Join The Economist Product Design team

We’re currently hiring for a product designer in London.

The Economist has been published since September 1843 to take part “in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress”. This mission continues to guide our coverage: we publish it every week in the newspaper.

We also meet our audiences where they are, and provide a carefully selected global mix of stories whenever, wherever and however they need. The Product team is enabling this shift towards digital by creating content products across web, app, podcasts and newsletters as well as building seamless customer journeys to deliver subscriber growth.

With new product leadership and an ambitious growth plan, it’s a really exciting time to be at The Economist. Which means I’m looking for folks to join me on this journey as we grow the Product Design team in London. We’re currently looking for a Product Designer.

What we’re looking for:

As a Senior Product Designer focussing on Content Engagement , you’ll be re-imagining how audio fits into our products (including podcasts), how to better integrate and leverage video and data visualisations and find new and better ways to showcase the breadth of our content. The content experience is a cornerstone to The Economist product portfolio. We have big ambitions to offer richer storytelling and immersive experiences for our subscribers — and you will be part of driving this strategy across web homepages, articles and index pages.

If you want to know a little bit more about the Product Design team at The Economist before applying, here’s our mission and shared values.

Our mission

We create experiences that deliver indispensable analysis to the world’s most enquiring minds.

As makers and collaborators, we connect the needs of editorial, commercial and users to bring our unparalleled journalism to life–whenever and wherever our audiences need.

Our values

  • We measure ourselves as one team over a set of individuals
  • We help each other and harness our collective skills to raise the bar of design
  • We make the abstract real by showing, not telling
  • We prototype by default to communicate ideas internally (to the business) and externally (to users)
  • We seek ideas and opinions from others by collaborating with users, stakeholders and other disciplines
  • We work in the open and share our knowledge and expertise freely
  • We use research to learn and assess, ensuring we’re designing the right thing as well as designing the thing right
  • We continuously look at ways we can improve the design team, our individual strengths and the products we make

Apply now

If you think you are qualified for any of the open roles but don’t necessarily tick every box, please submit an application. The links to the full job ads are above, but send me a message on twitter if you have any questions about the roles.

Head of Product Design at The Economist. Previously at Made by Many