Senior Product Designer, News & Culture Brands

Condé Nast


Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality content with a footprint of more than 1 billion consumers in 32 territories through print, digital, video and social platforms. The company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler/Traveller, Allure, AD, Bon Appétit and Wired, among others. Condé Nast Entertainment was launched in 2011 to develop film, television and premium digital video programming.

The Role

Condé Nast Technology’s News & Culture Brands group is looking for a Senior Product Designer, with a focus on the website and mobile applications for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and WIRED. By partnering closely with design directors and leads, UX researchers and writers, product managers and engineering managers, as well as consumer marketing, audience development, and, of course, editorial, you’ll play an integral role in shaping the future of three of our most storied publications.

The Team 

This role will collaborate daily with the News & Culture product team based in New York, London, and Bengaluru, as well as the Art and Interactive departments within editorial and the global Condé Nast Product Design team.

 What will you be doing?

  • Receiving high-level design strategy and executing product implementation with a focus on asking the right questions, prioritising ruthlessly, and solving for distinct business (and user) needs

  • Exploring, refining, and delivering production-ready designs that are aligned with project goals

  • Translating qualitative and quantitative insights into product deliverables that move the needle for both business and user

  • Being a guiding voice in all design team and cross-functional rituals, and fostering an environment of mentorship and team allegiance

  • Advocating for, maintaining, and roadmapping the evolution of design systems

  • Daily collaboration and communication with partners collaborators who span geographies, time zones, product development phases, and beyond

Who you are

  • You have a passion for journalism and editorial products, and familiarity with the history, style, and values of The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and WIRED

  • Strong experience in shipping design work for consumer-facing digital products

  • BA/BS degree in design, a related field (e.g., interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), or equivalent practical experience

  • A commitment to typographic excellence, and a sensitivity to the most minute details

  • Excellent  interpersonal skills and a habit of proactive communication, enabling effective collaboration and articulation of design concepts (and their business value) and implementation opinions

  • Experience maintaining a design system, and an understanding of when to create new extensible patterns

  • Excellent file hygiene and documentation skills that align stakeholder imaginations and enable engineering to deliver speedily

  • Proficiency working on distributed cross-functional teams, strategically partnering with product managers and engineers

  • Strong leadership skills, with a proven track record of mentoring and guiding junior designers

A note: If you believe you’re qualified, but don’t necessarily check every box, please submit an application

What benefits do we offer? 

  •  Condé Nast Learning Hub where you’ll find you’ll find all Condé Nast-developed learning courses and trainings, and over 16,000+ courses in seven local languages 

  • 25 days holiday and extra days of annual leave for if you get married, move house or want to volunteer 

  • Hybrid working and core hours 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Bupa Private Healthcare 

  • Season ticket loans 

  • Cycle to work 

  • Employee Assistance programme 

  • Bring your dog to work 

  • A wide variety of wellness benefits including gym discounts 

  • Discounts and Magazine Subscriptions

  • Employee Resource Groups to provide a platform for employees to identify shared objectives, exchange ideas, and work on community priorities for our global workforce  

What happens next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below, and we will review your application as soon as possible. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.

Condé Nast is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status and other legally protected characteristics.