Director, Product Design
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Givewith
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: New York, NY
Givewith is a first-of-its-kind social impact technology company intent on transforming the way that both business and social impact are done. Givewith harnesses the power of media, advertising, business transactions and commerce to put social impacts at the center of business activities, create new channels and sources of funding for nonprofit organizations, and generate measurable business value for companies and public entities around the globe. Givewith is the latest innovation from EcoMedia, a division of CBS that leverages ad spends to create tangible positive impact in communities.
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye" - one of the most recognized in business. The Company's operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS's businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.
Givewith is seeking an experienced Director of Product Design to own the user experience, and visual / interaction design objectives for Givewith's digital products. As our Director of Product Design, you will build and lead a Design team, tasked with evolving the user experience for our audience. You will work with internal partners across departments and with several of Givewith's external partners to research, concept and iterate on the design of new features and to improve existing client experiences. You will bring your experience in end-to-end product design process to create an experience that resonates deeply with our users. You have a passion for conducting user research, and developing experiences that contribute directly to company objectives. You are enthusiastic about building a user-centric company culture, getting to know your user, and creating experiences that directly contribute to socially good causes.
Lead all facets of design: research, wireframing, visual design, interaction design, and prototyping to develop our user experience
Hire, manage and mentor a team of Product Designers
Institute an infrastructure for product design guidelines that foster consistency in user experience as we scale
Collaborate with engineering and product partners to achieve successful product releases, account for technical requirements, and meet company objectives
Advocate for the user and their experience by communicating research driven recommendations to your team
Translate user research and behavioral data into intuitive, innovative user interfaces
Incorporate client and team feedback into design iterations to help create win-win outcomes for our clients and business objectives
Understand the technical limitations and liberties behind decisions and have the skill to communicate rational design decisions to internal team members.
Develop our testing and user research capabilities to foster our ability to make informed decisions and iterate quickly on existing experience
7+ years of dedicated in-house product design experience across all facets of the design process, including research, UI, UX and iteration
Deep experience leading and motivating a team of product designers
Expert with Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, Sketch, or other design and wireframing software
Demonstrated expertise in tying design decisions back to research, data, and desired business outcomes
Ability to implement best practices for cross-platform devices and applications
Efficient in translating high-level requirements and/or user stories into user flows, wireframes and prototypes; familiar with and passionate about rapid prototyping
Highly collaborative, flexible, team-oriented mentality with proven success of working closely with developers and product managers
Exceptional communication skills and a desire to advocate for design decisions and the user internally to executive-level team members
Discerning and empathetic research skills; ability to interact directly with users to elicit valuable insights
Passionate about keeping up to date with the latest tools and trends that keep you at the forefront of your field
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled