Do you expect that in the next few years, the lines between the various forms and sources of video content will continue to blur? Do you have an increasing sense of what that might look like, and some ideas about how to get us all there? If so, our client, an imposing figure in the world of communication and consumer tech, might just like to have you on board. It needs a talented UX pro to serve as creative director, to collaborate with its content, product and editorial teams to design and build a world-class experience across its manifold consumer-facing platforms. This gig is at the very heart of the intersection between media and technology, and this will be the place to be over the next few years as we all figure out where we’re headed in this constantly-evolving digital/video/TV landscape.
The Nitty Gritty
As Creative Director, you’ll help to head an autonomous special-project team, ensuring a consistent, unified user experience as the group reshapes the way that millions of people discover and enjoy video content. You’ll support the creation of overarching UX strategies, lead the team in creating and exploring concepts throughout project lifecycles, engage a UX Research team (You’ll manage two designers), and track and communicate goals and progress.
You’ll bring your best ideas and your eagerness to collaborate to the table. How will this thing look? Ad-supported? Subscription? Verticals? Premium? Curation? Fan-club? Which content – what to leave in, what to leave out? Mobile apps? Set-top? Web? You and the team will be constantly building and testing, working out what’s feasible, what will resonate with users, what will generate revenue – and you’ll be the one with the greatest responsibility for looking out for the quality of the consumer’s experience. Right now, the team is in the exciting “crack-the-code” phase in all of this, about to take ten shots on goal until it’s scored. As you might imagine, there’s a ton of very fun work to be done on the UX side, and you’ll certainly not be expected to stay in some humble corner – the team is actively seeking your constant input and best ideas for the entire strategic approach.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You’ve got a degree – and considerable experience – in design, communications, human factors, etc., and have worked in interactive design and/or art direction at one or more large agencies or brands. Software applications, web services and cross-platform product design are old-hat to you, as evidenced by a killer portfolio that leaves no doubt as to your UX leadership ability.
You not only can effectively manage people but you can’t help bringing out the best ideas and efforts in your colleagues. You’re a natural collaborator and a natural communicator, able to get your ideas across in meetings and in writing. When it comes to usability, your approach is organic – it’s not something to be imposed on the creative process as an afterthought; to you, every creative effort is shot through with usability concerns that must be tested out and addressed along the way.
Because this job is so very video-intensive, a lack of video experience will be a strike against you and a ton of video experience will be looked upon fondly.
Few companies have as much to offer as this one when it comes to size, reach and stability. And this role will put you right at the cutting edge, among the handful of people who will be deciding how the rest of us interact with content in the future. With a startup vibe and a lot of exciting work to be done, this one is extremely hard to beat.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.