From personalisation to system design, the Lead Product Designer is central to a user’s experience of The Telegraph across its app and website. You’ll use, develop and grow our design system and visual language, leading designers and prototypers, designing and building innovative projects, experiments and tools, as well as working closely with other Telegraph design teams to ensure continuity across the brand and our digital offering.

Our benefits
The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), to life assurance, and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development
With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion
We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds.
We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.
Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We’ve also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.

Key responsibilities

  • You’ll be shaping and leading the design for how The Telegraph tells stories across its platforms, using new technologies. You’ll be ambitious in your thinking and be able to inspire others with your ideas.
  • You’ll be comfortable building prototypes in code, as well as leading others that do.
  • You’ll set the bar high, driving for the consistency, quality, and integrity of the user experience across all we do.
  • You’ll be hands-on – leading the design of bespoke user experiences. Creating journeys, wireframes, designs and prototypes, in order to bring your ideas to life – as well as directing other designers. You’ll love to learn and help to foster a culture of experimentation in the team.
  • You’ll be leading a range of projects, from the big to the small, the experimental to the practical. You’ll be comfortable juggling a few things at once, and always eager to try something new.
  • You’ll be leading other designers and prototypers, working with developers, Product Managers and other people around the company to come up with the best possible solution. You’ll be comfortable working as part of a group, as well as alone, and able to articulate the rationale behind your design decisions to others as well as happy to join in healthy debate.
  • You’ll be motivated to continuously improve your designs, working with our in-house user research and data teams to gain a deeper understanding of how designs are working, and proactive in driving forwards their improvement.

Key skills

  • Significant experience working on a variety of projects, in user experience and user interface design, and graphic design related roles
  • A portfolio demonstrating your ability to conceive and execute highly at all aspects of the design process
  • Previous experience managing direct reports or directing other designers and developers
  • A working proficiency in web development (HTML/CSS/Javascript) that allows you to build and deliver coded prototypes and experiments
  • Extensive knowledge of front end digital capabilities and limitations, and be able to use this to bring to life design solutions that match technical limitations
  • A BA in a design related degree, or similar experience
  • Expert knowledge of design software, such as Figma and Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as prototyping tools, such as, Webflow, Marvel, Invision, etc.
  • Great organisational skills and the ability to juggle multiple streams of work

The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.