Overview

Job Description

About the Role

The New York Times is looking for a Senior Product Designer to help its expanding Games team redefine and improve how we welcome users and get them to subscribe.

You will work with Product, Product Marketing, Engineering, Research, and Data partners to explore changes to our funnel that enhance our subscription-based business model. We value hypothesis-driven testing and evidenced-based learning while also being able to step back and think holistically about the customer’s journey in purchasing a subscription. If you enjoy contributing to strategy and building experiments this is the role for you. Come help us take our product to the next level!

You will work on the Monetization team within Games and report to the Product Design Director of Games. This role is based in New York, NY or remotely in the U.S.

Responsibilities

  • Support high-level product strategy, ensuring we’re asking the right questions and solving for distinct needs.

  • Use qualitative and quantitative data to inform strategic direction and design decisions.

  • Balance user needs with short-term and long-term business growth.

  • Create documentation (user journeys, experience maps, wireframes, frameworks) to encourage conversations, build team agreement, and help make decisions.

  • Contribute to and inform research plans, methodologies, and test strategies. Create artifacts for experimentation and user testing.

  • Create production-ready design deliverables by using already established patterns or creating new ones.

  • Work with engineers to ensure the visual quality of what we release.

  • Participate in thoughtful critique by providing feedback to peers and synthesizing feedback from peers and users to strengthen your design solutions.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience designing for digital products — both websites and mobile apps.

  • A portfolio of work that showcases your process and a range of fidelity levels along with finished design work. Applications without portfolios will not be considered.

  • Experience leading design efforts on a cross-functional team.

  • Experience creating a compelling case for your design decisions using data.

  • Proficiency in Figma, Sketch, or equivalent design tools.

  • Knowledge of modern HTML and CSS capabilities, app interface guidelines, and grasp of current development philosophies and methodologies for building consumer products.

  • Comfortable working with remote teammates.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent visual and typographic sensibility. You make visual choices that respect platform and interaction conventions while expressing brand guidelines.

  • Experience working within growth-focused problem spaces.

  • Experience planning user research and creating research artifacts.

  • If applying as a full-time remote candidate, experience working remotely in a previous design role.

  • An interest in games or puzzles and enthusiasm for The New York Times’ mission.

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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.