Senior Product Designer, Wirecutter (REQ-012703_New_York)
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About the position
Wirecutter is seeking an experienced Senior Product Designer to join our growing team. As the Senior Product Designer you will lead design that strengthens our relationship with readers by:
Creating a valuable and personalized logged-in experience
Developing new formats to deliver more helpful, engaging and inspiring content to our readers
Evolving and improving the Wirecutter experience across platforms
Designing tools that help our readers make the most of Wirecutter
Partnering successfully with the rest of The New York Times to ensure continuity across the reader experience
Lead design that drives impact across projects and features
Plan, prioritize, sequence, and drive work alongside cross-functional teams
Be reader-focused with a deep curiosity about behavior and mindfulness of the complexities that build trust and help our readers make decisions
Quickly create sketches, mockups, and prototypes to visualize and communicate solutions
Elegantly architect complex end-to-end flows
Create high-quality, production-ready design deliverables
Conduct/design for discovery interviews with readers
Synthesize and implement insights from reader interviews, analytics, and usability testing
Contribute to a creative culture by providing feedback and thoughtful critique to other designers
Work in close collaboration with engineering and product to quickly make designs a reality
Work with other designers to ensure consistency and design quality across the entire experience
Collaborate cross-functionally to define roadmaps and goals
Help recruit designers to the team and/or company
Consider the effects of your work on other teams, helping identify and resolve cross-team problems
5+ years of design experience in an in-house product team or consultancy
Distinctive portfolio of shipped products that exist and are loved in the world
Fully competent across product design — able to deliver across UX, visual design, and motion
Strong visual design skills, typographic sensibility, and understanding of brand identity
Deep understanding of human-centered design practice, UI/UX standards, and how qualitative research and data inform product and design decisions
Demonstrated ability to balance user needs, brand and business goals
Proven aptitude for working through ambiguous and complex problems
A great listener who loves giving and receiving honest, thoughtful feedback
Able to communicate design effectively, regardless of the audience or medium
Even with our office in New York City, Wirecutter remains a highly remote-friendly culture and is proud to employ incredible people across the country. Right now, we are eligible to hire in the following states: CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, ME, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA.
Wirecutter strives to be the most trusted product recommendation service on the internet. We obsessively test and report on thousands of items each year to recommend the best of everything. Our goal is to save you time and eliminate the stress of shopping, whether you’re looking for everyday gear or gifts for loved ones. We work with total editorial independence. That means nothing appears on the site as a recommendation unless our writers and editors have deemed it the best through our rigorous reporting and testing. Wirecutter was founded in September 2011 and acquired by The New York Times Company in October 2016. Wirecutter is mission-driven and reader-supported; learn more about us here.
Overview of Benefits at Wirecutter and The New York Times Company:
Though Wirecutter has a physical office in New York City, the company promotes and encourages a remote workforce, so that our employees can work in flexible and comfortable ways. We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program as well as tuition reimbursement. We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of affinity and employee resource groups and task forces across The New York Times Company and Wirecutter dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
The New York Times Company and Wirecutter provide employees and their families access to a comprehensive suite of benefits that includes not only medical, dental, and vision coverage, but also programs that help support their wellness goals. We offer a full suite of work/life assistance benefits including a generous parental leave policy, which was recently expanded in response to employee feedback. Employees giving birth now receive 20 weeks of paid leave. Non-birth, including adoptive parents, spouses, and parents also receive 20 weeks of paid leave. In addition, we also offer 401k matching.
The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.
The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.