Product Designer, Art19

Remote
San Francisco, CA +1

About ART19


Imagine being a part of an agile team where your ideas have the potential to reach millions. Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-500 company within the atmosphere of a start-up. ART19 (an Amazon Company) is a leading audio platform, providing cutting-edge tools for on-demand hosting, distribution, ad serving, and audience measurement.


At the intersection of publishers and advertisers, the company powers hundreds of millions of podcast downloads every month for the industry’s largest shows. ART19 enables publishers to manage all content and ad operations in one place, offering best-in-class targeting capabilities, seamless integration with listening platforms, and a flexible infrastructure to continuously enhance revenue opportunities for its clients. ART19 equips advertisers with services to reach audiences through smart targeting and custom ad creative capabilities.


In addition to offering best-in-class podcast hosting and dynamic ad insertion technology, ART19 provides monetization services for its publishers. We sell host-read ads across a curated network of podcasts, including shows from Tig Notaro, Michael Ian Black, Al Franken, and others, and offer a growing targeted ad marketplace across a pool of more than 1,000 podcast shows.


Job Description


We are seeking a passionate and detail-oriented Senior Product Designer to lead and help build our growing design team. In this role, not only will you own the direction of the team but will help craft tools that will be used by many of the top publishers, media companies, and agencies in the digital audio space.


You will lead UX design for a variety of internal projects, from discovery to workflow development, to wireframes and high-fidelity mocks, creating experiences that enable podcasters to work more quickly, accurately and efficiently. You will relentlessly simplify and distill complex business processes into intuitive and elegant experiences, working from high-level requirements to define design flows, interactions, and content strategies in collaboration with business leaders, engineers, product managers, and other UX designers. To be successful, you must be a critical, inventive thinker with clear design chops, have an excitement for understanding and using data, and the ability to communicate your ideas effectively. Being a big podcast fan is a plus.


Responsibilities


· Lead the ART19 design team in designing elegant and cutting edge web and mobile products

· Create process flows, conceptual diagrams, wireframes, and mockups to effectively communicate high-level design strategies and detailed interaction behaviors.

· Lead usability testing and create final design and detailed interaction behavior specifications for handoff to engineering team

· Work closely with cross-functional teams to help define business and feature requirements, user scenarios and use cases

· Develop and nurture relationships across teams and disciplines to promote collaboration and efficiency

· Proactively manage your own work queue, time and expectations, meet deadlines and communicate needs and tradeoffs if your schedule is in jeopardy


This position can be located in either Los Angeles (Culver City) or San Francisco.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS


· 5+ years experience as a service designer, user experience designer, or similar role for web and mobile applications

· Experience hiring and developing junior designers

· Experience with UX design for complex business workflows for technical and non-technical customers.

· Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization; and the ability to present a strong rationale for design decisions

· Able to manage ambiguity, work independently and collaboratively within a team, and switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment

· Knowledge of the capabilities of web technologies including HTML/CSS and JavaScript

· Strong online portfolio and results in Product Design, UX design, and prototyping tools.

· Degree in UX Design, Animation, Fine Arts, Cognitive Psychology, HCI, or related field.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS


· Experience with ad tech products

· Experience in UX design of billing/accounting systems, data products and dashboards

· Experience in UI copy writing

· Experience designing with Pattern Libraries and using a variety of usability testing methodologies.

· Enterprise software design experience in a global context.

· Passion for podcasts


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