Experience Architect, Newswires
Excellence in news demands excellence in our customers’ experiences. Our Experience Group brings together Product, UX, Technology, Program Management, and Customer Research with a single purpose: to connect people to the news that matters most when they need it and where they need it by creatively defining and building connected, innovative and sustainable experiences/products that are data informed and with a customer lens.
We are looking for an Experience Architect, Newswires to support our Newswires product within our B2B portfolio. Newswires provides market-moving, trusted news, exclusive insights and rich data sets for financial firms, professionals and investors.
As an Experience Architect you will help customers connect with Newswires, bringing your experience in usability, information design and information architecture to create and document holistic experiences. The ideal candidate should have a passion for user-centric design and the tools and processes that make it happen.
In this role you will move projects from concept to concrete solutions by optimizing experiences for our readers, working with Product and the Director of Experience Architecture to conceptualize solutions, map user flows, implement information architecture, build prototypes for testing, and create wireframes and detailed functional specs. Your expertise should bring an understanding of modular design and design systems to contribute to a scalable, sustainable approach that enables speed to market, evolution, and optimization.
This will be a highly collaborative role requiring partnerships with SMEs, Editorial, Experience Design, Technology, UX Research, and Product.
The Experience Architect will report to the Director of Experience Architecture, B2B.
Bring industry best practices and a familiarity with metrics to your solutions
Bring an eye for information design and a knowledge of information architecture to create experiences that are both data-rich and elegant
Optimize and communicate the larger story of how our users will interact with a product through user flows
Collaborate on improving the architecture of our digital products and the use of metadata to organize and connect content
Collaborate on wholistic navigational solutions that encourage site exploration and connect brands
Create solutions that meet both customer needs and business objectives
Facilitate the design process through wireframes and prototypes
Contribute to the creation of interaction patterns in our design system
Explore and validate solutions by creating prototypes for and actively participating in user testing
Conduct heuristic reviews and apply findings to new solutions
Incorporate recommendations and analysis from our Customer Insights and UX Research teams
Translate business objectives into detailed functional specifications to ensure rapid development of projects
Coordinate on ensuring we meet requirements for accessibility
Independently deliver on projects and work with others on teams
Last but never least, serve as an advocate for our readers, keeping their needs at the heart of our digital solutions
Required Skill Set:
Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Strong grasp of UI, HCI and UX principles
Understanding of best practices for mobile, web-based and responsive design
Experience in user and screen flows, conceptual and detailed wireframing, and prototyping tools
Experience working with Design Systems
Experience working with Agile
Experience working with Figma
A strong portfolio that demonstrates your experience and UX skills, illustrating step by step solutions for features
A portfolio that displays a clear examples of deliverables
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in the design of News or Financial Services
Familiarity with WCAG accessibility standards and compliance
Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy
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 .
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Business Area: TECHNOLOGY - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Job Category: IT Development Group
Req ID: 32537