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Product Designer

Raleigh, NC Full time
Posted on September 27, 2017

Come join the McClatchy Design team! 


We are a growing team of designers located in both Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC  who are working on the next wave of digital products to support the journalism and storytelling of McClatchy’s 30 markets, including Miami Herald, Kansas City Star and Sacramento Bee. Our work across all platforms, including web, apps and emerging, impacts the experience of more than 65 million monthly readers. We are thoughtful about the user experience and strive with each project to keep our loyal readers’ needs in mind.


Our team collaborates not only with an enterprise team of developers, product owners and product managers but also with individual newsrooms on projects. The ideal candidate is an experienced designer with 3-5 years’ experience in news or media and should be familiar with product design values of UX and holistic design. Common projects would include: designing for core/niche apps and envisioning new app-specific experiences to expand current products.


In this role, you will:


  • Employ user-centered design thinking in conceptualizing a product experience;

  • Visualize multiple creative ideas quickly to solve design problems that satisfy user and company stakeholders needs;

  • Collaborate with different departments across McClatchy, including editorial, business and technology;

  • Synthesize data from user analysis along with other company requirements into thoughtful holistic design solutions;

  • Execute all aspects of design process: sketch, wireframe, prototype for current and new products;

  • Design with the highest command of typography, color, style, layout and iconography;

  • Deliver clean and consistent solutions that aid the user experience;

  • Maintain integrity of products and identity of the McClatchy brand across 30 markets;

  • Be thoughtful about design rationale and the opportunities in emerging products and platforms;

  • Be passionate about ideas but also open to constructive criticism and editing by peers and creative director.

Required qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in design;
  • Experience working in collaborative teams, able to interpret and incorporate feedback impersonally;
  • A portfolio that includes sketches, wireframes and finished designs;
  • Working knowledge of content management systems;
  • Ability to prototype animations and interaction design;
  • Comfortable in an Agile environment;
  • Adobe Creative Suite.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Human Interface Guidelines (iOS) and Material Design (Android);
  • Front-end web development skills a plus:
    • HTML5. Semantic markup patterns for flexible reuse;
    • CSS / Preprocessor CSS (LESS/SASS);
    • Responsive web design and degradation for older browsers;
    • Working knowledge of JavaScript;
  • Familiarity with Wordpress platform;
  • Understanding of journalism best practices.




An innovative, award-winning, digital media company

is searching for the best of the best..

and we don’t take hiring lightly. 

We look for exceptionally talented contributors.
Come grow with us and make an impact every day.

We are McClatchy… at the heart of what matters.


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As a member of the McClatchy family, you are part of a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life balance and consistent opportunities for growth – a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future.


This role is an excellent career opportunity with one of the nation’s top digital-first media companies offering news, information and multi-media marketing solutions in many of the nation's best markets. Every day, our talented employees create and deliver award-winning journalism and customized multi-media advertising solutions to growing audiences and businesses. Our digital and print publications lineups include iconic brands such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. McClatchy is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MNI.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings. McClatchy offers a competitive salary, along with varied benefits packages, including Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, LiveWell, Life Insurance, 401(K) Savings Plan, vacation and company holidays. McClatchy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. McClatchy doesn’t just welcome diversity, we seek it, we search for it, we strive for it, it’s what makes us tick. Diversity is best for our employees, our company, its offerings, and the communities we serve.


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