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Design Director- Direct-to-Consumer

Discovery Communications
New York, NY 10001
  • Job Code
    113854357
Discovery Communications


Design Director- Direct-to-Consumer

US-NY-New York City

Job ID: 24437
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: IT & Technical Operations
US-NY-New York City

Overview

Discovery Inc. is the leader in lifestyle media with top brands such as Food Network, HGTV, the Discovery Channel, and the Travel Channel. We are looking for a dynamic Product Design leader with deep UX and Interaction Design expertise to join our team and create compelling, easy, and joyful customer experiences for our direct-to-consumer digital products. This role will be a mixture of hands-on work driving all aspects of UX and Interaction Design from concept through design and delivery, as well as managing and growing a small, UX-focused team.



Responsibilities

1. Partner with other team leaders (Product, Design, Editorial, Marketing, Engineering, etc.) to create innovative, world-class experiences that span a cross-platform ecosystem (mobile, web, connected tv, and emerging platforms)
2. Understand our customers and their values deeply; always fiercely advocate from the customers’ perspective
3. Define the overall journey flows of how, when, and why our customers interact with our digital products across a range of scenarios and states
4. Approach designing the user experience with a strong storytelling point of view, embracing input from fellow team members
5. Obsess on the micro-interactions of each feature that make the product delightful and really sing; make each interaction effortless and joyfully engaging
6. Explore a wide range of solutions without being overly precious about any - understand that it’s about getting to the right solution for the customer
7. Approach the design system and interaction patterns holistically - ensure consistency of reusable patterns across the product and its platforms
8. Effectively communicate your ideas and underlying thinking through in-person presentations and comprehensive documentation (flows, wireframes, prototypes, etc.)
9. Work with a range of design, wireframing, and prototyping tools (Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Proto.io, Invision, Zeplin, Google Suite, whiteboards, sticky notes, pen and paper)
10. Contribute to the planning, preparation, and analysis of user testing - both for value proposition and usability
11. Be flexible and willing to pursue alternate solutions based on user testing, feedback, and data
12. Work in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment
13. Contribute to the continuous evolution of our work culture and collaborative processes
14. Manage and mentor a growing team of UX resources



Qualifications

* 5+ years experience in User Experience/ Interaction Design; 2+ years in a managerial role
* an exceptional portfolio of digital projects (shipped to market) that reflects your ability to define the overall user experience as well as includes examples of innovative and elegant interaction design solutions
* experience managing UX/design resources
* experience designing experiences for emerging platforms (voice, bots) a plus
* experience in writing for digital products a plus

* forward-thinking, imaginative, and willing to take risks with your work
* an expert in current UI trends and UX best practices
* a systematic thinker who sees the big picture (yet is still attentive to details)
* an energetic and natural leader, with a talent for relationship building
* a strong and confident communicator (verbal, written, and visual)
* a proactive problem solver
* excellent with time-management

* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

New York City, New York, NYC, NY

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

EEO is the Law

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

PI113854357

<b>Discovery Communications</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Design Director- Direct-to-Consumer</b><br/><br/>US-NY-New York City<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 24437<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> IT & Technical Operations<br/>US-NY-New York City<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">Discovery Inc. is the leader in lifestyle media with top brands such as Food Network, HGTV, the Discovery Channel, and the Travel Channel. We are looking for a dynamic Product Design leader with deep UX and Interaction Design expertise to join our team and create compelling, easy, and joyful customer experiences for our direct-to-consumer digital products. This role will be a mixture of hands-on work driving all aspects of UX and Interaction Design from concept through design and delivery, as well as managing and growing a small, UX-focused team.</p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Partner with other team leaders (Product, Design, Editorial, Marketing, Engineering, etc.) to create innovative, world-class experiences that span a cross-platform ecosystem (mobile, web, connected tv, and emerging platforms)<br />2. Understand our customers and their values deeply; always fiercely advocate from the customers perspective <br />3. Define the overall journey flows of how, when, and why our customers interact with our digital products across a range of scenarios and states<br />4. Approach designing the user experience with a strong storytelling point of view, embracing input from fellow team members <br />5. Obsess on the micro-interactions of each feature that make the product delightful and really sing; make each interaction effortless and joyfully engaging<br />6. Explore a wide range of solutions without being overly precious about any - understand that its about getting to the right solution for the customer<br />7. Approach the design system and interaction patterns holistically - ensure consistency of reusable patterns across the product and its platforms<br />8. Effectively communicate your ideas and underlying thinking through in-person presentations and comprehensive documentation (flows, wireframes, prototypes, etc.)<br />9. Work with a range of design, wireframing, and prototyping tools (Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Proto.io, Invision, Zeplin, Google Suite, whiteboards, sticky notes, pen and paper)<br />10. Contribute to the planning, preparation, and analysis of user testing - both for value proposition and usability<br />11. Be flexible and willing to pursue alternate solutions based on user testing, feedback, and data<br />12. Work in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment<br />13. Contribute to the continuous evolution of our work culture and collaborative processes<br />14. Manage and mentor a growing team of UX resources</p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* 5+ years experience in User Experience/ Interaction Design; 2+ years in a managerial role<br />* an exceptional portfolio of digital projects (shipped to market) that reflects your ability to define the overall user experience as well as includes examples of innovative and elegant interaction design solutions<br />* experience managing UX/design resources <br />* experience designing experiences for emerging platforms (voice, bots) a plus<br />* experience in writing for digital products a plus</p><p style="margin: 0px;">* forward-thinking, imaginative, and willing to take risks with your work<br />* an expert in current UI trends and UX best practices<br />* a systematic thinker who sees the big picture (yet is still attentive to details)<br />* an energetic and natural leader, with a talent for relationship building<br />* a strong and confident communicator (verbal, written, and visual)<br />* a proactive problem solver<br />* excellent with time-management</p><p style="margin: 0px;">* Must have the legal right to work in the United States</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">New York City, New York, NYC, NY</span></p>Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br><br> If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/eo6B1DtenLkmcjxYhn7GW"> <p>PI113854357</p>

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Posted: 2019-09-20 Expires: 2019-10-21

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