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ViacomCBS Product Designer in United States

REF#: 36630

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE:

JOB LOCATION: USA

ABOUT US:

CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ, as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, ZDNet, TVGuide.com, GameSpot, Last.fm, Metacritic and Chowhound.

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DESCRIPTION:

Brand Overview:

CBSSports.com provides premium online and mobile content to the connected sports fan, including live and on-demand video, in-depth analysis, breaking news, scores and statistics across high school, college, and pro sports. CBSSports.com is part of CBS Interactive's portfolio of multiplatform brands, which includes premier Fantasy offerings, high school sports leader MaxPreps, 247Sports, Scout and CBS Interactive Advanced Media producing more than 130 official collegiate athletic sites.

Role Details:

CBS Sports is looking for a talented Product Designer to work across our iOS and Android apps. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the largest US sports media properties at a formative period of innovation within the company. We are looking for someone who wants to help innovate our products and shape design for millions of sports fans who use the CBS Sports mobile app every month. As a Product Designer, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development from discovery to execution.

You will report to design lead for the Mobile App with your team being distributed across Kansas City, Florida and New York. You must be a self-motivator, full of enthusiasm, a desire to learn, and have a fine eye for detail.

Is this you?

You are passionate about making delightful and innovative work. The user is at the forefront of your design process, yet you have the tact to gracefully balance user needs and business objectives. Furthermore, you are endlessly motivated by seeing your work make it into the user’s hands and follow your designs every step of the way.

The Team:

CBS Sports has a nimble creative design team distributed across NYC, Kansas City, Cameron Park, Nashville, and Fort Lauderdale. We span multiple brands under the CBS Sports umbrella including Max Preps, 24/7 Sports, Sportsline, Sports HQ & Fantasy. We believe in strong design systems and continually iterate our collective design DNA. User research is at the center of everything we push and work tirelessly to continually improve our understanding of our users.

Sport is entertaining, passionate, fun and exciting. We try to emulate the same experience in our office culture. We believe designers have a core seat at the table and carve out time each week for innovation/self-led design projects.

Couple of exciting things we’re working on:

  • Roku, FireTV and connected TV Apps for our new digital streaming experience.

  • CBS Sports iOS and Android Apps.

  • Data-rich sports game tracker and scoreboard experiences.

  • Personalized sports video tools.

  • Design partnerships with Apple, Google, Roku and Amazon on large scale projects. Shh!

  • Fantasy games at scale!

The team doesn’t stop there! We are part of the larger CBS Interactive family that extends across CBS News, Entertainment, CNET and Gamespot teams, plus many more exciting brands. We meet regularly, exchange ideas, discuss industry-wide challenges and take part in company-wide hack-days/design-days. This extended family allows for endless growth opportunities both within the company and the wider design community. We want all CBS designers to be industry leaders and will support speaking opportunities, workshops and company organized meetups.

Our Culture:

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. Whether that’s team social events within the sports group (company sporting events, after work meetups) or the wider CBS family with monthly company events (the last one was a pride celebration), free bagels in the office on Friday, popcorn Wednesdays, movie screenings (psst: advanced screening for Avengers: Endgame!) and cold coffee on tap all summer long! Furthermore, we offer fantastic benefits from weeklong winter breaks, to paid-time off, summer Fridays, tuition assistance, wellness programs, and even perks for your lovely pets.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Collaborate and iterate with product and engineering to find elegant but practical solutions to design challenges and user needs.

  • Rapidly produce multiple solutions, from sketches, wireframes, and user flows to high-fidelity mockups and prototypes, depending on the level of detail needed to present and communicate proposed solutions and interaction flows that will resonate with our target audience.

  • Validate your design explorations with data be it qualitative, quantitative or both.

  • Maintain and evolve a scalable design system.

  • Present your work to various stakeholders, explaining your creative process and how your final design aligns with the product goals.

  • Provide specs, interactive prototypes, and design requirements to developers.

Key Projects:

  • Product design for the CBS Sports mobile apps for iOS and Android.

  • Improve data and live scoring experience built around core sports fan personas.

  • Drive design opportunities around key editorial storytelling experiences and tentpole events

  • Enhance the video viewing experience and integration throughout the app

  • Maintain and develop our visual language/design system across the app.

QUALIFICATIONS:

What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • 2+ years of Product Design experience working on consumer-facing iOS and Android apps.

  • A portfolio of case studies that demonstrate a thoughtful, user-centered approach to product design.

  • Fluency in industry standard tools such as Figma or Sketch.

  • You know the differences between the iOS and Android platforms, knowing when to use native patterns and when to create custom solutions to UI challenges.

  • Strong beliefs, loosely held; with a willingness to defend your design decisions yet also have your opinion changed.

  • The ability to give and receive candid and constructive feedback

  • Strong visual design sense, clean command over interaction design, typography and usability.

  • You have the ability to communicate design decisions clearly and effectively across all functions and levels.

  • Experience collaborating, iterating, and testing with Product and Engineering to discover the solutions that exceed user expectations.

You might also have -

  • Experience designing interfaces presenting large amounts of data.

  • Experience in animating user interfaces either with design tools or code.

  • Experience programming in Swift, Java, or Kotlin.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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