Product Designer - Ziff Media Group

Product Development New York, New York


Description

Position at PCMag

For more than 35 years, PCMag has been the leading authority on technology buying, delivering independent reviews of more than 2,000 products per year. Our product and news coverage spans various areas of consumer and business tech, including computers, mobile, software and security.

ZMG is looking for a Product Designer to help lead the direction of the PCMag brand.  The Product team is a collection of product managers and designers that are both analytical and creative. We believe that investing in the customer experience is the key to growing our business.  As a Senior Product Manager, you will work alongside our product managers, engineers and stakeholders to ideate, prototype, build, and deliver a best-in-class user experience. 


Responsibilities

As a Product Designer, you will stay with projects from start to finish. You can deliver design solutions while also demonstrating a well-rounded sense of business skills ranging from project management to business analysis. Your approach is rooted in mobile-first design systems. Your methods are agile and scale well. You contribute to the teams around you through mentorship and sharing user-centered methods of problem solving.

  • Product Discovery & Definition
    Build understanding of our business and empathy for the people that use our products. Be able to lead user interviews, stakeholder interviews, design discovery sessions, competitive research, visual design explorations, strategic analysis and contribute to technical feasibility

  • Product Design
    Define features and functions. Product designers determine the right deliverables based on the needs of the project. These include design comps, functional prototypes, etc.

  • Product Development
    You will be the product design lead throughout development. It’s your responsibility to work closely with developers and collaborate on development progress to protect design intent and ensure product quality. Typically in parallel with development, you will update pattern libraries and visual design systems as a companion to the code.

  • Product Outcomes
    You will be the product design lead working with teams to gather data on the outcomes of what we design and build. You will be able to drive conversations around engagement and conversion and use that knowledge to determine next steps.

  • Throughout the Project
    You’ll be responsible for the product vision from start to finish. You will keep stakeholder, customer, product and business goals at the forefront of your conversations and work throughout the lifecycle of a project. You must have a strong point of view on what you are designing and you must be able to clearly articulate the goals – its objectives, who it’s for, why it matters – and be able to share your view and back it up with data. Representing and speaking for design decisions will mean presenting both internally and to stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of professional experience as a Product Designer

  • Expert level product designer with extensive and demonstrated expertise in visual hierarchy, layout, user research and information architecture

  • Displays an expert level understanding of user-centered design methodologies and a willingness to help and mentor those around them.

  • Expert in current design tools like Figma and old school tools like whiteboards or pencil and paper

  • Strong ability to prioritize competing opportunities, experience needs with business priorities and manage scope/time/value tradeoffs effectively

  • Excellent relationship management skills and an ability to drive consensus quickly, across a broad organization

  • Passion for tech products a plus

Benefits

  • Healthcare, vision, and dental plans, with generous contributions from the company

  • Pre-Tax Flexible healthcare spending account (FSA), Dependent Care FSA and Commuter Benefits

  • Flexible Paid Time Off

  • Position is NYC or Austin based, but offices are currently 100% remote with potential for future WFH flexibility

  • Generous 401(k) Matching

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Fitness Membership Reimbursement ($300)

  • Generous paid parental leave

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Pre-Tax Flexible healthcare spending account (FSA), Dependent Care FSA and Commuter Benefits

  • Employee referral bonuses


About Us

Ziff Media Group (ZMG), is a subsidiary of J2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in three core verticals: Technology, Gaming, and Shopping. Its brands – PCMag, Mashable, RetailMeNot, Speedtest, ExtremeTech, IGN, AskMen, Offers.com, TechBargains, emedia and Salesify – produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. ZMG delivers advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. ZMG publishes in 26 languages and successfully partners with local publishing operators across 115 countries. 

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