Senior Product Designer, Creation and Publishing Tools

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Medium’s mission is to help people deepen their understanding of the world and discover ideas that matter. We are building a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers. We are creating the best place for reading and writing on the internet—a place where today’s smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas.

Our mission hinges on design: designing a product that helps readers discover the stories that matter to them; designing an ecosystem that supports and rewards quality writing; designing an experience that respects intelligence and is worth paying for. We are building this future, one product release at a time, and looking to designers to help lead the way.

We are looking for a Senior Product Designer to lead the redesign of the core feature set — the Medium editor. You will have the opportunity to reimagine how writers create and publish on Medium. This is a high-impact role with the opportunity to shape how millions of people discover and share ideas every day.

What you'll do:

  • Lead the design vision for creation, editing, and publishing tools on Medium, setting a new standard of elegance and virtuosity for how people share ideas online.
  • Partner closely with engineering, product, and editorial teams to find elegant but practical solutions to design challenges. Together, you’ll solve problems and come up with solutions that delight our users.
  • Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes; knowing when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fi sketches and prototypes.
  • Use competitive research, user research, and a keen product design sensibility to develop solutions that are innovative, intuitive, and compelling for Medium creators.

Who you are:

  • You have designed creation and editing tools before, and have a deep understanding of the space.
  • You can make complex workflows feel deceptively simple.
  • You love big sweeping ideas but also enjoy the details. From product ideation and system thinking to kerning and grids, you demonstrate a capacity and enthusiasm for the spectrum of design.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and have shown an ability to bring clarity and structure to a complex system or user experience challenge.
  • You have strong visual awareness and sensibilities.
  • You’re a great communicator who can design frameworks to help us find opportunities, brainstorm and illustrate concepts, and effectively tell the stories of your ideas.
  • You thrive when you’re working with a small team in an ever-changing environment. You are confident, willing to learn, and want to collaborate with others to design world-class experiences.

At Medium, we foster an inclusive, supportive, fun yet challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world of digital media. Medium is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested? We'd love to hear from you.

Please note that communication regarding your application, interviews, and job offers will only come from e-mail addresses ending in "@medium.com". Anything else is not a legitimate outreach.

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Technology we use

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    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

760 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

What are Medium Perks + Benefits

Medium Benefits Overview

Medium covers 100% of its employee's health premiums, and 70% of the premiums for their dependents, provides an FSA, a 401k contribution program, and a voluntary life insurance policy. We also offer pre-tax commuter benefits, unlimited PTO, and primary and secondary parental leave.

Medium also offers a range of exciting and practical perks to ensure Medians are well taken care of. These include a mental health benefit in partnership with Spring Health, unlimited professional coaching via Bravely, a yearly $1k education benefit, and a monthly fitness and wellness reimbursement.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Medium partners with Code2040 exclusively for our summer engineering internship program.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Continuing Education stipend
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