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UX/UI Designer, SJC Media - Contract

North York, ON (Hybrid)
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Contract
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Junior
Doesn't Require College/University Enrollment
2024-07-10
2.0

Salary Range:$75,000.00 To 85,000.00 Annually

About Us

SJC is Canada’s most dynamic and fastest growing communication company, delivering comprehensive marketing solutions to global brands and incredible editorial experiences to our engaged audiences reaching 25 million Canadians each month.

We create and distribute many forms of media today including online, print, video, social, and experiential and own a portfolio of the most well-regarded media brands in the country including Maclean’s, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, Châtelaine, HELLO!, and FASHION.

About the Role

The SJC Media team is looking for a highly experienced UX/UI Designer to focus on evolving our portfolio of iconic media sites and digital products.

As a User Experience Designer, you will define and drive the future of our media site’s design. You will work with product managers, developers, editors, and other stakeholders to identify and set the site’s user experience strategy, design simple solutions for complex UX ecosystems, and inspire team members to push the boundaries of what’s possible. You will play an impactful role in the redesign of several of our high traffic media destinations, ensuring we achieve audience and revenue objectives.

Your work will have a direct impact on the experience of readers and subscribers, advertisers and brand partners. You’ll support our business objectives through your work of converting casual readers into fans, maximizing engagement, and scaling subscription and advertiser revenue.  

Who you are

  • You are an experienced web designer (both UX and UI) who understands the nuances that create valuable interactive experiences.
  • You understand content-heavy, media sites at a deep level, and have experience designing UI/UX to improve reader engagement
  • You have knowledge of mobile-first ad experiences, including display, programmatic and sponsored
  • A proven ability to collaborate with product managers, technical leads, customers, and other stakeholders to introduce, iterate, and clarify requirements and converting requirements into easy user flows
  • Experience creating user stories, personas, and storyboards with a strong grasp of designing holistic user journeys
  • Determine information architecture, create sitemaps and design impactful prototypes and wireframes
  • Ability to present and validate design concepts with internal and external business stakeholders
  • Knowledge of industry tools such as Figma, Sketch, InVision, and Zeplin

Your Work Ethic

  • You’re a self-starter, optimistic, creative, and flexible
  • You work well on your own and as a part of our multi-disciplinary team
  • You facilitate productive conversations between design, development and brand teams
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You are interested in understanding how the business works to help you translate business and marketing goals into clear, executable recommendations
  • You take feedback well
  • You have a thoughtfully presented portfolio, showing the ability to think conceptually and strategically
  • You have a mastery of basic design principles such as typography, composition, and scale
  • You have experience creating responsive designs
  • You are able to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks and work within deadlines with little supervision, while being highly organized as a design project manager
  • You can grasp multiple design requirements with careful attention to detail
  • You are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment that is constantly changing

SJC Values

  • Amaze our customers: We put our customers’ evolving needs at the heart of the business and inspire through our ideas, quality and service.
  • Be relentlessly curious: We take the initiative to learn, try new things and brainstorm the next big idea.
  • Respect every individual as equal: We value diversity as the means to creativity and cultivate a collaborative environment where everyone belongs.
  • Innovate and adapt with urgency: Forward-thinking and flexible, we react quickly and boldly to change.
  • Contribute to our community: We apply our resources and passions to make a difference - for people and our planet.

Accommodations at SJC

SJC is an equal-opportunity employer. SJC is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources department if any accommodations are needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Inclusion at SJC

Equality and respect for all is one of our founding values and core beliefs at SJC. We are a diverse group with associates of all ages, orientations, races and talents. We celebrate this diversity and we draw strength from it. Inclusivity at SJC means fostering a culture that welcomes and respects each individual as equal – both inside our walls and within the larger community.

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