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NBC News, Product Designer, Internal Tools

NBCUniversal, LLC, New York, New York

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


POSITION OVERVIEW:

At the NBC News Group, we're responsible for the best, most impactful news brands in the industry, including NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Today, and E!. We care passionately about news and our ability to help our customers to get informed and inspired about what's important to them (and us.)

As a designer on our Internal Tools team, you will look wholistically at our internal tools and products across systems and brands to create efficiencies and extend best practices . You will develop experiences that allow the News organization to supercharge their storytelling capabilities. You will craft editorial tools that span our major brands, and at the same time, evolve the design systems that support those experiences.

The Job:
  • Work on a passionate, consumer-centric agile team to create and evolve our cross-brand products that provide value to our internal teams.
  • Channel broader design vision and articulate product design strategy via visual artifacts.
  • Work closely with customer-facing designers and Agile teams to streamline experiences
  • Grow expertise and stay current on best-in-class editorial tools as they apply to News experiences.
  • Partner closely with Editorial and Engineering team members to develop new features.
  • Determine hierarchies of information and content flow, contributing to a design system that evolves and grows around our front-end experiences and internal tools.
  • Capture interactions, edge-cases, & the various states of these experiences through deliverables such as user flows, wireframes, and prototypes
  • Work within, and contribute to, our design systems as well as cross-platform visual systems and languages
  • Be a core contributor and/or co-facilitator in product discovery, from research and synthesis to workshops and ideation
  • Use data to inform design decisions and continually validate your work with real users
  • Map out user journeys and flows
  • Partner and collaborate with internal teams including research, editorial, marketing, growth, broadcast, advertising, business development and others
  • Utilize design thinking skills to gather insights and inputs from internal stakeholders
  • Build low-fi to high-fi designs as needed in the product development process to run reviews and to gain buy-in on ideas.
  • Collaborate with design peers and their teams to share learnings, leverage shared effort and ensure quality cross-platform experience


Qualifications:

• Strong design skills, including layout, typography, color,
and interaction design.
• Understanding of usability implications across platforms,
with a background in mobile preferred
• Proficiency with contemporary design, prototyping tools,
and methods
• Portfolio of examples of relevant, finished digital work
and their professional application
• Experience working with OKR, KPI or other goal
measuring framework
• Strong knowledge or understanding of HTML, CSS and
JavaScript.
• 3+ years’ experience as a full-stack product designer
who utilizes a data-driven, human-centric approach to
product design and development.
• 3+ years’ experience developing or contributing into
design systems
• 3+ years’ experience with experience with Product
Discovery, Design Thinking, Lean UX
• Experience in the media, news, or technology/internet
Industries
• Preferred: Experience implementing accessibility best
practices and knowledge of considerations throughout
product process

-Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.

-Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or must undergo regular COVID-19 testing if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.

-Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

Desired Characteristics:

• A user advocate who uses human-centered thinking and
empathy to understand user’s behaviors and needs and
create solutions for them
• Bring your innovation-style mindset to find better ways of
working, collaborating and finding efficiencies (for internal
and external users).
• Enjoy working on a cross-functional, Agile team
environment, partnering with peers in engineering and
product to create those a-ha moments and solutions.
• Stays up to date with industry trends
• Exceptional presentation and visual communication skills
• CMS or other internal company tooling design
experience
• A passion for news
• Self-starter who thrives in ambiguity
• Have strong opinions, lightly held.

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

About NBCUniversal, LLC

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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