Product Designer,The Economist

About the job

The Economist is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Product Designer to work within our Conversion team; with a primary focus on creating world-class, friction-less subscription purchase flows to drive significant impact for The Economist. You will be part of a team that is re-imagining and optimising these crucial steps in our subscription funnel, from converting anonymous users into registered users and ultimately paying subscribers.

You’ll be embedded in a cross functional team of Engineers and a Product Manager with a focus on our web products, including economist.com. Your role will be to produce end-to-end user experiences and create design deliverables ready for engineering. Your work will uphold The Economist brand digitally, maintaining a high bar of visual quality whilst ensuring technical constraints are considered to create intuitive user flows.

You’ll be able to demonstrate experience utilising subscription purchase best practise, comfortable sketching, creating prototypes and working through fidelity quickly. From user research to wireframes and user flows through to testing and validation – you’ll be responsible for working end-to-end.

You’ll be supported by a friendly and inclusive design team who have the autonomy to define and improve processes and care deeply about developing each other’s capabilities.

This role is based in our London office (20 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QW).

We offer flexible working and have systems in place to ensure working remotely when the need arises. However during the current Covid-19 situation, we are all remote, the intention is that when we are ready we will move back to spending more time in the office than not.

How you will contribute:

  • Working with key partners across the business (from product, editorial, marketing and data) to achieve shared goals
  • Plan, manage and run user research alongside your team to understand user behaviour and identify needs
  • Articulate key insights and translate them into testable artefacts like sketches, user flows or interactive prototypes that utilise The Economist brand to test assumptions and ideas
  • Map out user flows and journeys that think about edge cases as well as a happy path that broadens the teams’ understanding
  • Create production ready design assets and work with engineers to ensure a high quality experience is shipped
  • Facilitate workshops and/or design sprints that bring stakeholders and others along the product development journey
  • Communicate progress and product rationale to key partners by designing and delivering presentations; or through dialogue on an ad-hoc basis
  • Mentor and support other designers

The ideal skills and attributes for this role include:

  • A portfolio that demonstrates your design process and core craft skills including interaction and visual design across a breadth of platforms and project types
  • Knowing how to run, evaluate and interpret user research findings in order to wireframe or prototype solutions
  • Strong understanding of technologies used to build world-class digital product experiences. You have experience in agile working and sprints, will be hands-on with user-acceptance testing (UAT) and have a familiarity with the fundamentals of accessibility and usability
  • Good experience in responsive design across multiple screen sizes and devices
  • Experience with prototyping and design tools like Miro, Sketch, Figma or Invision and can prioritise choosing the right tool at the right time
  • Experience in working with subscription business models and designing complex purchase flows. B2B or corporate subscriptions experience would be a plus
  • A motivated team player with the ability to perform well under pressure and take ownership of your work end-to-end
  • You have great communication skills and fluency in English
  • You Seek opportunities to learn and grow your hard and soft skills through feedback and self reflection

If you think you are qualified for this role but don’t necessarily tick every box, please submit an application. The ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist.

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, gender identity, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation , age or marital status.

Posted by The Economist March 3, 2021

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03 Mar 2021

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