NEW YORK MEDIA: IA/UX DESIGNER

Posted by | July 26, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: NEW YORK, NY

IA/UX DESIGNER
New York Media
 
About New York Media:
New York Media is the parent company of the ground-breaking weekly New York magazine, founded in 1968; the website nymag.com, an up-to-the-minute news and service site for New Yorkers; the national restaurant search Website MenuPages along with GrubStreet.com; and the twice-yearly New York Weddings magazine. New York magazine is the regional and national authority on the greatest city on Earth, read by more than 1.7 million people each week. Through smart writing, beautiful photography and sophisticated design, New York chronicles news and social trends, explores the city’s cultural happenings and serves as a navigational tool for all aspects of city life. Nymag.com attracts more than 5 million monthly unique visitors, making it one of the most visited online destinations focused on New York City.
 
Job Summary:
New York Media—publisher of  New York magazine, NYMag.com, Vulture.com, and Grubstreet.com— is looking for a creative, seasoned information architect with a minimum of five years experience to join its UX Team. The IA will help define how our network of consumer-oriented media websites, apps, and mobile products will evolve. The position will work closely with product owners, designers and developers to articulate product vision, wireframe concepts, diagram workflow, shape informational hierarchies, design interaction models, and shepherd products through visual design and development.
 
Responsibilities:
  • The primary responsibility of the IA is to wireframe concepts for new products and work with edit, design, front-end and backend developers to refine/validate concepts being wireframed. Products may range from a new article template to a search experience to a mobile app UI to an update to our membership system. The IA will create low-fidelity and high-fidelity wireframes illustrating the new products.
  • The IA is also responsible for diagramming workflow and production tools to support new products. This involves driving user acceptance from business owners based on their needs.
  • Oversee realization of a full set of logical design materials appropriate to a given project. Act as primary user advocate across NY Media products, including advertising
  • Oversee the consistent definition, implementation, and evolution of smart UX patterns and interaction models.
  • Play a flexible role across our products: sometimes as primary UX designer on your own project, sometimes as UX consultant to others.
  • Stay current with advancements in interactive technology and competitive or complimentary products, and advocate for the appropriate application of those advancements in our own products.
  • Identify and create opportunities for user feedback in the development of new and existing features.
  • Run or direct usability testing as appropriate.
 
Ideal Candidate Profile:
As a candidate, you must have facility in crafting experiences that meet equally well the needs of users/readers, editorial tone/identity, and business goals. You are equal parts product-thinker, information architect, interaction designer, and usability professional. You communicate and collaborate well with software architects and developers. You realize that the ideal first release of a product is one that may not include all the features the business wants but works better than the audience expects. You are familiar with the capabilities/best practices of HTML 5 and iOS. You care deeply about the details while always keeping the big picture in mind.
Requirements:
A minimum of five years in the field of user experience design, including experience working with media/editorial products.
 
To apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter to:
with “IA/UX” in the subject line.
 
No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back. EOE.

To apply: To apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter to:
UXIA-Jobs@NYMag.com
with “IA/UX” in the subject line.

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