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Lead Product Designer

Location
Richmond, BC
Details
Full Time
5 days ago

PressReader is a rapidly growing technology company that partners with the world’s leading publishers to deliver content to millions of users in over 160 countries. Our progressive approach to digital distribution has allowed publishers such as The Washington Post, The Guardian, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Globe and Mail, and Vogue to find new audiences through business partnerships, including airlines, hotels, cruise ships, libraries, and thousands of other companies worldwide.

Our technology also powers Branded Editions (BE) - a white-label solution that enables publishers to deliver their digital content in interactive ways. BE allows them to build a customizable platform that supports a wide range of revenue opportunities.

We have a full-time opportunity for a Lead Product Designer to join our Product Group.

As a Lead Product Designer, you will help define and implement an inspiring product vision and design strategy. You will build delightful experiences for our users, contribute to improve our product, innovate and influence the team by taking a user experience approach to solving problems.

In this role, you will:

  • Be the Senior Designer for all UX and UI Design efforts across web & apps
  • Guide the definition, adoption, and review of UX and UI design standards
  • Promote and create a customer and data-centric design philosophy & process to ensure usability and usage considerations are incorporated into product decisions
  • Frame new opportunities to improve our product wherever possible through user research, heuristic analysis, competitive research, and application of established & emerging design patterns
  • Collaborate with Software Development Directors, Team Leads & wider R&D department and internal stakeholders in developing and executing new features and applications, solving design and development problems in elegant, practical and user focused ways 
  • Champion the evolution of the PressReader design system internally and for partners
  • Collaborate with Marketing and other department on brand design principles, system and champion adoption in all product design 
  • Become an expert in our industry, our culture and our customers and apply this knowledge to create effective, impactful and inspiring work
  • Lead the implementation of product enhancements and improvements for customer facing apps, websites and internal systems
  • Deliver world-class product design, leveraging skills and to define problems and identify design solutions at scale
  • Collaborate with designers through the entire product and development life cycle, including team meetings, stand-ups, task assignment/prioritization, and planning

You are a great fit if you have:

  • 5+ years of work experience in product design
  • A solid command of visual and communication design principles
  • The ability to communicate design concepts through sketches and wireframes
  • Experience in designing iOS and Android app from start to finish as a product designer
  • High skills in Figma, Miro, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote and PowerPoint
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; both written and verbal
  • Excellent collaboration skills with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • A deep understanding of the design aesthetic, UI and UX

Bonus points if you:

  • Think in terms of patterns, components, and systems
  • Have experience in the publishing industry
  • Have a strong interest in the technology sector

Please include your portfolio (showcasing UX, UI, and visual design work for mobile, desktop, and web) with your application

This role is a full-time position based in our Richmond, BC office. Working from home is available during the Covid pandemic. 

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. This position is located in our Head Office in Richmond. Only local candidates will be considered for this role.

PressReader offers a compensation package which includes extended health care, dental, vision and accidental death insurance paid by the company; paid vacation, sick and bereavement days; reimbursements for professional training and membership in professional associations; subsidized fitness membership and more, along with a chance to be working in one of the most dynamic and exciting international digital publishing companies.

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume, your portfolio (showcasing UX, UI, and visual design work for mobile, desktop, and web) and a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this role at https://apply.workable.com/pressreader/j/0933E3E93D/

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate. We can’t wait to meet you!

Category
Information Technology