Sr. Interactive Designer, Ad Innovation

| New York, NY, USA
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About Our Organization:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years and today has one of the world's largest news-gathering operations globally. It is home to leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Barron's, MarketWatch, Investor's Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, OPIS and Chemical Market Analytics. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

About the Role:

Sr. Interactive Designer, Ad Innovation

Wall Street Journal | Barron's Group (WSJ|BG) is looking for an experienced interactive designer for the Ad Innovation rich media studio. This person will be primarily responsible for post-sale custom ad unit production, while contributing to pre-sale ideation, concept design and proprietary ad format development.

The ideal candidate will be solutions-driven, proactive, and passionate about creating elegant ad experiences. They will be an advocate for innovation and help accelerate WSJ|BG's position as an industry leader in rich media.

With input from the Ad Innovation Executive Director and Sr. Interactive Design Manager, the candidate will be responsible for the production lifecycle of assigned client campaigns (working primarily within Celtra), while contributing to the team's roadmap of new ad products and implementing best practices for performance and efficiency.

You Will:

Develop Competitive Custom Templates

  • Produce responsive ad templates, inclusive of design, layout, functionality, and custom event tracking
  • Establish and execute best practices for performance, speed and scalability
  • Collaborate on streamlined ad creative specs for client asset deliverables
  • Incorporate polite user experiences while adhering to WSJ|BG best practices of standards and ethics
  • Work with the interactive design manager to execute new ad template rollouts and meet roadmapped goals
  • Proactively develop ongoing knowledge base of new capabilities and products within the Celtra ecosystem

Manage Production and Workflow

  • Assist in defining and supporting an optimal workflow for the interactive design team
  • Collaborate with the Project Management team to service client requests seamlessly throughout campaign builds
  • Implement streamlined custom event tracking when applicable for consistent performance reporting
  • Set & contribute to best practices for campaign mocks, wireframes and storyboards
  • Contribute to ideation for high-stake and complex client requests
  • Leverage expertise to execute on quick-turnaround requests
  • Operate with a sense of urgency and professionalism

You Have:

  • 5+ years of relevant design and ad product development experience
  • Knowledge of Celtra or comparable interactive studio platforms, inclusive of template management and custom event tracking implementation
  • Portfolio featuring past work and experience with ad templates
  • Stand-out understanding of intuitive UI/UX
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with ability to articulate design decisions clearly and persuasively
  • Enthusiastic, professional demeanor and experience working in a client-oriented setting (internal or external)
  • Experience navigating advanced features (such as location- and time-based personalization)
  • Comprehensive project management and experience in executing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Familiarity with publishing and testing ad units to web environments
  • Background in digital advertising is a plus
  • Experience with the following is a plus:
    • Web & App Ad Platforms
    • Coding (JS, HTML and/or CSS)
    • API integrations and feeds

Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at [email protected]. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area:

Dow Jones - Media Sales

Job Category:

Software Product Engineering

Union Status:

Union role

Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000

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

More Information on Dow Jones
Dow Jones operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in New York, NY, Princeton, NJ and Los Angeles, CA. Dow Jones was founded in 1882. It has 4898 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Health insurance. To see all 31 open jobs at Dow Jones, click here.
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