UI/UX Designer
at POLITICO in Brussels

POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. It is the essential online, mobile and print destination for the most influential people in the world. With publications based in Washington, D.C., New York, London, and Brussels, POLITICO boasts an enormous roster of the most talented reporters and editors in the world.

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  • Brussels
  • Werkplek: flexibel
  • Ervaringsniveau: medior

Company: POLITICO

POLITICO is looking for a UI/UX Designer, responsible for conceptualizing and developing the UI/UX of our next generation of digital solutions.

The position is envisaged to begin in early 2023 located in Brussels.

POLITICO is a pioneering and growing media company that covers the politics, policy, and personalities of the European Union.

Role & Responsibilities

The UX Designer will take the lead on the design, development, and usability of user interfaces for a suite of POLITICO’s new services across desktop, mobile and app.

They will provide leadership for all UI design, ensuring that what we build meets user needs and provides a best-in-class experience and will develop innovative and effective solutions for customer needs identified within the business.

This role will require collaboration with product management, engineers, editorial and client teams to create the new look for our next generation of products. It requires strong design experience with responsive user interfaces running on a broad array of devices, from large screen displays to small mobile screens.

Responsibilities include…

  • Partner with development, user research and product management, editorial and client teams to create the new look for our next generation of products
  • Engage with other UX team members and developers to create design patterns that deliver the optimal consistent UI 
  • Contribute to usability studies, remote testing and customer discovery work
  • Develop sitemaps, wireframes, storyboards, and prototypes and libraries
  • Establish and follow best practices in creating UI components
  • Act as a liaison with specified user areas
  • Identify client software applications and hardware requirements
  • Assist the development team in performing usability tests and related tasks required to maintain sprint velocity

The Ideal Candidate Will...

  • Work within an agile development framework and with multiple stakeholders, while maintaining focus on user needs
  • Work with internal and external customers to develop overarching frameworks to meet required business specifications

Qualifications

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Fluent in HTML5, CSS3and cross-platform browser issues
  • Familiarity with responsive design strategy and implementation 
  • Experience with an enterprise level application development
  • Hands-on experience working within an agile framework
  • Up to date with design trends, best practices, and new capabilities, and passion to use this knowledge to push our designs forward

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • 5+ years of UX development and IA experience
  • Skill in prioritizing and triaging obligations
  • Ability to achieve results while working independently
  • An eye for design detail
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Figma, Illustrator, Photoshop, Axure
  • BA or BS in design (Graphic, Interaction, Visual), Electronic Media, Computer Science, Human Factors, or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience as a UI developer, UX designer, or similar role
  • Experience with CSS, responsive web design and usability
  • Strong data analysis and data visualization skills
  • Strong experience of conceptual user experience design 

About POLITICO

POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. It is the essential online, mobile and print destination for the most influential people in the world. With publications based in Washington, D.C., New York, London, and Brussels, POLITICO boasts an enormous roster of the most talented reporters and editors in the world.

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