UX Lead

| El Segundo

Machines that Move Us.

People who Inspire Us.

Stories that Drive Us. 

Check us out: http://bit.ly/MotorTrendG


We are MotorTrend. 

With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, the MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world. Launched with MotorTrend’s iconic magazine 70 years ago, the company now has a global reach that includes MotorTrend TV, the MotorTrend streaming service, MotorTrend.com, and Hot Rod magazine, with franchises that include MotorTrend Car of the Year, Roadkill, Wheeler Dealers, Best Driver’s Car and dozens more. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, social, and live events.


The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world.


Job Summary & Responsibilities: 

UX lead (full-time, salaried, regular)  

Essential duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

· Partnering with a cross-functional team of leaders (Product, Editorial, Design, Engineering, Marketing) in a highly collaborative environment to envision the future of digital products in the Automotive category. 

· Establishing the overall creative direction through visual aesthetic, user interaction, animation, storytelling, tone, etc. for Home digital products across multiple platforms. 

· Presenting and advocating for your ideas and solutions to senior leadership. 

· Mentoring and leading a team of Product Designers with a range of skill sets (UX, UI, visual, animation, illustration, etc.) to create world-class digital experiences.

· Promoting core design principles consistently across the brands (e.g. simplicity, usability, etc.) 

· Contributing to the planning, conducting, and synthesizing of user research and testing. 

Supervisory Responsibility: 

This position will include supervising one or more employees where applicable. Supervisory responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

· Provide consistent training, support, and mentorship to team. 

· Review and approve individual timecards (as needed) and time-off requests to ensure optimal staffing levels. 

· Effective, fair, and consistent performance management. 

· Fairly and consistently ensure compliance with company policies and procedures. 

Education/Experience: 

· 5+ years’ experience in a creative leadership role (all in digital). 

· Experience creating products for a range of digital platforms: web, mobile, connected tv, and emerging platforms. 

· Experience working in an agile environment with a cross-functional team. 

· Experience managing design resources. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 

· An exceptional portfolio of digital projects (shipped to market) that demonstrates your ability to elevate a brand through create comprehensive, joyful experiences. 

· Ability to work within an existing brand universe. 

· Experience with a range of sketch, wireframing and prototyping tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, Sketch, Proto.io, whiteboards, and, pen and paper). 

· Forward-thinking, imaginative, and willing to take risks with your work. 

· A systematic thinker who sees the big picture (yet is still attentive to details). 

· An energetic and natural leader, with a talent for relationship building. 

· A strong and confident communicator (verbal, written, and visual). 

· A proactive problem solver with excellent time management skills. 

· Always empathetic with and advocating for the customer. 

· Familiar with Product Discovery methods and collaborative frameworks. 

· An expert in all facets of visual design (typography, grid, hierarchy of information, color, etc.). 

· An expert in current visual design trends and best practices. 

· Knowledgeable of UX best practices. 

· Ready to roll up your sleeves and be hands-on. 

· Must have the legal right to work in the United States. 

Physical Requirements: 

· The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen. 

Equipment/Software Used: 

· Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 

Work Environment: 

· Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated. 

NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned. 

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Location

Conveniently located next to the 405, LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line stop, and the beach! Many walkable food/coffee/tea, grocery, and shopping options.

An Insider's view of MotorTrend Group

What are some social events your company does?

We work hard and celebrating our accomplishments is important! Events/activities range from wellness, catering, arcade games and giving back in our community. Example: massage day, fitness classes, catered company celebrations, Dodger night and Impact volunteering day.

Mark

Manager, Recruitment

What projects are you most excited about?

We have a lot of exciting projects currently being worked on. One such project is building a custom, modular framework that will power all of our editorial websites. We are also creating a better viewing experience to internationalize our video-on-demand service.

Jesus Buenrostro

Manager, Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

Every day our team wakes up ready to Embrace Entertain & Empower a motoring world. Embracing the Car-Nivore in all of us. Entertaining our 110 MM digital fans with addictive storytelling & experiences. Empowering MotorTrend families with over 70 yrs of street cred. MotorTrend is building a billion-dollar car company without building a single car.

Alex Wellen

President

What's something quirky about your company?

As an automotive enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders and HotRods. MotorTrend is on the cutting edge of technology implementation and we are diving the way consumers now consume content via their mobile device and television apps.

Thomas Rosquin

SEO Manager

What are MotorTrend Group Perks + Benefits

MotorTrend Group Benefits Overview

We offer comprehensive health benefits for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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