UX Director

New York
Mar 03, 2013
Apr 02, 2013
Ms. Hiring Manager
Full Time
We are seeking a User Experience Director to join our new NY City based Product Design team at American Media. Our UX Director will oversee interaction design across all digital products and touchpoints (web, mobile, social). They will take a hands-on approach to transforming our online experiences through an iterative process of concepting, design, prototyping, and testing.

Directors will work closely with strategists, designers, developers, and our editorial teams to create engaging, innovative products that empower content creators and audiences alike.


?Responsible for the management and delivery of UX project deliverables: vision briefs, concepts, wireframes, site maps, etc., while partnering with other disciplines for the final product.
?Design and specify user interfaces using participatory and iterative design techniques.
?Understand and translate customer needs, motivations and behaviors into actionable deliverables.
?Collaborate closely with design and development leads to in the producing well crafted prototypes and the final product
?Champion principles of usability and user-centered design and know when it's ok to violate those principles
?Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and detailed design rationale both verbally and visually.
?Work closely with interdisciplinary teams to guide brainstorms and working sessions.
?Mentor and grow junior interaction and visual designers.
?Contribute to defining project scope and schedules.


?6-8+ years experience creating interfaces, large scale websites and mobile applications.
?Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology across devices and platforms.
?Demonstrated experience using web analytics data to inform design decisions - must have a solid understanding of major web analytics packages and SEO strategies.
?Must be a self-starter who will bring original ideas and fresh approaches to each project.
?Must have a hands-on approach with an eagerness to jump in and solve problems.
?Strong self-management skills and able to meet deadlines.
?Inspires passion, dedication, and excellence from others.
?Thinks holistically and strategically about business needs.
?Has engaging presentation style + solid writing and visual communication skills.
?Ego-free. Invites feedback and knows how and when to defend design choices.

Please be sure to include cover letter, link to your portfolio, and salary requirements when responding to this job post.

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