Senior Product Designer

Compensation

: $154,225.00 - $154,225.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations



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**Job Description**
Wirecutter, the product review and buying guide arm of The New York Times Company, is looking for an experienced Senior Product Designer to join the team at our NYC office. As a Senior Product Designer you will take design ownership of impactful projects and features within a defined mission and will be a leader on a cross-functional team. They assume responsibility for design quality across their immediate and adjacent product groups and collaborate with their group to define roadmaps and goals. Youll work with a tightly knit team of product thinkers, editors, and engineers to create and build innovative commerce products. A successful designer in this role will be relentlessly reader-focused with a mind for the complexities of building experiences that build trust ad ultimately help our readers decide what to buy.
**Who We Are:**
Founded in 2011 by journalists fed up with the time and energy it takes to shop, Wirecutter developed a simpler approach to giving buying advice: Just tell people exactly what to get in one single guide. The companys purpose: to help people find great things, quickly and easily. Through rigorous testing, research, reporting, and whatever means necessary, we create straightforward recommendations that save readers unnecessary stress, time, and effort. We then monetize these guides by enabling our readers to easily purchase the products they are interested in.
**What You Will Do:**
+ Rapidly design user experiences and interfaces for Wirecutter
+ Create sketches and/or prototypes to visualize and communicate solutions
+ Create production-ready design deliverables
+ Design for and conduct discovery interviews with readers
+ Synthesize information from reader interviews, analytics, and usability testing
+ Provide feedback and thoughtful critique to other designers
+ Work in close collaboration with engineers to quickly make designs a reality
+ Support, coach, and mentor other designers on your team
+ Manage how design projects on your team are staffed
+ Help recruit designers to the team or company
+ Motivate and empower teammates to do better work
+ Consider the effects of your work on other teams, helping identify and resolve cross-team problems
**Qualifications:**
+ 5+ years of design experience, preferably working on a product, or another environment blending UX and business decisions
+ Able to provide samples of work that show complex and creative UX solutions, extraordinary visual design and solid information architecture
+ Strong visual and typographic sensibility
+ Deep understanding for how qualitative research and data inform product and design decisions
+ A great listener who loves giving and receiving honest, thoughtful feedback
+ Steadfast in defense of both the user experience and the editorial brand while also contributing to solutions that drive the business forward
+ Able to communicate design effectively, regardless of the audience
Wirecutter is seeking a data analyst to turn passion for data into insights and tools that help shape our future and deliver on our vision to be the most trusted and loved service for figuring out what to buy.
**Who we are:**
Founded in 2011 by journalists fed up with the time and energy it takes to shop, we developed a simpler approach to giving buying advice: just tell people exactly what to get in one single guide. Through rigorous testing, research, reporting, and whatever means necessary, we create straightforward recommendations that save users from unnecessary stress, time, and effort. We then monetize these guides by enabling our users to easily purchase the products they are interested in.
**Who we are looking for:**
In recognition of our tremendous growth, we are looking for a Data and Insights Analyst to play a central role in understanding and defining how we collect, manage, and share data. The analyst collaborates with multiple internal teams to deliver strategic analyses and recommendations, generate reports, and produce tools that support our business and provide funding for our journalism.This position requires a strategic and tactical viewpoint, strong problem solving skills, and a deep sense of curiosity.
You should apply because you care deeply about making sense of complex data sets and generating insights that enable editorial and business leaders to further Wirecutters mission.
Last, but not least, you should love Wirecutter and love working among people filled with passion and integrity.
**Responsibilities:**
+ Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand the business and develop data driven insights that are both strategic and operational
+ Communicate findings effectively and translate them into recommended actions appropriate for each area of the business
+ Collaborate with data infrastructure team to understand the data intricacies and bring to life new automated, user-friendly tools
+ Design, build, and automate dashboards in partnership with Editorial leadership
+ Use exploratory analysis to deeply understand Wirecutters audience
+ Participate in and sometimes lead all phases of analytic work: from problem definition to representation of results
+ Formulate insights, championing them and driving them into action
**Minimum Qualifications:**
+ 3-4 years relevant professional experience in an analytical role
+ Experience using data visualization tools (Looker, Data Studio, Tableau, etc.)
+ Strong communication and presentation skills written, visual, and verbal
+ Excellent analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills
+ A collaborative mindset and sense of curiosity is essential
**Desired Qualifications:**
+ Experience with SEO and web analytics
+ Experience with SQL (BQ/Oracle/PostGres/MySQL)
+ Experience with Python or R
+ Familiarity with Google BigQuery or other big data environments
+ Experience applying statistics to business problems
**Location:**
This position is based in Wirecutters New York City office.
**Our Company 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 active listeners, information hunters and empathetic.
**Explain Why:** Because we seek 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 solve problems on our own, we believe our best results come out when we solve them together.
**Get It Done:** We are passionate about getting things done. Whether it is our own individual work or teamwork, our instinct is to forge 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 execute against them.
**Make It Better:** We arent satisfied with perpetuating the status quo. Were 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 owning both of those outcomes as long as we are learning.
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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.**
**Help shape the future of The New York Times**
**This is an important moment to work at The Times. Across the organization, we're taking advantage of the changing media landscape to pioneer a new era of journalism. With high-quality, original reporting at our core, were thinking more creatively about our reader relationships and how to deliver new and relevant offerings and experiences. Were telling stories differently and playing with emerging formats like 360 video and VR. And were building a diverse and collaborative culture that can keep up with the rigors of the modern-day news cycle.**
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**To create journalism and supporting products that stand apart, we must recruit the finest talent in the world. Journalists, data designers, videographers, agile marketers, art directors, and many others, were looking for people at all stages of their careers to bring different perspectives and practices to our teams. Together, we can make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives and understanding of people around the world.**
**Employee-driven benefits**
**If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.**
**If you are an active employee at The New York Times or any affiliates, please do not apply here. Go to the Career Worklet on your Workday home page and View "Find Internal Jobs". Thank you!** * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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