Overview

Job Description

About the position

We are looking for an experienced Senior Product Designer to join our growing team. You will lead design on our ‘Reader Journey’ work which focuses on:

  • Develop products that deepen the relationship with our readers

  • Create a valuable and personalized logged in experience for our readers

  • Partner with NYT to ensure continuity across the experience

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead design for reader journey and guide impact across projects and features

  • Be Reader-Focused with a deep curiosity about readers behavior and values

  • Create sketches, mockups and prototypes to visualize and communicate solutions

  • Elegantly architect complex end-to-end flows

  • Create production-ready and high-quality design deliverables

  • Design for and conduct discovery interviews with readers

  • Summarize and implement insights from reader interviews, analytics, and usability testing

  • Contribute to a creative culture by providing feedback and thoughtful critique to other designers

  • Work in close collaboration with engineering and product to quickly make designs a reality

  • Work with other designers to ensure consistency and design quality across the entire experience

  • Plan, prioritize, sequence and guide the reader journey work with team

  • Work with groups across the organization to establish roadmaps and goals

  • You will help recruit designers to the team or company

  • Consider the effects of your work on other teams, helping resolve cross-team problems

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of design experience in an in-house product team or consultancy

  • Distinctive portfolio of shipped products that exist and are loved in the world

  • Competent across product design – work across UX, visual design and motion

  • Visual design skills, typographic sensibility and understanding of brand

  • Experience with human-centered design practice and UI/UX best practices

  • Demonstrate ability to balance user needs, brand and business goals

  • Demonstrate an ability to work through ambiguous and complex problems

  • Understand how qualitative research and data inform product and design decisions

  • Someone who loves giving and receiving honest, thoughtful feedback

  • Talk about design while being effective, regardless of the audience or medium

About Wirecutter

Wirecutter helps people buy the right things for the way they want to live. The site was founded by journalists in September 2011 and was acquired by The New York Times Company in October 2016. Our recommendations are made through vigorous reporting, interviewing, and testing by teams of veteran journalists, scientists, and researchers. Consider us a best-of list for everyday things; a curated gallery filled with only interesting, useful objects; a thank-you note to the designers and engineers who create the stuff that makes our lives better; a geeky friend with next-level research skills who tests everything they buy so you don’t have to. The point is to make buying great gear quickly easier so you can get on with living your life.

We pride ourselves on following rigorous journalistic standards and we maintain editorial independence from our business operations. Our recommendations are always made entirely by our editorial team without input from our revenue team, and our writers and editors are never made aware of any business relationships. Wirecutter is mission-driven and reader-supported; learn more about us here.

Our Principles

Our principles help us create a work environment that breeds trust, respect, learning and is one that we all are excited about showing up to each day.

Seek Understanding: We are lifelong students who want to understand the world around us. We are curious to understand our readers, how we get better at our own disciplines and how we can work better together. This means we are information hunters and empathetic.

Explain Why: Because we want to understand, we value the importance of explaining our ideas and our understanding. This means we are constructively candid, sharing our perspectives and the thought process behind it. And then learning from the conversation that ensues. We are all teachers and students, helping each other grow.

Solve Things: We love to solve things, whether they are our own problems, our readers’ problems, or our colleagues’ problems. While we often can work through problems on our own, we believe our best results come out when we solve them together.

Get It Done: We are passionate about the work we do. Whether it is our own individual work or teamwork, our instinct is to create a path forward and learn as we go. This means we continually focus on how to turn work into achievable chunks, communicate those effectively to the team and efficiently accomplish them.

Make It Better: We aren’t satisfied with perpetuating the status quo. We’re always looking forward. We live to change the world around us for the better, making a difference in our own lives and our readers’ lives. If we are being ambitious enough, this means that we will both fail and succeed and we take pride in managing both of those outcomes as long as we are learning.

Locations

Even with our offices in New York City and Los Angeles, Wirecutter remains a remote-friendly culture, and proud to employ incredible people across the country. Right now, we are eligible to hire in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA.

Overview of Benefits at Wirecutter and The New York Times Company:

Though Wirecutter has physical locations in both NYC and LA, we promote and encourage a remote workforce, so that our employees can work in flexible and comfortable ways. We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program and tuition reimbursement. The New York Times Company offers frequent panel discussions and talks by industry leaders (Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates and Ta-Nehisi Coates are a few recent examples), that we encourage our employees to attend.

We believe diversity fuels development and creativity, and we have a variety of employee groups and task forces across The New York Times Company and Wirecutter dedicated to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We offer a generous parental leave policy, which was expanded in response to employee feedback. Birth mothers receive 16 weeks paid, adoptive parents and birth fathers receive 10 weeks also paid. Similarly, we offer health and dental insurance, and 401k matching.

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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.