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  NBC News Digital: Creative Director, msnbc.com

(New York, NY)

NBC News Digital seeks a Creative Director to help launch the new msnbc.com . This isn’t the old msnbc.com (now nbcnews.com ). It’s a rare opportunity to shape a home for progressive political coverage and the passionate community surrounding the personalities and programs of msnbc on cable. You will collaborate with internal stakeholders and an outside agency to launch a visionary msnbc.com by spring 2013 while hiring a team to drive the site’s design and front-end development moving forward.

This is a hands-on job. You will lead by example, personally designing and delivering functioning prototypes on select projects. Day-to-day, you’ll work with msnbc.com ’s executive editor and staff. You’ll also join the broader NBC News Digital UX team with dozens of designers and front-end developers who thrive on creating effective news experiences. They will challenge you—and help you.

Qualifications:

You believe:

  • Content is more important than technology
  • Working at the intersection of news and technology is exciting because it’s always changing
  • Multi-disciplined teams and people lead the way
  • Managing is about setting high standards for quality and then empowering others with context, ownership and enthusiasm

You have:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience managing UX teams for large-scale, commercial web sites, preferably media or content-driven businesses
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience crafting effective visual and interaction design, as well as information architecture
  • A minimum of 8 years of standards-based HTML, CSS and JavaScript with the ability to create functional prototypes that are fully responsive across devices
  • An interactive portfolio showcasing your work
  • Experience with usability and A/B testing
  • Experience measuring project success with analytics data from Google Analytics, Omniture or the equivalent
  • Experience managing outside agencies from concept to completion
  • A 10+ hour per month commitment to learning new web technologies

Desired:

  • You’re passionate about
  • Smart web-based mobile experiences
  • Lean/agile development practices o Mentoring
  • CSS-based style guides

You have experience with:

  • Designing native apps on iOS and/or Android
  • Designing social products leveraging APIs from the likes of Twitter and/or Facebook
  • Content management systems like WordPress and/or Drupal
  • Frameworks like jQuery, Backbone and Bootstrap



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