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Product Designer at Mic.com
New York City, NY, US

Mic is hiring a Product Designer to work on new products for Mic’s loyal audience and internal journalism tools. We are living through a special moment in media history where traditional solutions can’t solve new kinds of social, political, and intellectual challenges. At Mic we are developing new methods to match these new kinds of problems, and you will be a key contributor to this work.

Responsibilities:

  • maintain brand system and its expression on all consumer-facing surfaces
  • design new direct-to-consumer experiences such as apps, email, or voice products
  • design flows that make it easier for our staff to do great journalism and distribute it widely
  • contribute to product roadmap

You:

  • have 2+ years of professional experience in digital design
  • have solid grasp of UI/UX fundamentals and principles of interaction design
  • have proficiency with Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Indesign, After Effects), at least one prototyping tool
  • demonstrate vision and strategic product thinking
  • advocate for reusability and simplicity
  • have basic HTML/CSS and functional knowledge of Javascript, to understand your design’s impact on code
  • have a portfolio URL that demonstrates your digital product design work

We:

  • are a small, dedicated product and engineering team (12 people), so your work will have a big impact
  • care about improving society, specifically users’ relationship to information
  • have a transparent, collaborative and efficient process for developing products
  • iterate constantly and insist on cross-functional collaboration at every stage of the product lifecycle

Other preferred qualifications:

  • experience with data visualization
  • experience designing products for a large, international audience
  • experience sharing design knowledge through workshops, mentorship,
  • BA in Art or Design from a leading institution

 

 

Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented. We consider Mic the leading digital news company for society’s Change Makers, who most influence and impact the world.

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