Experience Director (Long Dash)
Washington, DC  / Denver, CO  / San Francisco, CA  / New York, NY  / Chicago, IL ...View All
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Job Description

Long Dash is a creative consultancy that approaches everything with a journalistic mindset. Originally born from The Atlantic, we anchor brands to their core narrative and develop the powerful stories, experiences, products, and teams that express it. We believe the power of narrative underpins the entire brand experience and its ability to build lasting relationships that transcend any single product, service, or transaction.

We are now seeking an Experience Director to join our team of questioners, thinkers, designers, editorial experts, management consultants, and engineers to help deliver best-in-class, innovative, and impactful digital experiences for our exceptional clients.

Experience Directors both create and empower. They play essential roles in the strategy, conception and design of extraordinary experiences, products, and services. They are insatiable, intentional, inspired and oftentimes, flat-out magical. They are always willing to push an idea, a design, or a concept to the outermost edge, while simultaneously simplifying the complex.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Understand and distill our partner's unique business requirements and technical objectives into elegant digital product experiences; work closely with product strategist, product managers and developers by actively participating in all stages of the agile design/development process to gather and develop product requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and present findings and articulate design rationale

  • Plan and conduct user research; translate quant and qual data into sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, mockups, comps, and prototypes

  • Advanced knowledge of user-centered design principles, visual design, user behavior, interactions, and brand

  • Conceptualize solutions and partner with designers and engineers to create clear, usable interfaces

  • Collaborate with product managers, editors, and strategists to transform product concepts and visions into design prototypes & specifications

  • Ability and innate desire to solve all types of design problems and the strategy skills to deliver inspired solutions

  • Conceive, nurture, direct and create conceptually compelling and highly functional product design across all digital forms

  • Apply critical thought to every design ask; listen to and respond to briefs, question where/if there are gaps

  • Accountable for the project design deliverables and quality control

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in design, HCI, or equivalent practical experience

  • 7+ years of professional experience designing websites and web applications.

  • Mastery of best practices in visual design, content strategy, and modular design systems and development

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience presenting to clients and internal stakeholders

  • Expertise in Axure, Adobe XD + Creative Suite, Figma, Sketch, Invision, Principle and/or other visual design, prototyping, and wireframing tools

  • Proficient in project management tools including JIRA, Smart Sheets, and Google Suite

  • Comfortable editing HTML and CSS (familiarity with Javascript is a plus)

  • Agency, media, or consultancy experience is a plus.

  • Journalism background is a plus.

Competencies:

  • Intriguing body of work that demonstrates exceptional design within a variety of products, digital experiences, and/or services

  • Energized by all design challenges while continually challenging the status quo and keeping user needs front and center

  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial but quickly growing, fast-paced environment, with an agile design and development process.

  • Lead by example - possess high expectations not only for yourself, but also for the team

  • Proven ability to motivate teams, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

  • Active listener, curious, and passionate about problem solving

  • Demonstrate pride in your work and of the brands you partner with

  • Proven successful collaboration with multi-functional teams across different locations

  • Be a leader and partner that encourages and cultivates innovation

  • An ability to see what's not just on the horizon but what's well beyond even in the face of ambiguity

  • Composed with strong presentation and communication skills

The Atlantic Monthly Group LLC and its affiliates ("The Atlantic") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.


Atlantic Media, Inc. and its affiliates ("Atlantic Media") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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