Seeking a UX/IA design Guru to work with the skunks...
We are looking for a digital media User Experience (UX) Guru with solid Information Architecture (IA) skills to join an elite team. We are going to be very busy making engaging tools and visualizations never before presented to our core user group. As a special team working autonomously within a publicly traded media environment, our mission is to turn the otherwise overlooked metadata generated at the core of our business into something beautiful and useful. Do you know what the blog,FiveThirtyEight, is like? That’s partially what we are drawing upon as an inspirational touchstone for this role, but with a twist – we want to make our unique proprietary data interesting and present it as attractive and interactive tool sets for our end users who are sophisticated, technology-oriented, career professionals. When these folks dip in and out of our core content, we want to give them a compelling reason stay longer by offering the interactive tools you will help this team create. The result is the transformation of an otherwise often impersonal service into a more useful, personalized site that is sticky, fresh and top-of-mind for the entire industry we serve.
We are looking for this UX/IA Guru to join the small and focused team we have named, "Skunkworks." The Skunkworks team is tasked with developing a comprehensive strategy to grow our user engagement through innovative tactics and then execute those ideas. We are looking for our UX/IA Guru to join our marketing and project management experts and be able to clearly articulate creative design pathways from experience we wish to offer to our users. The right candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, they will have an engaging design ethos, they will be able to make choices and iterate quickly.
This is not a start-up; this is a new position in a new department that reports directly to the CEO. We are a key part of an established, publicly-traded media company, with offices across the US and the globe. This opportunity is in Des Moines, Iowa – one of the best places in the US for industry and careers. We have the resources and the motivation to make a big impact, are you our UX Guru?
Must have a shareable, organized and accessible body of work, personal or professional, clearly demonstrating your interactive design ethos, your inspirations, your artistry and examples of your information architecture schemas come to life. We will look at this first, and then talk!
Required Tangibles & Intangibles (as evident in your work)
Developer experience appreciated, but not required for the role
Working Environment/Physical Activities:
Modern, technology-centric office environment, some travel may be required. Travel requires the ability to transport a laptop and peripherals and handheld device. If this description for a UX/IA Guru sounds like you, we want to hear from you now!