Lead Designer SB Nation
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Vox Media is company driven by talent, technology, and design. We develop the highest quality content, conversations, and applications for an audience of over 22 million passionate people around the world.
After four years of steady growth, we're a well-funded company, supported by the same folks who invested in Facebook and Etsy, with business expertise and a successful business model to go with our editorial and technology foundation.
We got our start innovating in sports media, as the largest and fastest-growing network of fan-centric online sports communities. Now we're making an exciting move into consumer technology news, led by former Engadget editors Josh Topolsky, Nilay Patel, and friends. Come join us.
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Does the idea of being the design leader on a small focused product team sound sweet to you? How about having your work seen by millions of viewers on our sites www.theverge.com and www.sbnation.com? Vox Media is looking for a Lead Designer for our Product Team. We need help solving complex design problems in the digital media space. We need your fresh ideas and skills to continue innovating the technology and the processes that make Vox Media products powerful and popular.
We take design seriously. We need focused, experienced creative visionary problem-solvers who push to build beautiful, intuitive products.
The Lead Designer makes things, and will drive design on projects for their small team. Work will include conducting conceptual exploration, establishing direction and design solutions, and ensuring successful implementation of that direction through development. The Lead Designer will engage with the Directors of User Experience and Design on a strategic level; brainstorming, sketching, and verbalizing ideas and strategic directions prior to execution.
On a day to day basis, the Lead Designer will work with the Product Owner and Dev Lead within their small team to ensure successful products are launched. This is a hands-on role, from the whiteboard, to mock ups, to code - you will be involved in every step of the process. Lead designers will also review the work of the other designers on the team and provide constructive feedback. Dry-erase markers, OmniGraffle, Photoshop, and TextMate are the weapons you will use to done tasks yourself, and to set an example for others.
Whether working with Product Team members or an external agency, it?s your responsibility to make sure that their visual design/user experience is in-line with our conventions.
Excellent concept development and graphic design ability for web and mobile.
Excellent understanding of the online media landscape.
Excellent working experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and optimization for web.
Excellent in creating and working with site maps, user flows, wireframes, and other information design documents.
Excellent understanding of composition, color, imagery, typography.
Experience with user testing and rapid prototyping
Experience with seeing a project from inception through completion
Solid experience creating Web graphics, animations, user interfaces, icons, style sheets, color schemes, templates and layouts for use in projects, ensuring site- wide color and typeface standards and consistency.
Ability to work within an agile framework.
Ability to direct other designers when necessary
The skills and passion to get your hands dirty, make things, and own them.
About working at Vox Media: This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits based in Washington, DC (though we'll consider outstanding remote candidates). We work in a converted townhouse in Dupont Circle, a historic neighborhood full of interesting architecture and great coffee shops and restaurants. You'll be joining a family of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about creating for the web, building tools to foster online community, and doing work that's challenging and fun.
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