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Dow Jones Manager, UX Research in PRINCETON, New Jersey

Job Description:

Manager, UX Research, Consumer

Excellence in news demands excellence in our customers’ experiences. Our Experience group brings together Product, UX, Technology, Program Management, and Customer Research with a single purpose: to connect people to the news that matters most, when and where they need it, by creatively defining and building connected, innovative and sustainable experiences/products that are data informed and with a customer lens.

As a Manager, UX Research you will be a voice and advocate for users of our websites and apps, learning about their goals, desires and preferences. You will help deliver a systematic study of target users and help shape their requirements, whilst also providing support and actionable insights on how well our solutions succeed in meeting their needs. Your work will add realistic contexts and insights to our UX processes as our practice evolves also.

You will be responsible for managing a team ensuring that department objectives are met. You will maintain staff by recruiting, orienting, and training employees and support the development of their personal growth opportunities.

This will be a collaborative role requiring partnerships with Experience Architecture, Experience Design, Optimization, Customer Intelligence, Technology, Project Management, Product as well as SMEs and Partners across Dow Jones.

The Manager, UX Research will report to the VP, UX Research & Experimentation.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Experience Architects, Experience Designers and our key partners to define outstanding end-to-end user experiences

  • Contributes to overall business strategy in collaboration with other functional area leaders

  • Serves as the key point of accountability for UXR initiatives at every level, covering multiple programs and projects for our consumer products such as WSJ, Markets, Membership and shared platforms

  • Serves as the key point of accountability for UXR initiatives at every level, covering multiple programs and projects for our B2B products such as Dow Jones Factiva and Dow Jones Risk & Compliance

  • Designs and delivers UX Research and testing approaches that contribute to a user-centered design approach and prioritization of user needs

  • Helps to recruit and mentor a team of outstanding UXR professionals by providing vision, coaching, and mentorship

  • Helps to create a dynamic team environment by fostering collaboration, experimentation, agility, and vigorous inquiry, while maintaining high expectations and attention to detail

  • Helps to create and evolve user research and best practices that account for user needs and context, while reinforcing brand values and standards

  • Ensures adherence to standardized UXR output and delivery methods

  • Participates in the development of processes for UX resource engagement with project teams during ideation, prioritization, development, and quality assurance phases

  • Plans and conducts user research, usability testing efforts, and analysis

  • Oversees delivery of, and typically creates, artifacts that include study analysis and recommendations, research briefs, research plans including participant recruitment and other dependencies

  • Play an integral role in centralizing and organizing user insights in a knowledge repository

  • Typically manages vendor relationships for outsourced UXR activities

  • Staff management functions include, but are not limited to, coaching, training, planning and performance management in a supportive, team oriented, collaborative manner

  • Defines and manages prioritization of the research roadmap for all upcoming projects and on-going incoming requests

  • Delivers actionable evaluations of proposed and current UX solutions

  • Leads and manages on-going benchmarking initiatives to help products measure, identify and track opportunities for improvement

Required Skill Set:

  • 7+ years experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HCI, Communication Design, BFA, or related experience

  • Experience advocating for research at an organizational level

  • Proven examples of actionable results that shape and improve the user experience and enable business goals

  • Background with developing and implementing research standards and best practices

  • Plan and carry-out various rapid user testing on a regular basis throughout the product development life-cycle

  • Experience conducting, analyzing and communicating UX research

  • Experience with UserZoom or other user testing software

  • Experience with industry standard digital product design tools (Figma, Adobe CC,, Miro)

  • Basic understanding of rich interactive, consumer, or enterprise web applications

  • Understanding of latest Web and App user experience best practices

  • Familiarity with web UI/UX technologies and standards including HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript/JQuery

  • Understanding of user-centered design principles

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred:

  • Previous experience managing a team or mentoring junior researchers

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Business Area: TECHNOLOGY - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Job Category: IT Development Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

NYC Pay Range: $65,000 - $200,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 34235

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