Lead Product Designer at theSkimm

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THESKIMM & DESIGN

TheSkimm is dedicated to helping millennial women live smarter lives. We're changing the way our 7 million community members consume news, consider products or services, and take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is 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 we’ve helped more than 400,000 people to take action with us in the 2020 elections.

theSkimm’s design team is a group of fast-moving, innovative creators who thrive on building beautiful experiences Skimm’rs love. As a member of the design team, you’ll envision and create impactful product experiences to educate, inform, and inspire our community. 

As a Lead Product Designer, you will lead and develop product design experiences end-to-end and grow the product design team. Reporting to the VP of Design, you’ll be responsible for making every touchpoint with our members memorable. You’ll work with product and engineering to deliver amazing, consistent, and novel experiences. We can’t wait to see you in action.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Lead product design and execution across our web experiences and iOS app 
  • Build the product design team and discipline at theSkimm
  • Partner with product managers, engineers, and business stakeholders to develop the short-term and long-term roadmap
  • Guide how we use user research and analytics data to inform decisions 
  • Run design reviews, brainstorming and collaboration sessions 
  • Partner with leads on planning, staffing, and managing priorities 
  • Level-up theSkimm design system 
  • Foster a collaborative process with teams across the organization
  • Work with the entire design team to evolve the brand design system, understanding the value of design patterns and helping to build and maintain a cohesive visual language

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • 4+ years of product design experience
  • A player/coach able to be hands on and build out a team 
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of design craft 
  • Give feedback with kindness and candor 
  • Strong critical thinking and communication skills 
  • Proficient in Figma and prototyping tools

WHAT WILL SET YOU APART

  • Keen interest in elevating theSkimm’s products and bringing new offerings to life
  • 2+ years of management experience

Please include a link to an online or PDF portfolio with your application

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
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
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
Paid Sick Days
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.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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