UX Designer II @ Gannett - New York, NY

Job Overview

12 days ago

UX Designer II

Gannett - New York, NY

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 U.S., 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 U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

Team Description
The 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 Description
We 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 to
  • Collaborate 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 Requirements
  • 5+ years in UX / design, or equivalent role; previous experience in media or publishing preferred
  • Experience across all phases of design and product development
  • Fluency with design tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe CC, Principle, Framer, Invision, Zeplin, etc.
  • Experience with human-centered design and design thinking
  • Thorough understanding of design for the interactive web, specifically mobile
  • Knowledge of interdependency of web design on CSS, Javascript and browser standards
  • Comfort with design and development version control systems
  • Comfort with product management applications such as JIRA and Confluence
  • Demonstrable motivation as self-starter and perpetual student of design and technology
Bonus Points For
  • Front-end development skill, including familiarity with frameworks such as Svelte.
  • Data visualization skill, including D3.js, Highcharts, or other similar frameworks
Note On Location
The 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.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

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