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Sr. UX Designer

Company name
Dow Jones

Location
Princeton, NJ, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
It, Design

Posted on
Feb 05, 2021

Valid Through
May 21, 2021

Profile

(Open to remote working)

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Senior UX Designer to join the WSJ Product Design team with a focus on helping our teams think inclusively in how they approach product design. The role is highly collaborative and will involve working with all members of the Product Design Team, as well as various partners throughout WSJ DXS (Digital Experience and Strategy). This role will help shape the vision for our products and drive cohesive narratives across multiple platforms and touch points.

Our ideal candidate will have experience working with digital subscription products, and a comprehensive understanding of user journeys, interaction and engagement. Experience working within news media or digital publication is a bonus, but not essential.

We envision this role bringing an additional layer of strategic thinking and fidelity to our design work, which will involve taking the time to understand our broader business goals, and how to translate them into actionable insights, and tangible outcomes. This will also include maintaining the balance between our business requirements and our users needs, ensuring that we are making sustainable decisions and building foundations for long-term success.

We see this role as a conduit between the design of our products, our strategic thinking and business requirements. This is an opportunity to have a meanfuling impact and help shape the future of how our audiences experience our best-in-class journalism. In particular, this person will have a remit to provide strategic thinking and insights to our other designers, researchers, product managers, engineers and colleagues of other disciplines on how to think inclusively in their product development. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and want to ensure that this is part of all our product processes.

Responsibilities

Understanding our broader business goals and how to practically work towards them, while balancing and advocating for our users needs

Work with members of our Product Design team throughout all stages of our projects from ideation to execution

Enhance our user experience by making tasks simpler, increasing engagement and expanding reach

Contribute to writing product-focused copy that supports our product objectives and improves our user experience

Partner and work collaboratively with the various teams within DXS (Digital Experience & Strategy)

Create and develop presentations, wireframes, user journeys, sitemaps and prototypes

Have a strong understanding of best-practices as they apply to our products and user experience

Deliver timely and tangible findings and prioritized recommendations to stakeholders and business partners

Documenting our work and capturing our insights for future products and experiences

Communicating with multiple teams, keeping them informed and ensuring visibility

Work in close collaboration with our UX Research team

Experience

6 years experience in UX Design

A comprehensive understanding of UX Design and writing practices

Experience with inclusive product design

A collaborative and inclusive approach that can work in harmony with the many different teams and stakeholders

Experience working with digital subscription products

Ability to think holistically across multiple platforms (Web, app and off-platform)

A strong appreciation for brand value and consistency

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to present and articulate ideas with confidence and clarity

Organized and diligent with all work and documentation

Awareness and understanding of the digital product landscape

Experience or comprehensive understanding of UX Research and/or UI Design

Design at WSJ

We know that the best candidates are not always the obvious ones. Rather than sticking to a rigid criteria, we search for exceptional candidates with the following in mind:

Flexible

While most of our roles have specific requirements, we don't have an exact person in mind. Even if candidates don't tick every box on paper, it doesn't mean they couldn't be a great fit. Our criteria are never rigid, and we evaluate each candidate on individual merit.

Personal

Our process is never automated and we take the time to review every application we receive. This usually entails reading the CV and reviewing each candidate's portfolio or website in detail before making any decisions.

Attentive to Detail

It goes without saying that an attention to detail matters. This isn't just the work in a portfolio, but everything we have to evaluate an application, including the CV, cover letter and how the work is presented. We consider these details just as much as the work itself.

Diverse in Background

People's backgrounds and careers are rarely linear or meet exact criteria. We're always on the lookout for people with different backgrounds, skill sets, and experiences and we often see these as an advantage.

People, Not Portfolios

Quality of work and tangible skills are important, but we consider more than that. Day-to-day we work with people, not their portfolios. Specific skills can be developed with a willingness to learn, but the right team dynamic is just as important.

Always Inclusive

Diversity and inclusiveness is one of the key factors in the success of our team. We actively encourage anyone who believes they are a good fit to apply.

Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation in the subject line.

Business Area: TECHNOLOGY - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Job Category: IT Development Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view Find Jobs - Dow Jones. Thank you.

Req ID: 22509

Company info

Dow Jones
Website : http://www.dowjones.com

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