Product Designer at Newsela
The Product Designer will play an active role in designing beautiful, user-centric solutions for Newsela’s platform (across mobile, desktop, and tablet). As part of a highly collaborative, cross-functional team, your day to day will involve working closely with product managers, researchers, data analysts, and engineers at each step of the process to collect feedback and refine solutions, ultimately culminating in a design strategy and execution that meets the needs of our users. You’ll play an active role in shaping your product team’s roadmap by understanding and advocating for the needs of our users (whether they be teachers, school district leadership, or a 6-year-old student).
Why You’ll Love This Role:
You’ll be joining a team of passionate designers at the forefront of building products that shape the future of K-12 education. This is also an opportunity to help develop and contribute to Newsela’s design standards, which will ultimately be applied to products that reach over 20 million users nationwide. In addition to helping build Newsela’s product, you’ll have continuous chances to see your solutions in action, being used by teachers and students in classrooms. You’ll get to witness firsthand the impact your work has on helping to make reading more accessible and engaging for students.
Why We’ll Love You:
You are currently, or are working towards becoming, a full-stack designer. Your skill sets span from user research and testing to wireframes and user-flows to high fidelity and prototyping. You are curious, data-informed and unsatisfied with “good enough.” You are energized by solving complex problems and approach design holistically; users are at the center of your process and that is evident in your approach and solutions. You love designing flexible components and approach every design challenge from a user-driven perspective. You skillfully balance multiple projects to deliver materials on time and within scope, and know how to source input for stakeholders across the company to align with business goals and overall brand guidelines. You also have experience using Sketch, Invision, Zeplin, Illustrator, Principle, and other design applications.
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is institutionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.