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Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global market leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. We are on a mission to redefine how organizations connect with their audiences - and that’s just the beginning! Organizations, big and small, depend on us to accurately publicize market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and investor relations websites, and generate social engagements that continuously develop interactions with their target audience.

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Director, User Experience - San Francisco, CA

 Director, User Experience

BW Office: San Francisco, CA

Who We Are

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global market leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. We are on a mission to redefine how organizations connect with their audiences - and that’s just the beginning!

Organizations, big and small, depend on us to accurately publicize market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and investor relations websites, and generate social engagements that continuously develop interactions with their target audience.

About the Role

As the Director, User Experience for Business Wire, you will define and execute on strategies that translate user needs and business goals into intuitive experiences for customers and users. You'll orchestrate designs at scale across teams, partnering with cross-functional teams to deliver superior experiences across multiple channels.

You'll lay the foundation for, build and lead a high-performing, highly satisfied cross-functional UX and design team. Reporting to the VP of Product & UX, you'll work collaboratively and cross-functionally with product managers, engineers, program managers and marketers to deliver delightful interactive experiences through our products and internal applications.  

The successful candidate will lead and continue to build a team of UX and product designers that have a passion for designing intuitive applications using iterative and quick prototyping techniques that can be evaluated with end users.

As a key leader, you'll define the overall UX design and direction for all digital products, integrating user research and visual design throughout the process. Above all, you thrive on being a change agent, and building a best-in-class user experience and company culture.

What You'll Do

  • Shape a compelling long-term UX & design strategy and vision for our company brand and multiple products. Enable your team of product/UX designers to translate that vision into delightful designs.

  • Create, establish, and promote UX processes to integrate the UX team with other critical functions at Business Wire.

  • Make our users awesome! Collaborate with product teams to understand market needs and establish guidelines and techniques. Create a unified end-to-end customer experience that is simple and intuitive.

  • Make our team awesome! Collaborate with user research, engineering and other cross-functional teams to develop creative systems, style guides, and processes necessary to execute our brand strategy and deliver consistent brand experiences.

  • Help your team articulate design decisions with research data, design principles and other objective information. Encourage user-centered design and agile experimentation.

  • Coach and mentor your team and provide career guidance and development. Set clear goals and priorities, manage project loads, and allocate designers accordingly, to ensure deadlines are met and team members are set up for success.

  • Recommend new research activities to deepen the understanding of mental models for specific user groups in order to make strategic, informed design recommendations.

What You'll Need

  • 10+ years of experience in User Experience Design or User Interface Design Management.

  • 3+ years of experience establishing, leading, and inspiring highly talented and productive user experience and design teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive designs that achieve business results.

  • Passion and experience working with engineering, product and marketing teams.

  • Extensive experience in interface design, research, and new product development utilizing Lean UX methods.

  • Knowledge of current UX Design strategies and trends across web and mobile platforms.

  • Establishment and measurement of customer facing metrics such as competitive analysis, product satisfaction, usability efficiency and ease of use.            

  • Strong leadership, team building, mentoring & coaching to a team of cross-functional UX professionals. A positive force that leads by example in embracing the ongoing changes in scaling the business via digital channels.

  • Strong design aesthetic, attention to detail, and familiarity with using data and customer insights to influence design decisions.

  • Must have a strong portfolio featuring examples of visual, interaction or graphic design work.

  • A degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Expertise in Sketch, Invision, and Adobe Creative Suite.

To apply send resume to:  recruiting@businesswire.com

Business Wire is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Business Wire will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.