The Walt Disney Company Design Technologist (Project Hire) in New York, New York

ABC News Digital seeks a Design Technologist to work across the full suite of ABC News digital products (web, native apps, OTT), including newly-launched product and content partnerships with leading social and video brands. As Design Technologist, you will join a team with the mandate to design and develop new products and features, build functional prototypes, and participate in the front-end development process.

The ABC News Digital product development team is responsible for building the next generation of news experiences for all digital platforms. As a member of this team, you will work with engineers, designers, business development, sales, marketing, editorial and external partners to design news and non-fiction products. You will monitor trends and news in the digital space, work with product managers to gather feedback from users, and strive to improve the user experience of ABC News’ digital offerings.

This is a project position and is anticipated to last one year.

Responsibilities :

  • Enforce consistent and excellent UI/UX Design best-practices across multiple digital platforms

  • Create end-to-end design experiences, interaction models, and UI conventions that define the ABC News product/design experience

  • Manage scoping/level of effort calculations regarding product design assignments

  • Work with product managers, developers, and engineers to implement designs into technology

  • Be an expert in digital content development trends

  • Work closely with a team of Product Managers to ensure successful delivery of projects/products that align with business objectives, product goals and users’ needs.

Basic Qualifications :

  • 3+ years of product, UI, and/or UX design experience with web and/or native app interfaces

  • Impeccable design sense and a keen eye for detail as it relates to creating digital products

  • Fluency in HTML/CSS + at least one leading JS framework

  • Fluency with the Sketch or Figma

  • Personality suited to handle significant responsibility and deadlines under pressure

  • Passion for the Media industry

  • Accustomed to driving results in collaborative, cross-functional environments with little instruction oversight

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Previous experience in a media and editorial-driven environment

  • Previous start-up experience and/or work in a social media product space

  • Previous experience working with an A/B testing program

Required Education :

  • Education: BS/BA or equivalent

Job ID: 572368BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Media Networks