Junior UX Designer


Junior UX Designer

News UK
  • London, United Kingdom


Job Description
Your Role

We’re looking for an energetic customer-centric UX Designer to join The Sun Technology UX &

Design team.

In this role, you will report to the Head of UX & Design for The Sun and will work closely with the

other team members across our digital products on app and web.

Focusing on discovery, research, testing and designing to continuously improve our products

and experiences. Your role will be pivotal to ensure that our ideas are reflective of our brand

and our users.

You’ll be hands-on and willing to work in a fast paced, ever-moving environment. You’ll keep

up-to-date with the latest trends and have a passion for storytelling and usability.

Day to day responsibilities

● Create best in class designs that shape unique, user-centric products and


● Develop the understanding of our customers - current and potential users, their

demographic and behavioural segmentation, target audiences and user personas.

● Apply user-centered design approaches to address complex design problems and

provide sound design solutions.

● Use both quant and qual research showcased by using a range of methodologies.

● Ideate and create deliverables such as user flows, information architecture,

wireframes and interactive prototypes.

● Work closely with the UI Designers to ensure designs are aligned with research,

analytics and testing.

● Champion usability and accessibility standards

● Present and defend your design decisions. All your design decisions should be based

on research and testing.

● Participate in kick-offs, workshops and regular knowledge sharing sessions

● Lead and execute usability studies, testing and competitor analysis.

● Ensure that the practice of user research, analytics and testing are built into the

product design and development life-cycle.

● Work with product managers and delivery teams during and after build to ensure a

unified customer experience.

What we’re looking for

● A design degree or equivalent qualification.

● Experience in Figma.

● Strong understanding of user needs and business needs

● Experience working across mobile first responsive web and native apps.

● Experience working in collaborative environments alongside other UX Designers, UI

designers, as well as wider disciplines including Engineers, Business Analysts, Product

owners and executives in the business.

● Be comfortable with a range of activities from conceiving ideas to crafting

documentation (scenarios, wireframes, user flows)

● Experience in conducting moderated and unmoderated user studies, guerilla

research, A/B testing.

● Strong ideation skills and the ability to form these into solid, validated ideas.

● Experience working with senior level stakeholders.

● Strong Prototyping and presentation skills. Storytelling with every project with

documentation where necessary.

● Ability to manage time well and respond to time constraints accordingly.

● Some previous experience or an interest in news and publishing is desirable.

About us

News UK is one of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland. Our newsbrands

include The Sun, The Times and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT,

Times Radio, TalkTV and Virgin Radio UK. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis,

opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning print and pixel,

audio and video, events and experiences, our multi-format brands are home to a plurality of

opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve.

The Sun was founded in 1969 and is the Number one UK newsbrand for readership, reaching

31.1 million people across its print and digital platforms per month. The Sun’s digital products

include The Sun website, The Sun Mobile App, The Sun Newspaper App as well as Sun Savers,

Sun Dream Team and Sun Bingo

Life at News: At News UK our people are our heartbeat - they are the driving force behind our brands and we want to enable people to thrive. Some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you would like. Many of us work in a hybrid way between one of the News UK & Ireland offices and remotely.

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes. We also have 11 employee-led networks.

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. Some of what we offer includes:
• A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
• 25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;
• Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;
• Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.
• Private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions
• Discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes
• ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme
• Access to wellbeing benefits such as physio/massage and counselling

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing. Please let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.

News UK is an official partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund, founder of the Journalism and Disability Forum, and proud member of the Valuable 500. At News UK, we will continue to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, to help people with visible and non visible disabilities create careers in media and aim to make our content accessible to all.


  • Technology - UX
  • Technology - Figma
  • Technology - wireframe
  • Technology - user testing


Category : UX/UI Designer
Posted : November 1, 2023
Salary : N/A

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