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Head of User Experience

Our client is a leading Academic publisher based in Central London. They are building an in-house User Experience team and are looking to hire a Head of User Experience (UX).

As Head of User Experience, you will work closely with the product and editorial teams to ensure products continue to be developed with UX at the central focus. Our client prides itself on delivering well designed platforms and products that are visually stunning and functionally very efficient and easy to use.

We are very interested in speaking to ambitious and driven candidates who are excited to move into an established business, with established products and develop an amazing team and UX function that will make a difference and help the business grow.

We are looking for someone who comes with a background in publishing and with the following experience:

  • Significant demonstrated experience of managing user experience teams, preferably in an academic publishing context
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in managing freelancers, contractors and vendors
  • Ability to understand the specific needs of a varied user base of students, scholars, librarians and practitioners in visual and applied arts, performing arts, humanities, social sciences, law and finance
  • Passion for digital product development, with a proven record of delivering successful products and platform features
  • HTML skills (knowledge of CSS, JavaScript and XML not required by advantageous)
  • Understanding of project management & development processes, including Agile methodology, and experience with standard tools such as Jira and Confluence
  • Experience of gathering & interpreting web usage analytics
  • Excellent implementation and time-management skills
  • An excellent eye for detail and a logical, problem-solving approach
  • A proactive, "can-do" attitude
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and visual)

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

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Head of User Experience

Full-time, Permanent
Digital, Online, Project Management, Product Management, Management, IT

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