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Senior Product Designer

The Washington Post k

Chicago, IL | Onsite or Remote Possible

Apr 2
Job Description

As a member of the product design team at Arc (a division of The Washington Post), you will shape the future of our business and consumer-facing products. The ideal candidate is passionate about user-centered research and design, enjoys collaborating and working with others, and has experience designing for content management systems, SaaS products, or commerce platforms.

In this role you will:

Create an intuitive and thoughtful user experience for multiple enterprise applications and the vision for consumer facing experiences across media, retail/commerce, and marketing websites
Gather user and project requirements to create conceptual wireframes, prototypes, and final visual designs

Lead workshops and ideation sessions to build consensus amongst peers and stakeholders to drive product decisions forward

Represent the end user within your product team – advocating for their needs and bringing awareness to their goals and pain points

Have a clear vision for the future of your product(s) and work with your product manager(s) to define requirements and prioritize roadmap items

Design and specify details of user interfaces, interaction patterns, and information architecture, complete with the details needed for engineering to execute on your vision

Collaborate with members of the design and product teams to conduct regular research and usability tests for new products and product features

Present your work, sharing designs, context and rationale for your decisions, regularly to your product team(s), fellow designers, and stakeholders for reviews and feedback

Own the design QA for the initiatives you work on – ensure we’re developing high quality products and filing bugs as appropriate

Help build out the Arc Design System – contributing patterns and defining cross-product components

Contribute to the team as a thought leader – identifying opportunities for process improvements, providing design feedback, and sharing insights and industry news

Help educate others outside of the design team on the value and processes of product design

Bring positive energy to the team and help attract top talent to the organization

The Washington Post

Arc, a division of The Washington Post, is a state-of-the-art digital experience platform engineered to meet the demands of enterprise brands and media and entertainment companies around the world. An integrated ecosystem of cloud-based tools, Arc helps create and distribute content, drive digital commerce, and deliver powerful multichannel experiences to both internal and external audiences. Today, Arc powers more than 1,400 sites across 23 countries, reaching over 1.5 billion unique monthly visitors.