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Product Designer

| Greater NYC Area

Group Nine Media is looking for an outstanding UX Designer who is passionate about creating best-in-class digital products. You will collaborate with our team of Product Designers, Product Managers, Engineers, and Stakeholders across Brands to design and build amazing & useful experiences.

We are a team of people from various social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds who value professional development, and work/life balance. It’s our belief that our team and our work are both made better by our diversity. If this sounds like you, keep reading!

As a UX Designer, you will help define the future of our Media & Content Management tools across all Group Nine Media brands. In this role, you will focus on creating a robust set of products that will benefit & serve the needs of our Editors, Audience Development, and Partnership teams. Additionally you will consult/collaborate with other Product Designers as we develop a comprehensive cross-brand Design System that will continue to push our web experience forward.

You will be the consistent advocate for our users at the intersection of design, business goals, and engineering. You must possess a clear vision for the future of user experiences and always advocate for the best possible solutions. Your work will impact our existing and future products. You should have deep knowledge of user-centered design principles and excel at research, motion and animation, and prototyping.

A full portfolio is required to apply. All applications without a portfolio will be rejected.

Responsibilities:

  • Design best-in-class products, including Content & Media Management systems
  • Contribute to the design & implementation of a cross-brand Design System
  • Be an active participant in all phases of the product development lifecycle, including product ideation and definition, visual design, and user testing
  • Make design choices based on user behavior, business goals, engineering capabilities, and empirical data
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional, and co-located team and contribute to the culture of the Design team.
  • Document and com­mu­ni­cat­e user experience and interaction direc­tion via detailed specifications, wire­frames and prototype(s)
  • Stay up to date with design trends, industry trends, and new software
  • Promote innovative and comprehensive designs / concepts across diverse platforms and devices

You:

  • Have a minimum of three years of experience designing clean, intuitive, and innovative experiences (Tools and Design System experience a plus)
  • Have knowledge of current UX best practices and agile design processes
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively and clearly explain complex interactions to different audiences - including senior tech and product leadership, stakeholders, and brand leads.
  • Love conducting user research and usability testing, and turning the learnings into data that can drive product design decisions
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with opportunities to take on a few projects at the same time
  • Look for inspirations in all aspects of life and you are constantly looking for innovative ways to solve design problems.
  • Must be a totally awesome human!

Are you interested but think that you might not qualify because you can’t check off every bullet point above? Apply anyway and let us know in your application if you have a related skill or quality that would make you successful in this role. You can also learn more about our tech and product team in our blog. We’re looking forward to seeing your application!

About Group Nine Media:

Group Nine Media is one of the world's largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 5 billion monthly video views and reaching 80% of U.S. adults in their 20s. As the no. 1 most engaging publisher on the social web, Group Nine's brands are built for consumption on the platforms where their millennial-focused audience spends the majority of their time. Group Nine is home to NowThis (the no. 1 most watched video news creator on social), The Dodo (the no. 1 animal brand on social), Thrillist (the most trusted brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment) and Seeker (the digital leader in science and innovation).

We offer great benefits such as medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), PTO, company paid AD&D, Life Insurance, Short-term & Long-term disability, and much more! 

Group Nine Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

Group Nine Media is also a participant in e-verify.

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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We’re employee-first and operate with six core values: “care deeply,” “be brave,” “go first,” do good,” “stay close,” and “win together.” We offer office-wide happy hours, bagel Fridays, 401K matching, summer Fridays, competitive health benefits, and a pet-friendly casual office environment where employees can thrive to spark action.

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