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Product Designer

May 10, 2018

Full-time

(Charlotte, N.C.)

American City Business Journals is looking for a talented and thoughtful product designer to join our team in Charlotte, N.C. We are a tight-knit group, working together to improve the user experience of ACBJ’s digital products for 43 U.S. cities. We're excited about our goal to help businesspeople across the country be more successful in their career or business than they are today. We've started applying this customer-centric perspective to all our offerings, in close collaboration with engineers, product owners and stakeholders.

If you worked here in the last year, you might have revamped our article page to streamline the reading experience, redesigned our account section to center on users' common tasks, helped build our pattern library or optimized our e-commerce flows. We're also open to new ideas and visual directions that emerge from the business and customer objectives of each project.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with product owners to conceive new products, features and site improvements and with developers to implement them, focusing on bizjournals.com
  • Pivot between contributing to high-level product decisions and understanding the low-level implications of those discussions
  • Design user flows, wireframes, high-fidelity mock-ups and clickable prototypes
  • Clearly communicate a product’s design to stakeholders, product owners and developers
  • Frequently give and solicit constructive feedback from fellow designers through informal and formal critiques
  • Act as an advocate for the user’s perspective
  • Grow and manage our team's assets, such as pattern libraries and style guides
  • Stay current on news and ideas in mobile and web design

Requirements

  • Two or more years designing and building consumer-facing or enterprise digital products, particularly for mobile devices
  • Intellectually curious and detail-oriented
  • Solid understanding of how to design clear interfaces that people love to use
  • Sophisticated visual design expertise: facility with color, type and grid to create a cohesive design in any medium
  • Able to work within and intelligently expand an existing design system
  • Can articulate the rationale behind every design decision through strong oral and written presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and positively in design and product-line teams
  • Mastery of common visual design tools, particularly Sketch and the Adobe Creative Suite

Ideal Qualities

  • Experience with user research, from ethnography to usability testing
  • Passionate about usability, mobile technology, graphic design, branding and/or journalism
  • Experience working with agile teams and in an iterative process
  • Experience designing with data, for news or for events
  • Background designing for systems (style guides, pattern libraries)
  • Understanding of or fluency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Job Perks: 13" Retina MacBook Pro, standalone monitor, Sketch, Slack and user testing tools Full complement of major medical, dental, vision, life insurance 401(k) plan; matching employer contributions Newly remodeled building with open workspaces, sit-stand desks, coffee lounge, subsidized cafeteria Free on-site parking and public transportation discounts Conference and training budget

Apply: Only applications with portfolios will be considered.

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