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Head of Design

| Greater NYC Area

ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm’s design team is a group of fast-moving and creative thinkers who thrive on creating products Skimm’rs love. Reporting to theSkimm’s Chief Product Officer, the Head of Design will lead our product and brand design teams in bringing theSkimm’s unique voice and value proposition to life for our audience.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Manage and mentor a team of product and brand designers, and grow the team as the company continues to expand
  • Develop and maintain a strategic, holistic view of theSkimm’s products and drive towards a cohesive user experience
  • Drive innovative thinking and provide vision and strategic direction to the design teams
  • Lead a team to design products from scratch, with scale in mind, and launch them to our existing audience of millions of Skimm’rs
  • Continuously optimize design processes and how both product and brand design work cross-functionally across the organization
  • Collaborate and ideate with stakeholders across product management, engineering, research, editorial, marketing, and sales

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • 8+ years of design experience, with a heavy focus on product design and UX
  • 3+ years building and leading a highly effective design organization
  • Evidence of successful collaboration with product and engineering teams, and using user research and data to steer design thinking
  • Strong point of view on how to create high performing design organizations
  • Thoughtful and empowering leadership and management style
  • Excellent communication skills. You can bring internal stakeholders on your design journey and support your decisions with focus and brevity
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and make quick decisions
  • Familiarity and enthusiasm for theSkimm: passion for our audience and mission
  • Keen interest in elevating theSkimm’s existing products and bringing new offerings to life
  • Experience at a company that has demonstrated excellence in product design

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits and 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy and generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Catered Friday lunches and monthly gatherings
  • A vibrant office environment full of books, couches and a roof deck
  • Complimentary access to theSkimm’s growing suite of membership products
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking and diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter

ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, and take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, and we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, and on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, and more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed and empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, and more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives and we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!


This is a full-time role based in New York, NY

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

What are theSkimm Perks + Benefits

Culture
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
theSkimm provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
theSkimm offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses.
Lunch and learns
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