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Axios is a new media company delivering news & analysis.
Design, Full Time    Arlington, VA // New York City    Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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Quick Take:Axios is a new digital media company that wants to make the world smarter, faster by providing them with high quality news & information across politics, technology, politics, & media. We're hiring a Lead Product Designer!

Why it Matters:This person will be responsible for designing products that are truly worthy of our audiences time, attention, & trust. As a leader in the creative process, you will be defining & influencing the direction of our internal & user-facing web & mobile products.

Go Deeper:The lead will play an integral role in product management & business strategy by gathering & evaluating user requirements & synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications.

The Details:Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios mission & have the following skills:

  • Experience working closely with product managers, designers, software, engineers, & data scientists
  • Experience leading teams of UI/UX designers
  • Experience with UX design for both web & mobile apps
  • Familiar with HTML, JavaScript, CSS & native app design capabilities
  • Solid understanding of WCAG 2.0 & designing accessible web & mobile experiences
  • Experience with prototyping tools like Invision & UX design tools like Sketch & Zeplin
  • Experience creating wireframes, storyboards, mockups & flow diagrams
  • Strategic mind for solving problems
  • Experience building stakeholder alignment
  • Ability to synthesize user needs, editorial needs, & business needs into a compelling product experience
  • Experience developing & implementing a design system across multiple products, is preferred

Dont forget:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter & cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, & diverse work culture
  • Annual learning & development stipend
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