Product Designer

Web

Product Designer

As a product designer, you will help build the visual identity of our digital products, as well as the users’ experiences interacting with them. Some of the digital products that we design for are the mobile app, web apps, and new features for The Michigan Daily website.

You will have responsibilities ranging from researching users’ needs to designing and prototyping. You will be involved at every step of the product development life cycle, from coming up with new ideas to making sure designs are properly implemented.

Our team comes from a diverse set of backgrounds and is highly collaborative. We work with all sections of The Daily to deliver the best experiences and impact for the Michigan community. As a Product Designer here, you will have the opportunity to work with peer designers, engineers, and other sections of The Michigan Daily.

We're recruiting open-minded, curious, and passionate students to join our team. Previous experience is not required. As long as you have a passion for design, you are welcomed!

This position is closed. Please check back next semester to apply.


Web

Welcome to The Michigan Daily web team! We’re working hard to build the digital-first future of The Michigan Daily.

What we do
The web team’s projects can largely be split into two buckets: product and editorial. Products include designs for the new website and special projects like The Rivalry Edition or The Love Notes. Our editorial responsibilities include providing data analysis for reporters, creating graphics for stories, and writing data-driven articles. We are also planning on releasing a new mobile app this semester!

Technologies
The newsroom is a unique environment to experiment with technology, and we have a lot of exciting opportunities to do so. We use (and plan to use) modern technologies including (but not limited to):
  • Web frameworks like React.js and Svelte and modern web tooling (SCSS, Parcel, etc)
  • Data analysis with Python (pandas, numpy) and R
  • Visualization tools like D3
  • Modern mobile development technologies like React Native
  • Cloud technologies like AWS
If you are experienced with or would like to learn more about any of these, you should join the web team!

Subteams
The following subteams work in tandem to comprise The Daily web team: product design, web projects, data, and mobile app.
  • The product design team creates designs for both the main michigandaily.com website as well as all of our special products.
  • The web development team works on internal newsroom tools and special projects.
  • The data team works on data-driven stories and visualizations to be published in The Daily.
  • The mobile app team is working on a new mobile app to deliver The Michigan Daily’s journalism (and push notifications) to readers.

Other Positions

Web Developer

Web

Data Journalist

Web

Mobile App Developer

Web


Contact

Section email: webteam@michigandaily.com

Managing Online Editors: Eric Lau (ericlau@umich.edu) and Dora Guo (doraguo@umich.edu)

Recruitment Chairs: Matthew Bilik (mbilik@umich.edu) and Angela Voit (voit@umich.edu)

For general questions, reach out to Director of Outreach Jojo Rubin at julrubin@umich.edu.