ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE
theSkimms design team is a group of fast-moving & creative thinkers who thrive on creating beautiful experiences Skimmrs love. As a Product Design Director, you will lead & develop product design experiences end-to-end & grow the product design team.
WHAT YOULL BE DOING
- Lead the design & execution across our web experiences & iOS app
- Build the product design team & discipline
- Partner with your team & stakeholders to develop & maintain the short-term & long-term roadmap
- Guide how we use user research & data to inform decisions
- Run design reviews, brainstorming sessions, & collaboration sessions
- Partner with leads on planning, staffing, & managing priorities
- Develop & maintain a well defined 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
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
- 6+ years of product design experience
- 3+ years managing a product design team
- Ability to be hands on & build out a team
- Ability to demonstrate a high level of design craft & give direction to designers
- Strong critical thinking & communication skills
- Proficient in Figma & prototyping tools
WHAT WILL SET YOU APART
- Ability to refine other peoples ideas & push the best concept forward
- Keen interest in elevating theSkimms products & bringing new offerings to life
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 12 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!
Please include a link to an online or PDF portfolio with your application
This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.