UX Designer II

Mclean, VA
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
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 US, 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 US, USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.To connect with us, visit .Team DescriptionThe Storytelling Studio designs and builds unique digital experiences to help elevate our journalists' most important work. We serve as a bridge between newsrooms and Gannett's product division, helping extend our web platform's capabilities and building tools for reporters and editors. The Storytelling Studio is part of a family of integrated teams that also include an AR/VR group, graphics desks, print design and digital engagement specialists.Role DescriptionWe are seeking a designer with outstanding skills in translating product requirements and audience goals into compelling presentations and intuitive interfaces. This person should be comfortable working within established brand identity systems and pattern libraries, but also adept at extending design systems as needed. In this role, you can expect toCollaborate intensively with counterparts in newsrooms, product UX and core platform development, corporate branding and marketing, in addition to the designers, developers and project managers of the Storytelling Studio.Design innovative storytelling approaches that capitalize on emerging browser or front-end development technology, while balancing the principles of journalism.Design user workflows and authoring environments commonly found in content management systems.Conduct user experience interviews, with both editorial stakeholders and audience members, and apply insights gained to improve designs.Work in an agile environment, moving from sketches, to wireframes, to prototypes and, ultimately, to polished product.Use engagement analytics data following publication to refine product designs and develop new hypotheses.Key Requirementsprior experience in UX / design, or equivalent role; previous experience in media or publishing preferredExperience across all phases of design and product developmentFluency with design tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe CC, Principle, Framer, Invision, Zeplin, etc.Experience with human-centered design and design thinkingThorough understanding of design for the interactive web, specifically mobileKnowledge of interdependency of web design on CSS, Javascript and browser standardsComfort with design and development version control systemsComfort with product management applications such as JIRA and ConfluenceDemonstrable motivation as self-starter and perpetual student of design and technologyBonus Points ForFront-end development skill, including familiarity with frameworks such as Svelte.Data visualization skill, including D3.js, Highcharts, or other similar frameworksNote On LocationThe Storytelling Studio is a distributed team open to remote work. In addition to our HQ-based colleagues, we currently have team members in Iowa, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois and New York, not to mention newsrooms in 33 states. Remote candidates should be familiar with tools such as Slack, Skype, Zoom, etc.#contentGan.contentGannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals' application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment Department at Recruit@.

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