We design the BBC’s amazing digital experiences, from apps to websites, from iPlayer to CBeebies.
Our ace team of UX designers, architects and researchers collaborate closely with product, editorial and technical teams from across the BBC. Together we create elegant, delightful (not to mention award-winning) digital experiences on mobile, tablet, desktop and TV across 10 digital products: BBC Homepage, Search, News, Sport, Weather, Knowledge & Learning, CBeebies, CBBC, iPlayer and Radio & Music.
Now we need a Senior Editorial Designer to join our Knowledge & Learning team. You’ll be working with world-class producers, technical experts and some of the most compelling editorial to create the next generation of storytelling and interactive experiences.
In a typical day, you can expect to:
- Collaborate with Editorial teams and external agencies to shape creative briefs for interactive activities and see through to the delivery of world-class experiences.
- Support editorial teams in commissioning responsive content graphics like maps, illustrations, data visualisations, process flows.
- Art-direct the work of external agencies and freelancers and set the design bar, both for content graphics and interactive activities.
- Set new benchmarks for accurate data representation and accessible design solutions.
- Maintain a set of guidelines and style guide describing the world-class quality of our content graphics ensuring that typography, iconography, layout and brand identity are taken into consideration.
- Work with editorial teams, external agencies and the rest of the UX team to improve the guidelines and style guide.
- Be an active participant in the BBC Infographics working groups.
- Set up and maintain a community across disciplines in Knowledge & Learning to share successful design across the product and the industry.
- Set up and run training sessions on the creation of high quality photography and content graphics.
- Make sure we use the BBC’s Global Experience Language (GEL) and feed back any developments we make.
- Proactively instigate projects and prioritise your own workload.
- Help organise formal user research and proactively try out ideas and designs with people on the street to make sure we’re meeting real user needs.
- Do all this with a view to achieving a single, seamless service on all screens across all BBC products.
The Ideal Candidate
Your portfolio’s full of consistently great work across different screens, be they mobile, connected TV, tablet or desktop. Now you’re ready to take all that experience and expertise and use it to inspire others.
You have editorial nous – the nose for the story in a spreadsheet. You’re a skilled storyteller with a firm grasp on how design can make a story clear, compelling and relevant. And you’ve got proven experience working with external agencies and directing work of outstanding quality.
Yes, you can craft delightful designs. But you know improving user experiences isn’t just about grafting away at the drawing board. You take a broader view – approaching design conceptually and thinking about the whole experience across multiple screens.
Whether you learned your skills on a design degree or on the job, you’re comfortable using them to explain design concepts to anyone, no matter how senior or inexperienced. So you’ll have no trouble speaking up for UX&D with the Knowledge & Learning Editorial team. And you know how to balance what the user needs with what’s really achievable.
You might tend towards data visualisation, information graphics and mapping. Or layout, colour and typography. And maybe you’ve got something special Working for equality of opportunity up your sleeve, like you’re a top illustrator, motion graphic designer or prototype builder. Our team’s made up of a diverse range of people, skills and experience, so we’d love to hear about you and yours.