We’re looking for a customer-centric designer to join our UXD team based in London. In this role, you’ll work with stakeholders from around the business, product owners and developers across our publications to help drive discovery and influence the roadmaps to continuously enhance our digital offering.
We are; News UK a great company full of passionate, talented, and creative people. We are a company with journalism at its very heart. Our newspapers are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. We have different products with different values and viewpoints, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.
Your Team; The UXD HUB is a team of designers working across all of our NewsUK digital products. This role offers the ability to work cross title; looking at The Times and The Sunday Times, The Sun and Wireless which includes brands like TalkSPORT and Virgin Radio. The UXD HUBs main focus will be on researching and developing initial ideas to help accelerate product improvements and define outcomes that are as yet unknown to the business.
Your Role; As a UX designer, you will report to the Head of UXD, News UK and will work closely with the other team members focusing on discovery of new ideas, researching and recommending new features and enhancements to continuously improve the products. This role will be cross-title so you will get the opportunity to pick up varied projects from multiple different publications. Your role will be pivotal to ensure that our ideas are reflective of our brands and validated thoroughly by testing with our users.
You’ll have a passion for design & technology. You’ll be hands-on and willing to work in a fast-paced, ever-moving environment. You’ll keep up-to-date with the latest advances in technology, design trends and have a passion for data.
Day to day responsibilities:
Follow our UCD process and be an advocate for the way we work
Champion testing methodologies and ensure all projects are validated with users
Ideate and create deliverables, scamps and interactive prototypes
Continuously look for data and any insights to back up decision making
Work with the team to build out journeys at lo-fidelity all the way through to prototypes to better visualise products and features for user research, stakeholder communications and for development teams
Continuously being the voice of the customer and thoroughly testing everything we do to eradicate assumptions
Work closely with colleagues within the wider UX&D teams to ensure learnings are being shared across the board so there's awareness of projects
Work in a fast paced environment and be able to work across multiple projects at one time
Stay abreast of innovations in UX best practices, tools and topics of interest to the community and help infuse them back into the team
What we’re looking for from you:
Experience working on one of the following; web, mobile web, native apps
Experience in working in collaborative environments alongside other disciplines
Creative and conceptual thinker
Prototyping skills; experience of one of the following - InVision, Figma, Flinto, Principle etc.
Presentation skills; story-telling with every project with documentation where necessary
Ability to manage time well and respond to time constraints accordingly
What's in it for you? We are a diverse and dynamic team, with opportunities to learn and develop your skills in a supportive environment. We are remote-first (though have an amazing office), a flexible working pattern and a great team culture. We’ll help you deliver your best work and grow you with career and personal development through training, conferences and courses.
We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK. Alongside pay, we offer:
A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
A comprehensive private medical scheme covering pre-existing conditions;
Maternity leave of up to 18 weeks full basic salary and paternity leave of up 2 weeks full basic salary;
Discounted rates for Fitness First gym membership for employees and immediate family;
A range of different flexible working options, which can be requested by employees;
Interest free commuter loan of up to £10,000 tax free
‘Bikes For Work’ scheme to save income tax and national insurance;
Up to four Volunteering Days per year for employees to use on charities of choice;
Health and wellbeing benefits including on-site physio/massage, counselling, legal advice, and others.
We are a diverse team and strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential. We want to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised, utilised and celebrated.
News UK is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its employees and applicants. We oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace.
We thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We make better decisions, we’re stronger and happier, and it’s the right thing to do.