Head of Design Research

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Dec 3, 2016 - Requisition No. 55980

The energy of a newsroom. The pace of a trading floor. The buzz of a recent tech breakthrough. We work hard, and we work fast - while keeping up the quality and accuracy we're known for. It's what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time. Our culture is wide open, just like our spaces. We challenge each other. And through our countless volunteer projects, we help bring out the best in our communities as around us, too. You can do amazing work here. Work you couldn't do anywhere else. It's up to you to make it happen!

Bloomberg Media is looking for a Head of Design Research to support core and new digital product initiatives. This individual will play a leadership role in instilling and driving a user-centered design process across Bloomberg’s Media digital products. This role will report directly to the Global Head of Mobile Products.

Once you are here you will:

Lead our design research processes and work on new product development

  • Collaborate with a team of design researchers, designers, prototypers, and a multidisciplinary set of stakeholders through the research process.
  • Lead the research synthesis process, and generate insights that can inspire and inform innovative design which could be in the form of products, services, strategies, processes, ventures or experiences.
  • Manage multiple stakeholder needs, interests, priorities and expectations effectively and sensitively.

Push our boundaries and anchor our product development strategies

  • Leverage the diverse skill sets of our colleagues, from editorial, design, product management, and engineering to deliver great insights and thought leadership.
  • Develop points of view through cross-product synthesis to inspire colleagues, consumers and the market, deepening our position as thought leaders in media, and adding value to the discourse of tackling systemic challenges through a human-centered approach.
  • Experience in interpreting insights into potential design and innovation opportunities and solutions.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Proven record of using research to answer business strategy questions and needs.
  • Mastery of research techniques such as in-depth interview, observation, immersion, usability testing, documentation and insight generation.
  • Experience in interpreting insights into potential design and innovation opportunities and solutions.
  • Strong storytelling and presentation skills, and a passion for creative expression: it can be anything from writing to photography to music to drawing.|
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in areas including design research, market research, consumer insight or user experience in either a corporate, start-up, or consultancy environment.
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