UX/UI Lead Designer at MIT Technology Review
The mission, should you decide to accept it...
MIT Technology Review is a world-renowned name in technology news. We cover tech at the cutting edge, where it’s just emerging into the world. Our recently revamped mission: to make technology more of a force for good, through journalism that leads to better decision-making by those who build, use, and regulate technology. We reach 6 million people a month through our website, social feeds, email newsletters, print magazine, conferences, and content licensed to our partners in a slew of countries and languages. We benefit from our close ties to one of the world’s top research institutions while enjoying strict editorial independence.
In short, we aim to be the world’s most influential, authoritative, and trusted tech publication.
We are seeking a UX/UI Design Lead with 5-7 years of role-specific experience to join our product development team, a group of talented, multi-disciplinary designers and developers who are clever, reliable, honest, passionate about the product, and share a healthy appreciation for jokes, memes, and the plot twists of Westworld.
The product development team isn’t a tech services back-office that takes in orders and spits out code; it’s a strategic partner that works with all of Technology Review’s teams—editorial, design, marketing, sales, events, licensing, and custom content—to conceptualize and create beautiful digital experiences that will delight our users, extend our reach and magnify our impact.
The ideal candidate
You’ll need to have a balance of visual design, interaction design, a solid understanding of design systems—and people skills. You’ll be doing user research and testing, using analytics to shape design recommendations, guiding or mentoring fellow designers, anticipating user needs, and suggesting ways for the business to address them. You’ll want to own the look, feel and function of a project from conception to completion, with the goal of creating something that will not only inspire but stand up and improve over time.
You’ll also need to be comfortable presenting to other stakeholders, hammering out ideas with them, helping them find better ways to do things, and occasionally—but ever so kindly and diplomatically, of course—helping them see why they’re flat wrong.