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Director of Design

Global Media Company

This globally recognised company are looking for a new Director of Design to join their team.

The client

This client is an international media company, home to some of the most iconic brands. Their award winning content reaches more than 350 million people in digital and social platforms.

They’re currently investing in a huge digital transformation piece with a big focus on rebuilding the design team from the ground up with culture being a huge criteria for them. They’re currently an engineering led organisation, however product leaders are pushing to get design at the core of the strategic table, making it a great time to join.

The role

As the Director of Design, you’ll come in and own the UX and UI strategy and design vision for all digital products, platforms and services across all of their brands. You’ll deliver and advocate for this UX and UI to be cutting-edge and meet business/user goals, underpinned by data, user research and industry best practices.

Alongside this, you’ll build and integrated, global design team, coaching and developing a high performing and talented organisation, providing growth and career progression across all teams. Working in partnerships with senior teams and leaders across the Product Engineering, Editorial, Commercial and Marketing functions, being the voice of Global Product Design.

The candidate

  • Proven Product Design leader with extensive relevant experience leading, transforming and managing global digital product design teams – preferably within the media industry.
  • Experience working in cross-functional Agile teams and constantly looking for ways to improve how the team works.
  • Data-driven mindset.
  • Establish approach to framing and solving problems.
  • Experience leading teams to deliver large web and mobile products (globally).

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes parents, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day for work.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to be part of life at Zebra People. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.