Schibsted Media Product & Tech · Publicerad 20 aug

Our mission is to contribute to a functioning democracy by closing the gap between what citizens know and what they need to know about the world around them. We aim to offer trustworthy news founded on facts and insight in a world where information is becoming increasingly more abundant and untrustworthy.

To achieve this we're aiming at delivering simply the best news destination possible for our users. This requires a dedicated and continuous investment in new user experiences, in a marathon to stay relevant in a changing market, where user needs and behaviors rapidly change. In all honesty, we're not quite there yet, and we still have a lot of untapped potentials.

At Schibsted we know that user research, great design and world-class UX is at the forefront of a great customer experience. To ensure that our publishers deliver experiences people love, we are seeking an enthusiastic and user-oriented individual with management and collaboration skills to take on the role as Director of UX for Media.

You are a user experience expert who will partner up with product and engineering leadership. Together you will create a product strategy and product development culture that enables us to deliver world-class experiences for our brands. You will influence and inspire everyone from executive leadership to cross-department product teams, to not only understand but evangelize the business value of thoughtfully designed products that the users love. You will work across multiple brands, such as Aftonbladet, VG, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftenposten, Omni, Bergens Tidende and more.

The Director of UX Design will be responsible for growing, steering and coaching our design team consisting of talented UX managers and designers, driving a mature UX organization with more than 40 designers, and contributing to the larger UX Design community within Schibsted.

This role has a seat in the Schibsted Media Product & Tech leadership team. It reports to the Head of Product & Technology of Schibsted Media.

Role Purpose:
  • Lead, mentor and guide a group of amazing UX managers, designers and researchers
  • Foster career development and growth paths for designers and managers
  • Shape our product vision in collaboration with the Product and UX management team
  • Build a UX community and share best practice in the organization
  • Ensure that our teams are listening to our users, and let their needs guide to the best solutions
  • Align design frameworks to enable platform convergence
  • Bridging UX with our brand teams, central platform teams for editorial, consumer business and advertising, and collaborate in other shared initiatives.
  • Work closely with peers in business, technology, product, and insight to enable cross-functional teams to deliver user value with speed
  • Align goals and execution between teams
  • Create a culture of mutual trust and drive cooperation
  • Experience leading a driven UX unit
  • Supportive and good at shaping team dynamics and building the culture
  • Ability to inspire and guide the team
  • Good communication skills, able to create buy-in with both teams and stakeholders
  • And last, but not least: Brings energy and humor to the team, helping us to have fun!
This position can be located in both Stockholm and Oslo.

As a part of this process, we will be conducting a background check on the final candidate.
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Om företaget
Schibsted Media combines a long and proud publishing tradition stretching back to the 19th century, with digital innovation and entrepreneurship. Schibsted Media is an independent division that comprises all of Schibsted's media businesses, including brands such as VG, Aftonbladet, Aftenposten, Svenska Dagbladet, Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad, Fædrelandsvennen, and seven local newspapers.

The division also includes Schibsted Growth, which is home to start-ups and growing businesses such as Lendo, Prisjakt, Let's Deal, Bynk, Fronteer Solutions, and Kickback. Growth is always searching for smart founders with ambitious ideas, scalable business models - and a mission to empower people in their daily lives.

Schibsted Media was established in the autumn of 2017, and the division contains 4000 employees who are based across Norway, Sweden, and Poland.
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Sista ansökningsdag
23 sept
Antal Tjänster
Data & IT
UX & Webbdesign