Sr. UI/UX Designer

Davenport, IA, USA ● Virtual Req #5113
Friday, June 25, 2021
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and over 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 77 markets in 26 states. Lee's newspapers have average daily circulation of 1.2 million, and their digital products, including acquisitions, reach more than 44 million unique visitors. 
Lee Enterprises is looking for a qualified candidate to lead the UI/UX Design for all of Lee’s web properties and sophisticated web projects. This Sr. UI/UX Designer is strategic, articulate and organized, as well as a team player.  Primary responsibilities of the Sr. UI/UX Designer will be to find out how users consume news digitally, how they interact with content and how to lead the customer to conversion – and will use this information to create user-centered designs by understanding business requirements, the voice of the customer, user journeys, and analytics findings. 
The Sr. UI/UX Designer will also collaborate with our Brand & Strategic Marketing, Content, Digital and Product development teams to produce high-fidelity visual design for positive customer experiences. This role sits within the Audience Development focus and reports to the Director of User Experience.
Illustrate design ideas and user journeys as required using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
Develop highly visually appealing pages and sites based on designs using HTML/CSS/JavaScript and modern web technologies
Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to the development team, adhering to established standards and guidelines
Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and appear
Design engaging and responsive landing pages for Lee’s digital properties with a mobile-first approach and UX experience in mind.
Design and perform tests (A/B, multi-variate) on user interface elements such as call to action(s), layouts, target links, landing pages and banners.
Ensure design elements cross through with stability across devices i.e. desktop, mobile, tablet.
Support logo and brand Identity development, along with thorough style guides management for all of Lee’s digital properties
Working collaboratively with product development, brand marketing, and acquisition/retention teams on various concepts and requirements, delivering creative assets that meet everyone’s needs
Experience in requirements gathering; comprehensive wire-framing with annotations/error handling and user handling by browser, device and platform; design information architecture
Analyze and synthesize difficult design challenges into 'simple' and practical design solutions that are grounded in user research and data
Take ownership of existing layouts, and foster new and creative design ideas while maintaining company brand standards
Collaborating with other designers, agencies, and other outside resources in the production of creative assets
Providing expertise in digital design, typography, layout, and aesthetics of all creative assets

4-7 years of related work experience in interaction design, user interface design, or similar role with a focus on performance marketing
Up-to-date knowledge of design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Adobe Illustrator, Adobe XD, Adobe Photoshop, and common wireframe tools (i.e. – JustInMind, Figma, Sketch, etc.)
Solid understanding of digital design issues, including mobile first design, page speed optimization, and cross-platform compatibility
Solid foundation in design, typography, color theory and layout
In-depth knowledge with HTML5, CSS3, React/Native, JavaScript, or other related languages
Ability to build to code responsive, fluid and static HTML pages
Ability to resolve cross-browser compatibility issues
Proven working experience in web design and/or a portfolio showing work that has been developed with strong visual design capabilities
Proven ability to collaborate with design, development and marketing disciplines
Must understand modern design concepts and standards and enjoy researching the next trends in both

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Davenport, IA, USA
  • Virtual