[Sigia-l] Job: Director of Product Design-NYC
From: Laura Hunter <laura.hunter_at_vividresources.com>
Date: Sun Nov 18 2007 - 19:09:08 EST
My client in NYC is one of the premier sources for international news and
The position is capped at $200,000 annually with excellent benefits and
Director of Product Design
The Director of Product Design will be responsible for developing and
My clients multimedia news and information products. He/she will guide the
experience standards across products. The director will lead and manage
team. He/she will also vet and oversee the work of design agencies
to the Sr. Vice President of Technology.
Specifically, the Director of Product Design will:
. Act as the user experience thought leader, develop/drive the vision for
products, and set goals for the Product Design team that support this
. Hire, manage, train and develop members of the Product Design team.
. Lead the establishment and maintenance of design/usability standards and
. Participate in vetting of outside agencies for project work.
. Manage the design work of consultants and agencies to ensure that it meets
. Manage the budget for the Product Design group.
. Collaborate with Corporate Communications to ensure that products support
. Collaborate with Project Management and Development leads to integrate the
process into the development process.
. Collaborate with Product Managers to ensure that the user experience
goals of a product.
. 8+ years of experience working in user experience, information
Web sites and/or applications. Minimum of 4 years in a leadership position.
news/content sites, as well as a mix of client-side and in-house experience
. Proven experience vetting, managing, and developing successful
. Proven experience managing design teams with skills in user research,
design, and user interface coding.
. Strong management and leadership skills with the ability to motivate and
. Superior understanding and extensive experience with all aspects of user
research, information architecture, interface design, visual design,
. Excellent communication and organizational skills including the ability to
. Ability to solve problems in a team environment.
. Bachelor's degree in design, computer science, human factors or a related
For consideration please email a resume and samples of your Director level
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