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Dow Jones Product Designer (Design System) in United States

Job Description:

Role Description

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Product Designer to join our Product Design team with a focus on design systems. The role is highly collaborative and will specifically involve working with design and engineering teams in the DXS (Digital Experience and Strategy) unit.

Every product designer at WSJ is a strong individual contributor. Working alongside the lead designer, you’ll get to take ownership in setting standards for our design system and think holistically about how the small details fit in the context of the larger product ecosystem.

Our ideal candidate will have experience getting into code in Github and comprehensive understanding of interaction design, and enjoy pairing with engineers to translate design to code that results in great user experiences.

You will report to the VP, Design. We are open to remote working for this role.

You Will:

  • Design and deliver specifications for patterns, typography, components and documentation that are refined, inclusive and accessibility compliant.

  • Provide regular updates to other designers on design systems and best practices on how to best utilize design tools such as Figma.

  • Work with other members of the product design team to create, maintain, iterate and improve consistent interface patterns across WSJ products and experiences. You’re a champion of consistency and efficiency.

  • Outputs include: Figma Files, Documentation, Clickable Prototypes, Design Presentations

  • Advocate for and promote adoption of design systems across the organization

You Have:

  • 2+ years experience in Product/UX Design

  • Prior experience with design systems and their challenges, and some knowledge of JavaScript and React is desired but not necessary

  • Obsessive with well-defined CSS and micro details that have a positive impact on our product

  • Curiosity and motivation to challenge the status quo, while balancing business context

  • Strong understanding of HTML & CSS, typography, information hierarchy, color and layout

  • Confident in Figma and in Git version control

  • Ability to present and articulate ideas with confidence and clarity

  • Organized and diligent with all work and documentation

  • Thoughtful and inclusive approach that can work in harmony with the many different teams and stakeholders

Design at WSJ

We know that the best candidates are not always the obvious ones. Rather than sticking to a rigid criteria, we search for exceptional candidates with the following in mind:

Flexible

While most of our roles have specific requirements, we don't have an exact person in mind. Even if candidates don't tick every box on paper, it doesn't mean they couldn't be a great fit. Our criteria are never rigid, and we evaluate each candidate on individual merit.

Personal

Our process is never automated and we take the time to review every application we receive. This usually entails reading the CV and reviewing each candidate's portfolio or website in detail before making any decisions.

Attentive to Detail

It goes without saying that an attention to detail matters. This isn't just the work in a portfolio, but everything we have to evaluate an application, including the CV, cover letter and how the work is presented. We consider these details just as much as the work itself.

Diverse in Background

People's backgrounds and careers are rarely linear or meet exact criteria. We're always on the lookout for people with different backgrounds, skill sets, and experiences and we often see these as an advantage.

People, Not Portfolios

Quality of work and tangible skills are important, but we consider more than that. Day-to-day we work with people, not their portfolios. Specific skills can be developed with a willingness to learn, but the right team dynamic is just as important.

Always Inclusive

Diversity and inclusiveness is one of the key factors in the success of our team. We actively encourage anyone who believes they are a good fit to apply.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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