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Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019
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theSkimms design team is a group of fast-moving & creative thinkers who thrive on creating products Skimmrs love. Reporting to theSkimms Chief Product Officer, the Senior Director of Design will lead our product & brand design teams in bringing theSkimms unique voice & value proposition to life for our audience.


  • Manage & mentor a team of product & brand designers, & grow the team as the company continues to expand
  • Develop & maintain a strategic, holistic view of theSkimms products & drive towards a cohesive user experience
  • Drive innovative thinking & provide vision & strategic direction to the design teams
  • Lead a team to design products from scratch, with scale in mind, & launch them to our existing audience of millions of Skimmrs
  • Continuously optimize design processes & how both product & brand design work cross-functionally across the organization
  • Collaborate & ideate with stakeholders across product management, engineering, research, editorial, marketing, & sales


  • 8+ years of design experience, with a heavy focus on product design & UX
  • 3+ years building & leading a highly effective design organization
  • Evidence of successful collaboration with product & engineering teams, & using user research & data to steer design thinking
  • Strong point of view on how to create high performing design organizations
  • Thoughtful & empowering leadership & management style
  • Excellent communication skills. You can bring internal stakeholders on your design journey & support your decisions with focus & brevity
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment & make quick decisions
  • Familiarity & enthusiasm for theSkimm: passion for our audience & mission
  • Keen interest in elevating theSkimms existing products & bringing new offerings to life
  • Experience at a company that has demonstrated excellence in product design

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


  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits & 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Catered Friday lunches & monthly gatherings
  • A vibrant office environment full of books, couches & a roof deck
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms growing suite of membership products
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking & diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter


theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, & take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still 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, & more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed & empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, & more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives & we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

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