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The Economist

Digital Product Designer

Job Added: 08 May 2019
Applications Close: 09 June 2019
Level: Senior, Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Website: economist.com
Twitter: @theeconomist

The Economist is a global news company covering international business and world affairs, first published in 1843. We deliver our content through a wide range of formats from websites and apps, magazines, film and audio.


We are looking for an experienced mid- to senior-level digital designer to join us working on the next generation of our digital products. We are redefining our entire digital experience, and our team is expanding to help solve new, exciting challenges. You'll be hands-on with our flagship products, including the redesign of economist.com and our iOS app, as well as our design system.

You'll have solid experience designing for web and digital, with a strong portfolio and evidence of user-centred, creative thinking.

The design team is based in our London editorial office, working with talented cross-discipline squads across user experience, strategy and development.


• To deliver compelling and comprehensive design across our product base
• Gather and agree requirements, helping to develop and plan design briefs for each project
• Clearly communicate your design rationale with the confidence to present your work to your peers and stakeholders
• Keep up-to-date on innovations in the design world to keep your output fresh and relevant


• Robust typographic and information design abilities
• A user-centred approach to design
• Examples of working across digital platforms and multiple screen sizes
• Experience with Sketch, the Adobe suite or equivalent software
• Knowledge of CSS, HTML, and rapid prototyping tools
• Experience of working to tight deadlines


• Self-motivated and the ability to perform well under pressure
• Minimum 3-years relevant experience
• Experience of (or interest in) working in editorial
• Preferably an interest in global politics and current affairs
• Friendly and receptive demeanour, an enthusiastic team-worker
• A design degree or equivalent qualification
• Good communication skills and fluency in English

HOURS: 10am-6pm - Monday-Friday

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

How to apply

Please apply with CV, cover letter, portfolio and salary expectations by June 9th at: [email protected]