications, preferably news related
  • An established track record of producing business results through design
  • Deep 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
  • Experience working with and helping evolve design systems and component libraries
  • Comfort with design and prototyping software like Figma, Sketch, the Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, ProtoPie, 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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