Product Designer

| San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Us

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has more than 575 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content.

About the Role

We are seeking a highly motivated, Product Designer to join our growing team. You will collaborate with our design, product manager, and engineering teams to craft smart, creative experiences for both web and mobile. You will report to the Director of Design.


  • Partner with product team to create compelling ideas and develop those ideas into clear design solutions across multiple platforms
  • Collaborate with the product team to create wireframes, visuals, and prototypes that contribute to new and ongoing features
  • Work through product problems from definition and opportunity to shipping features to our subscribers
  • Work alongside the extended Product Design team to build and maintain our design system
  • Own end-to-end design process of features and iterations
  • Design and prototype multiple ideas quickly to validate product direction
  • Partner with engineers as they build and ship features


  • 3+ years experience designing for web and mobile applications
  • Experience supporting the design process by creating user flows, wireframes, UI designs, prototypes, and establishing/maintaining design systems
  • Experience seeing work through with engineers and vendors with a high standard of quality
  • Ability to manage your time across several workstreams
  • Excellent Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and prototyping skills
  • Experience building and maintaining design systems
  • After Effects (or any other motion design software) experience is a plus

The Company is backed by Founders Fund, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Advancit Capital, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. The Athletic is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Athletic was awarded a 2020 Great Place to Work.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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