PRODUCT DESIGNER (UX)

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Job Description
The Business Journals is looking for a talented and thoughtful
product designer to join our team in Charlotte, N.C. We are a
tight-knit group, working together to improve the user experience
of publications in 43 cities throughout the United States. We
collaborate directly with product managers and developers on agile
scrum teams, and the products we design have immediate impact on
business decision makers across the country. If you worked here in
the last year, you might have revamped our article page to
streamline the reading experience, created a new data product,
redesigned our account section to center on users' common tasks,
helped build our pattern library or optimized our e-commerce
flows.

Email r?sum?, cover letter and a link to a portfolio to Kyle Ellis,
Director of Product, at . Please do not send
portfolios as PDFs or attachments.
Duties
Collaborate with product managers to conceive new products,
features and site improvements; collaborate with developers to
implement them
Pivot between contributing to high-level product decisions and
understanding the low-level implications of those discussions
Design user flows, wireframes, high-fidelity mock-ups, and
clickable prototypes
Clearly communicate a product's design to stakeholders, product
managers and developers
Frequently give and solicit constructive feedback from fellow
designers through informal and formal critiques
Act as an advocate for the user's perspective
Grow and manage our team's assets, such as pattern libraries and
style guides
Stay current on news and ideas in mobile and web design
Skills
Two to three years designing and building consumer-facing or
enterprise digital products, particularly for mobile devices
Intellectually curious and detail-oriented
Solid understanding of how to design clear interfaces that people
love to use
Sophisticated visual design expertise: facility with color, type
and grid to create a cohesive design in any medium
Able to work within and intelligently expand an existing design
system
Can articulate the rationale behind every design decision through
strong oral and written presentation skills
Ability to collaborate effectively and positively in design and
product-line teams
Mastery of common visual design tools, particularly Sketch and the
Adobe Creative Suite
Experience
Passionate about usability, mobile technology, graphic design,
branding and/or journalism
Experience working with agile teams and in an iterative
process
Experience designing with data, for news or for events
Background designing for systems (style guides, pattern
libraries)
Experience with user testing
Understanding of or fluency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Education
13" Retina MacBook Pro, standalone monitor, Sketch, Adobe
Creative Cloud, Slack and user testing tools
Full complement of major medical, dental, vision and life
insurance
401(k) plan and matching employer contributions
Newly remodeled building with open workspaces, sit-stand desks,
coffee and snacks lounge, small gym and subsidized cafeteria
Free on-site parking and public transportation discounts
Off-site team-building events
Conference and training budget