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Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2021
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TheSkimm is dedicated to helping millennial women live smarter lives. We're changing the way our 7 million community members consume news, consider products or services, & take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, & we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, & on-the-go. TheSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, & weve helped more than 400,000 people to take action with us in the 2020 elections.

theSkimms design team is a group of fast-moving, innovative creators who thrive on building beautiful experiences Skimmrs love. As a member of the design team, youll envision & create impactful product experiences to educate, inform, & inspire our community. 

As a Lead Product Designer, you will lead & develop product design experiences end-to-end & grow the product design team. Reporting to the VP of Design, youll be responsible for making every touchpoint with our members memorable. Youll work with product & engineering to deliver amazing, consistent, & novel experiences. We cant wait to see you in action.


  • Lead product design & execution across our web experiences & iOS app 
  • Build the product design team & discipline at theSkimm
  • Partner with product managers, engineers, & business stakeholders to develop the short-term & long-term roadmap
  • Guide how we use user research & analytics data to inform decisions 
  • Run design reviews, brainstorming & collaboration sessions 
  • Partner with leads on planning, staffing, & managing priorities 
  • Level-up theSkimm design system 
  • Foster a collaborative process with teams across the organization
  • Work with the entire design team to evolve the brand design system, understanding the value of design patterns & helping to build & maintain a cohesive visual language


  • 4+ years of product design experience
  • A player/coach able to be hands on & build out a team 
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of design craft 
  • Give feedback with kindness & candor 
  • Strong critical thinking & communication skills 
  • Proficient in Figma & prototyping tools


  • Keen interest in elevating theSkimms products & bringing new offerings to life
  • 2+ years of management experience

Please include a link to an online or PDF portfolio with your application

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY. 

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