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Design Director

Babble.com is seeking a Senior Manager of Design. This critical role involves managing the design team (presently 4 designers and a photo editor), delivering on the high aesthetic standards of the Babble brand, and being a driver and catalyst for implementing best practices in design and usability. The ideal candidate is a passionate student of the web and is a strong advocate for user-oriented design.

This position involves working closely with the Creative Director as well as the technology, editorial, and sales teams to coordinate multiple projects and roadmap a host of products and priorities. We need a Creative who is not only a highly competent manager, but can also demonstrate via past projects that they share Babble’s aesthetic.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage Design team
  • Engage with Babble’s senior leaders
  • Make top-level aesthetic decisions
  • Respond to inter-departmental requests efficiently
  • Generate comprehensive plans for project completion
  • Be an advocate for innovation, elegance and usability

SPECIFIC SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of best online practices
  • Interest in innovative technology and techniques
  • Ability to deliver on a tight schedule
  • Ability to integrate the priorities of our partners with our core aesthetic
  • Understanding of or affinity with Babble’s audience and message

QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION:

  • 7+ years of experience in online product development
  • Experience managing design process and mentoring designers
  • Experience creating exceptional online products or interactive websites from wireframes to delivery
  • Experience with user-testing and in implementing best UX/UI practices

STRONGLY PREFFERED:

  • Experience with daily content-driven websites (online magazines, blog networks, etc)
  • Experience with mobile technology
  • Experience integrating content with social media
  • Experience with video editing and delivery

Salary: competitive

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@babble.com.