Design Director, News
NBC NewsNew York, NY
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Full Time Job
At the NBC News Group, we are responsible for the best, most impactful news brands in the industry, including NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Today, and E!. We care passionately about news and our ability to help our customers to get informed and inspired about what is important to them (and us.)
The NBC News Group Product Design team is a diverse group of passionate, hard-working, and highly collaborative people. We are looking for a customer-centered, innovative, thought leader, and design team mentor to join our team as our new Design Director, News and we are hoping it might be you. Success in this role is driven by setting a cohesive strategy and vision to elevate our digital products and work with cross-functional teams to deliver value for customers and business.
Youâ€™ll have the opportunity to shape design strategy and vision for NBC News cross-platform digital experiences, in a way that provides more value to our audiences. Our team values a human-centered, data-driven approach to product design, and your job will be motivating the team to seek solutions, listen deeply, act with integrity & take ownership. The Design Director, News will ensure the teamâ€™s design, discovery & domain expertise are at level while developing career planning & growth with individual career plans & training.
7 years of experience as a hiring, managing, and mentoring successful multiple designers.
10 years of experience as a product designer with successful outcomes for digital products, reaching millions of users, preferably in a media context.
3 years of design system experience
- Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
- Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.
Managed high performing team of in-house designers who were embedded in Pods, Agile or Scrum teams
Lead, coach and mentor a talented team of data-driven, customer-centered product designers
Holds the team accountable for high quality product design and timely cross-functional communication.
Prioritization and multi-tasking skills
Advocate for design best practices, integrating UX Research and building meaningful customer experiences.
Takes an active, participatory role in defining how, what and why the work we do is approached and executed (explain the â€œwhyâ€).
Excellent communication and presentation capabilities, articulating ideas effectively and without bias.
Develops team career planning and growth with individual career plans, reviews, training, 1:1 feedback and assignments.
Expert in design research with a dedicated human-centered approach to problem solving.
Highly experienced in design thinking and product discovery.
Systems-thinker with deep knowledge of cross-platform design & visual system creation and effective implementation.
Digital platform, design system, domain spaces (video, personalization, e-commerce) and news industry subject matter expertise.
A passion for news.
High energy level and a strong work ethic, someone who is self-driven.