Product Designer

  • 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Torstar Corporation is a progressive media organization with a long, proud history in newspapers and a passion for capitalizing on the fluid world of digital and mobile media.  Torstar’s vision for success is driven by a deep customer-centric obsession, continued journalistic excellence, advanced data-driven competency and a culture that is selfless, focused, agile, collaborative and results driven. The successful candidate will be a champion of those priorities while keeping the customer at the heart of all of the creative work that s/he will be doing.

Job Description

We are looking for a Junior to Mid level Product Designer to join our Digital Product Team

A Product Designer helps make sense of new business ideas by working through user flows, understanding user needs through qualitative research and creating designs that are validated with real users. A dedicated Product Designer is a key problem solver that works with product managers and developers to create smart designs that our customers will pay for. This role reports to the Director, UX and Design and will be remote for the foreseeable future.

What you would do in this role:

  • Work as a member of the UX and Design team, helping to define and design clear, elegant interfaces and design solutions for web and mobile devices;
  • Visualize and verbalize your creative ideas and vision, as well as rationalize solutions with the team and stakeholders
  • Gather design requirements, conduct research and consolidate input from multiple stakeholders in order to get clear understanding of both business goals and user needs
  • Design digital product solutions that meet or exceed strategic objectives
  • Collaborate with core teams to create a better user experience
  • Visually present and organize information so it’s easy to understand and find later
  • Constantly explore ways to create a more cohesive experience and enhanced usability across our products
  • Test concepts and iterate as findings help define deeper insights and new directions
  • Maintain and drive our visual design identity by contributing to style guides, libraries and processes
  • Provide quality assurance on creative deliverables


What you will need to be a successful candidate:

  • You have a digital portfolio showcasing exceptional and impactful digital product design solutions (your portfolio should included several casestudies that detail your process )
  • Experience designing outstanding digital products
  • Ability to communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale, keeping in mind our user-centred design process
  • Able to prioritize and manage workload, meet critical project milestones and deadlines, and pivot as needed
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the agile process
  • Experience with responsive/adaptive design principles
  • Experience working experience in graphic design for a variety of platforms such as Mac, Windows and mobile (iOS/Android)
  • UX knowledge and some experience conducting user research, creating flows, designing wireframes and interactive prototypes using industry software (e.g., Figma, Invision, Sketch etc.).
  • Good knowledge of design principles and design thinking methods
  • Ability to work independently as well collaboratively part of a team and to multitask in a high-paced work environment.
  • A passion for clean, functional, and elegant interfaces
  • Commitment and passion for testing new ideas and iterating on your work to drive business results

Additional Information

Why You’ll LOVE Working Here…

  • The opportunity to be part of an exciting company grounded in history while striving to be at the cutting edge of the digital media industry; you'll never get bored in our fast-paced, constantly evolving and challenging environment
  • We recognize that you have a life outside of work and we offer you real work/life balance
  • We provide individualized career plans and extensive ongoing development opportunities
  • We've got your health in mind; you'll get a comprehensive benefits package & group RSP (Extended Health Care, Dental, etc.) combined with a generous vacation plan

And let’s not forget the AWESOME PEOPLE!

Diversity & Inclusion

Torstar Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Torstar is committed to ensuring employment opportunity to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status or disability or any other factor protected by law.

Torstar Group of Companies is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Human Rights Code we will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling the interview of your requirements.

Torstar Corporation remains committed to its employees and to providing a safe workplace.  As of November 30, 2021,  candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and successful candidates must agree to obtain any additional vaccinations or booster dose(s) that may be required. Proof of such vaccination will be required.   We will make accommodation for qualifying medical or religious exemptions.

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