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Director, Product Design, Video Experience & Platforms

Time Warner

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted April 6, 2021.

nnThe Director, Product Design CNN Digital Video Experience & Platforms (VXP), is an experienced product design leader who collaborates with designers, product managers, developers, researchers, content strategists, and data scientists to build and grow CNN Digital VXP product experiences that help inform & engage our users, and impact CNN’s bottom line.

You will drive VXP product design vision, advocate for our users with a strong sense of user empathy, awareness at scale, and establish a high performing team structure.

You are strategic and creative, with the ability to execute and influence.

You think 10FT UI, OTT, Streaming, Video Playback experiences as your first natural language.

You possess the ability to lead compelling user experience that is seamless and intuitive.

You have a commitment to challenge the status quo and assist in building approaches that consistently set the team on a path to realize world-class product experiences.

You are comfortable with digital transformation.

You live in the direct-to-consumer space.nn nnThe Dailynn nnEmpower and manage designers, foster a cohesive, committed, passionate, productive, and positive environment within a growing team.Lead CNNs product design functions, collaborating with partners on your cross-functional team to understand the needs of our teams and establishing a structure and end-to-end workflows designed to best serve those needs.Manage and coach your team in expanding mastery of our business goals and proactively drive strategic solutions and results.Be highly communicative and responsive both within your team and across the company while managing a large volume of active projects.Steer the holistic view of your product suite across integration (customer and technical) points to provide a superior seamless product experience from daily improvements to longer-term strategies.Create end-to-end customer journeys that inform new product features and provoke new businesses.Employ user research, and analytics data to develop a deep understanding of how users engage, what matters to them and identify pain points.Contribute to the product design priorities to inform strategic roadmap, translating business needs into creative and user experience opportunities.nn nnThe Essentialsnn nn10+ years related work experience leading digital experience at consumer-focused technology company is required.5+ years of management experience.Exceptional track record to empower and manage team of designers, to help them grow and succeed.Experience leading and building world class product experiences, streamline workflows with continuous iteration and improvement.Excellent communication, facilitation, interpersonal skills, to clearly communicate and lead a diverse, multi-disciplinary teams.Mastery and able to guide on user experience design, including usability principles, user research methodology, testing techniques (A/B, Multi-Variant), design theory, and interaction design.Bachelors degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience.Willingness to roll up your sleeve and get things done.Take smart risks and champion new ideas.nn