Product Designer

New York City, NY
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Jennifer Torrens

Job Description:

Aquent's client, one of the leading news organizations in the country, is looking for a new Product Designer to join their team! This is a 6-month assignment with the possibility of extending. 

This person will be instrumental in helping build out the next generation of their internal CMS product. The ideal candidate will have strong interaction design and prototyping skills to build out a variety of editorial tools from curation to creation. 

Day to Day:

  • Work closely with the Product Manager and Lead Designer on understanding the goals, strategy and roadmap for our tools products
  • Collaborate with research, product and editorial on project discovery, concept exploration and user testing
  • Move a design through initial wireframe explorations to interactive prototypes to delivery of detailed final renderings with documentation for development
  • Participate in thorough critique sessions with product and design leads and peers and present to stakeholders
  • Collaborate closely with the engineering teams, communicating with clarity, understanding and bringing a flexibility within their agile process

Ideal Attributes:

  • Great aesthetic sensibility
  • Solid understanding of design thinking and design sprint process
  • A passion for crafting innovative, usable and delightful products
  • Experience with design systems
  • Experience and understanding of the content publishing space ideally in a newsroom environment

Skills Needed:

  • A portfolio of your work
  • 3+ years’ experience in Product design, preferably in content publishing
  • BA/BFA with a design focus
  • Fluency with design and prototyping tools such as Figma and Protopie
  • Solid understanding of HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Successful experiences shipping products