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User Experience Designer

User Experience Designer

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United Kingdom-London

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The Economist is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from the print newspaper to the website and our mobile apps for iOS and Android. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

With a growing global circulation and a reputation for insightful analysis and opinion on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications.


The Economist’s Digital Solutions team is a passionate group of digital professionals who look after a number of digital products and services, both facing our readers and The Economist's businesses. The team consists of a range of skills, from product managers to data scientists, working in cross functional teams, on mobile products and business intelligence alike. Fostering strong agile engineering practices and making data-driven decisions the team plays a pivotal role in making our business partners deliver growth.



In this role you would be expected to:

  • Create prototypes and designs for new features and experiences that can be validated with users and passed to developers for implementation
  • Conduct user research and usability testing, including lab sessions in person with customers at the Economist office in central London, and present insights to product team and stakeholders
  • Work with the product team and stakeholders to contribute to solutions to identified user problems, and work with the data team to combine quantitative and qualitative data into useful insights

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in this role you must have:

  • Extensive experience as a UX designer or similar role, with experience across the UX discipline, including rapid prototyping, user research, and usability testing
  • Proven experience working on successful, large-scale, consumer-facing products
  • Experience working in a cross-functional team in an Agile development environment


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, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.