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Requisition Number 16-0683
Post Date 2/3/2017
Title UX/UI Lead
Organization Name Macmillan New Ventures
City Springfield
State MO
Description
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Skyfactor.
Requirements
Serving as a key member of a small innovation team, your role will extend far beyond your position as a UX/UI lead. You will be a core member of the research and design team and participate fully in the research, ideation, and innovation of the group's projects

We are looking for a senior designer with hybrid talents who can help drive the vision for a wide range of ideas and projects and give life to the vision through rapid design and prototyping. The work is challenging, creative, fast paced and intellectually stimulating. Cutting-edge design skills, strong systems-thinking, collaborative work ethic, and unwavering commitment to quality are essential.

Major Responsibilities:

· Understand - gain a deep understanding of user motivations, market opportunities and competition
· Envision - work with PM's and Dev's to create a vision for discovering and engaging with content
· Design - create storyboards, mockups, and interactive prototypes to guide development
· Collaborate - rapidly iterate on design based on user feedback, tech constraints, market dynamics
· Make - guide development to faithfully implement fantastic experiences

Required Skills / Knowledge:

· Excellent visual design skills and an outstanding portfolio of interactive projects
· Strong communication skills with the ability to listen, articulate positions, and advocate designs
· Front-end web development experience, including demonstrated expertise in hand coding HTML, CSS, Javascript and jQuery and a thorough understanding of basic web concepts (semantic HTML, accessibility, site performance)

Experience Needed:

· Experience working collaboratively with other designers, product managers and engineers
· Experience prototyping interactivity

Educational Background Required:

· Education in Design, HCI, Architecture, or relevant industry experience
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