The Hired Guns are seeking a highly skilled Lead Product Designer to join a crowdsourced technology platform that delivers professional short-form content and empowers the creative functions of businesses small and large.
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
This innovative online platform provides custom creative content on demand. Their clients include media companies, agencies, and brands who are looking to scale creative solutions and messaging for a multitude of workflows. By marrying advanced technology with their distributed network of talented writers and editors, this platform delivers engaging, original, and witty content (yes, it’s a really cool, budding, successful company, and we want you to get your foot in the door ASAP!).
Here’s the deal: right now, this company is in the midst of building out brand-new custom tools for clients and creatives alike. The tools will help clients request and review content and will allow creatives to access and contribute to various projects. To make these tools the best they can be, they’re looking for a talented Lead Product Designer to join their team and help determine the overall vision for all their products, as well as be extremely hands-on with the design of individual features. As part of this growing team, you’ll be expected to mentor other designers and help shape the product team’s internal processes, development strategies, and culture. You will lead tactical and strategic design projects across the entire product lifecycle, make meaningful updates to existing functionality, propose new features, and help define the long-term vision of all products. Plus, you’ll be tasked with creating dynamic prototypes that excite and drive cross-team alignment. In short, you’ll help build an amazing product that will hands-down be the star of your portfolio.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
You have a minimum of 6 years experience as a Product Designer or UX Designer. You possess strong UX ability, visual design skills, and product thinking (all of which are well represented in your portfolio). Experience taking real-world products from concept to launch is a must. You have a firm grasp on UX methods and processes and competence in relevant design and prototyping tools, especially Figma. It goes without saying that you have strong visual design skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills (this is a content platform, after all). You’re eager to collaborate, but also totally comfortable working alone. You must have a keen understanding of UX best practices, and you’re excited to lead the product vision and design strategy for the world’s leading creative writing platform. P.S. It’s great if you have team leadership and gamification experience.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
If you have a passion for turning complex problems into clear and engaging user experiences, then this is the gig for you. Not to mention, every day at work is guaranteed to provoke at least one laugh, because you’ll be working on a product used by some of the funniest minds on the planet. If you do this job right, you’ll get to drive the design behind a hugely successful company’s new product offerings and help the world’s leading creative writing platform reach new levels of success. It’s a good look.
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