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Head of UX - Shared Products & Platforms

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm +1 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm +1 more

Schibsted Publishing’s 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. Our product development is directly impacting millions of Scandinavians.

To achieve this we’re aiming at delivering simply the best news destination possible to our users. We are in a marathon to stay relevant in a rapidly changing market and that requires a dedicated and continuous investment. We are now strengthening our Shared Products & Platforms (SPP) team with a Head of UX, to lead the design and UX work to build a great shared main publisher product platform for our end users.

To achieve this we believe in dedicated teams that work well together, that focus on our users' needs and that have a great collaboration with the existing brands to build successful products that engage and inspire our users.

We are looking for someone with several years experience in UX, leadership and design strategy. You are proactive, open-minded, not afraid to speak up and spread your knowledge. You are also a great collaborator that can navigate complex organisational landscapes.

You will report to the Director of UX and be part of the UX Management team.

You will also be part of the Shared Product & Platform Leadership team, together with the Head of Product & Engineering for our three domains.

The SPP leadership team is responsible for:

  • Building and nurturing high performing teams

  • Setting the direction for the respective domains, and execute on the SPP strategy and roadmap

UX culture at Schibsted:

At Schibsted News Media we have a large bunch of designers and researchers that are proud of being part of strengthening democracy in Scandinavia and we are all working on different aspects of a media company. You will be a part of this extended and super experienced team, and in this team we share knowledge, meet at UX gatherings, run collaborative design critique sessions and meet up for social events.

✯ Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Managing and mentoring the UX’ers and Designers in the Shared Products & Platforms team

  • Setting clear goals and strategies, managing resources accordingly, adhering to the product roadmap and guiding your team members towards growth and success

  • Making sure that you and your team follow the best UX practices and research methods

  • Engaging the entire UX team in championing design methodologies and best practises

  • Facilitating collaboration with product management, engineering and research teams to ensure successful product development and an overall understanding of our user’s needs

  • Recruiting and attracting talents to our organisation

  • Operational work: Leading and contributing to projects as much as the time allows

  • Helping to build an inspiring culture and workplace, together with the other managers

  • Developing and contributing to our UX community and share the best UX and research practice across the organization

  • Bridging UX at Shared Products & Platforms team with our brands teams, Consumer Business, Advertising Solutions, and collaborating in shared initiatives.

✯ You have the following core competences:

  • Passion for managing and developing people

  • Ability to gather, understand, analyze and share data, research and experimentation to inform decision-making, drive optimization and promote an insights driven culture

  • Passion for creating high-performing teams of creative people

  • Ability to work closely with engineering, product management and user research teams in order to design experiences that are technologically feasible and meet the business lines and user needs

✯ You have the following experience and skills:

  • Proven experience in a management or leadership role for a large UX team

  • Several years of UX design or UX research experience

  • Understanding of usability and user experience principles

✯ We offer:

  • A fantastic bunch of colleagues that want to work with you!

  • A great UX community of 40+ designers, UX’ers and researchers

  • We invest in growing you and your competence by letting you spend 10% of your working time to develop and will offer you a yearly conference budget

  • Multiple internal learning sessions, breakfast seminars, Schibsted Talks, and other fun events

  • We work with a great set of tools

  • Flexible working hours, and the equipment you need to work comfortably remote, and a return to new modern offices when COVID-19 guidelines permit

  • Employee Shares Saving Plan

  • Schibsted Learning Lab, a company-wide learning platform to improve your skills and support your career development

  • You can receive a supplementary remuneration according to the collective agreement when on parental leave. Applies if you have been employed for more than a year

  • Health promotion benefits

Work with great people

Anniken Ore Larssen
Product Manager
"At Schibsted you meet people who cheer each other on, creating great products facing millions of consumers every day."
Larry Parker
Junior Developer
"I feel extremely inspired and fortunate to work with talented colleagues, many of whom had decided to return to Schibsted after a period of working elsewhere."
Stina Janson
UX Director
"Schibsted has the fantastic combination of having the strengths of a large organization and being a place for innovation, growth and new initiatives."
Eoin Falconer
Data Enabler
"Schibsted allows you to turn your passion, energy and expertise into real-world solutions that touch millions of users."

Great Place to Work

  • Learn and develop within Learning Lab

  • 5000 fantastic colleagues in over 4 countries

  • Empowering body and mind with Schibsted Life

  • Career opportunities within the Schibsted family

  • We embrace diversity

  • Work with products that matter in peoples lives

  • Personlig utveckling och lärande inom Learning Lab

  • Var del av en mångfaldig, inkluderande arbetsplats

  • Karriärmöjligheter inom Schibstedfamiljen

  • 5000 fantastiska kollegor i fyra länder

  • Schibsted Life erbjuder fysisk och mental träning

  • Jobba med välkända produkter och tjänster

  • Personlig utvikling og læring i Learning Lab

  • Bli del av mangfoldig, inkluderende arbeidsplass

  • Karrieremuligheter i Schibstedfamilien

  • Mer enn 4500 fantastiske kollegaer i 4 land

  • Styrke kropp og sinn med Schibsted Life

  • Jobb med anerkjente produkter og tjenester

About the company

Schibsted is a family of digital brands with a strong Nordic position, and more than 5,000 employees. Millions of people interact with our companies every day through our leading online marketplaces, world-class media houses. We also help new promising businesses grow. Our joint mission of empowering people in their daily lives is rooted in the values of our media heritage and a legacy of bold change. At our best, we are a fearless force for change in a society built on trust and transparency.

Product & Tech is responsible for product development and technology platforms for News Media brands. The unit consists of product managers, software engineers, UX experts, and user researchers. Most of our teams work distributed, with colleagues in Oslo, Stockholm, Krakow, Gdansk, Bergen, and Stavanger.

1839Christian Schibsted
founds a Printing House.

1860Aftenposten is established,
 soon becoming a favoured
 and trusted media channel.

1966Schibsted acquires VG

1996Schibsted buys Aftonbladet,
 today the primary news source 
in Sweden.

1998Schibsted acquires Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s leading national quality newspapers.

2000Finn.no is founded.
 The marketplace has 
been enormously popular 
in Norway ever since.

2003Blocket is acquired. Today
 the number one marketplace 
in Sweden.

2005 – 2008Schibsted Growth 
starts investing in
 various digital brands.

2006The international expansion of 
Schibsted classified business is

2009Fædrelandsvennen, Bergens Tidende and Stavanger Aftenblad are fully incorporated in Schibsted.

2009-2019Schibsted Growth expands the portfolio,
 by 2019 it consists of more than 20 brands.

2019Adevinta is listed at Oslo Børs. Schibsted’s international Marketplaces is spun off into a 
separate company.

1839Christian Schibsted grundar tryckeriet Schibsted Förlag

1860Aftenposten etableras och blir snabbt en prioriterad och betrodd mediekanal

1966Schibsted köper VG

1996Schibsted köper Aftonbladet, Sveriges primära nyhetskälla idag

1998Schibsted köper Svenska Dagbladet, en av Sveriges ledande nyhetstidningar

2000Finn.no grundas. Norges mest besökta marknadsplats.

2003Blocket förvärvas. Den dominerande marknadsplatsen i Sverige idag.

2005 - 2008Schibsted Growth börjar investera i digitala bolag

2006Den internationella expansionen av Schibsted Classified startar

2009Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad och Fædrelandsvennen blir helt integrerade i Schibsted

2009 - 2019Schibsted Growth utökar portföljen som vid 2019 består av över 20 bolag

2019Adevinta listas på den norska börsen. Schibsted’s internationella marknadsplatser etableras som ett eget bolag.

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