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Sr. Interaction Designer - Tennis Channel

Company: Sinclair Broadcast Group
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Sinclair Digital is a division of Sinclair Broadcast Group with dual headquarters in Seattle, WA and Hunt Valley, MD. Sinclair Digital was formed in February of 2014 with the goal of making the nation's largest broadcaster a leader in digital media and content distribution on all platforms. In the past 7+ years, Sinclair Digital has amassed a 100+person team of innovative leaders, designers, developers and testers that are launching digital properties and new brands on web, mobile, and ott devices that reach more then 40 million people every month. This effort is powered by a proprietary media management and publishing platform that automates processes and production of content in unique and compelling ways.

THE ROLE

Sinclair Digital is looking for a qualified Sr Interaction Designer to join our design team! You will work collaboratively with other designers, product leaders, and engineers to help take our sports-related products to the next level. In your role you will lead design throughout the planning and development life-cycle, creating compelling, effective user experiences.

The role is both strategic and hands on. In the strategic arena you will partner with product management, setting vision and priorities for how to revolutionize user interaction with our sports products. In the hands on arena you will help drive customer research and designs that will deliver on core parts of that strategy, pushing the boundaries of our web, mobile, and connected TV applications. You will have the opportunity to be creative, try new approaches and learn quickly from regular releases to beta and live customers.

The position requires a laser-like customer focus, a data-driven approach, and the ability to thrive in a team-oriented, product-focused environment. The ideal candidate will be driven by the challenge of solving unique UI/UX problems in a compressed time-frame while balancing the needs of the business and the constraints of our various product platforms. The role will require someone comfortable with some ambiguity/ minimal direction and can thrive in rapidly-evolving environments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Create end-to-end unique (think casual sports gaming) user experiences for existing product offerings that add to the business value-and enrich the overall experience of our users.

Collaborate with product managers to create designs that meet the user and business requirements.

Effectively communicate conceptual ideas, design rationale and the specifics of user centered design process.

Quickly create and iterate on designs using conceptual diagrams, wireframes, and click-through prototypes. Deliver clear, detailed and pixel perfect final design specs.

Influence and evolve design standards and guidelines to improve the overall user experience quality across web, mobile, and connected tv products.

Apply usability heuristics and knowledge of current design best practices to evaluate new and existing features and offer viable suggestions for improvements.

Work with visual design experts to drive brand and consistent, modern aesthetics across the product.

Apply proven and innovative customer research techniques to gain insight for solution development.

Work with engineers to implement designs, making detailed design decisions and trade-offs needed to deliver the final product.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree in Design, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, Human Computer Interaction, or related fields, or equivalent combination of experience and education.

5+ years' experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, or similar role, participating in the complete product development lifecycle of several successfully launched web and/or software applications.

Proficiency in a variety of design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Marvel, etc.

Fluency in user-centered design best practices and trends across web, mobile, and connected tv platforms, as well as knowledge of usability principles and techniques.

Familiarity with the technical considerations and technologies needed when designing for web, mobile, and connected tv platforms.

Excellent communication, presentation and persuasion skills with cross-functional teams and stakeholders; experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs.

Strong bias for action; ability to juggle multiple priorities and deliver in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

A compelling online portfolio of sketches, wireframes, prototypes, hi-res comps, etc. that clearly expresses your ability to create successful user-centered design solutions.

BONUS POINTS If you have any design experience with sports gaming (think tournaments) as well as experience designing for connected tv (AppleTV, Roku, SmartTVs). - Also this role would benefit from someone that is a super fan of Tennis.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.

Keywords: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Seattle , Sr. Interaction Designer - Tennis Channel, Other , Seattle, Washington

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