Product Design Lead

Particle Media, Inc. Santa Clara , CA 95050

Posted 11 months ago

About NewsBreak (Particle Media, Inc.)

News Break defines a new way for users to engage with local news. Since its founding in 2015, it has grown by leaps and bounds. Were an AI-powered news aggregator that delivers the most relevant local news to users.

Were the #1 news app on Android and #3 on iOS in in the U.S. in 2018. With 4M+ daily active users (source: App Annie), were ahead of major news outlet and platforms such as The New York Times, CNN News, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, and SmartNews. We are also the most downloaded mobile app in the news category in 2018 across iOS and Android.

Particle Media, Inc. (the company owns and operates News Break) is a series-B startup backed by the worlds leading investors such as IDG Capital. Were one of the highest growth ventures in the Silicon Valley.

About You

You are passionate about designing product experience for the future of content discovery, delivery and display. You believe a good product design is like telling a story that users understand naturally. You are eager to listen to users to not only understand them but be one of them. You can communicate effectively and illustrate your design in details and allow even people without design knowledge to understand it. You want to help and lead the product design team to keep raising the bar of quality of the product. Hungry to learn and evolve. From leadership skills to design craft to process to industry and market trends - You never stop pushing into the next big challenge.

Responsibilities

  • Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into something useful and valuable for our million plus users
  • Lead the UI/UX design of the product to make it simple, clear, discoverable, effective and elegant
  • Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product & executive teams
  • Partner with Product Managers, engineers, researchers and content strategists to oversea the user experience of product from conception until launch
  • Create information architecture diagrams, wireframes, prototypes and user flows to develop and evolve product concepts
  • Combine quantitative data analysis and qualitative user research methods to build deep understanding of user behavior and need
  • Develop design, style guidelines to main high integrity and consistency of experience across components, platforms and products.

Requirements

  • 4+ years experience in application design
  • Strong background and experience in information architecture and design
  • Experience in running whiteboard sessions to communicate a concept or strategy
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills, articulating design decisions and storytelling
  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks, and work within deadlines with little supervision
  • Ability to provide clear, honest and objective feedback in order to continue raising the bar for the product and design team
  • Possesses high attention to detail and consistency
  • Must be a team player, open to accept feedback from anyone, and recognize that good ideas can come from anywhere, no matter the level or job description
  • Passion for the news as a fourth pillar of democracy and belief in mission to create better understanding and accountability between people through delivery of quality information not based on filter bubbles

Benefits

We provide highly competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, and stock options. Benefits include great Medical, Dental and Vision. A flat organization and family-like culture makes this a perfect environment to make huge impact on our product and grow your skill set.

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