[JOB] Interaction Designer - New York, NY or Knoxville, TN - Scripps Networks (HGTV and Food Network) - Full-Time

26 Mar 2008 - 9:07am
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Brooks Herring

Company Overview:

Since launching HGTV in 1994, Scripps Networks has been the leader in
lifestyle media. Our category-leading brands provide the most relevant
ideas, inspiration and entertainment for those passionate about home, food
and hobbies and deliver that content across multiple media platforms ‹
television, the Internet, satellite radio, books, magazines, in-store and
the latest mobile and emerging media.

We hire talented people and give them the tools, training and freedom to
flourish. Fresh talent fuels our growth. We average 120-125 new positions
each year, added to our 1,300-plus employees working in our Knoxville
headquarters and in offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta,
Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, and San Francisco.

We are a diverse work place with forward-thinking people who thrive in a
highly creative, fast-paced and supportive culture. We offer highly
competitive wages and benefit packages, and the opportunities for promotion
and professional growth. It's no wonder that our employee turnover rate is
well below the industry average and that we have been recognized as a great
place to work.

Job Summary:

The Interaction Designer will iteratively specify, design, and prototype UI
for Scripps Networks Interactive websites, products, and services. The ideal
candidate will be an experienced Interaction Designer with exceptional
communication skills. This position reports to the VP of Product Design and
works closely with other Interaction Designers, Visual Designers, Site
Teams, Product Management and Development. He/she will materialize a product
vision that melds business owner/PM objectives, design principles and
continuous user research into a compelling user experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Understand end-user requirements in concert with User Researchers,
Product Managers and business owners
* Design as a stakeholder in an agile development process that values
close collaboration between disciplines
* Focus information layout and user interface design
* Develop, present and document detailed interaction and functional
* Support processes for gathering customer feedback & iterating
* Test theories that lead to alternative, leading edge design solutions
* Evangelize UX principles to all the stakeholders
* Work as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team that includes
documentation and training development; all dedicated to user experience and
* Accountable for communicating and meeting interaction design
milestones in overall project plans
* Work with internal and external production teams, freelance design
teams, agencies and research
* Research current and future trends in interaction design applied to
both web and physical world

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Solid track record creating interaction designs for sophisticated web
applications and service sites
* Deep understanding of and commitment to user-centered design
principles & methods
* Extensive knowledge of user interface and information principles, a
basic knowledge of human cognitive development or response (such as
psychology, education, library or information science), and good
understanding of new media technology
* Knowledge of the web, its design limitations and technical
* Knowledge of setup and configuration of web applications
* Knowledge of online coding languages, limitations and expectations
including but not limited to XML, XHTML, and JavaScript
* Knowledge and understanding of current trends in web design and
related aesthetic fields (fashion, publishing, broadcast, fine arts, etc)
* Exceptional portfolio of work that demonstrates elegant workflow
* Excellent analytical, oral, written, and visual communication skills
* Ability to collaborate actively & effectively on multidisciplinary
* Knowledge of online content management systems a plus.
* Ability to quickly familiarize with goals and integrate style into
project identity
* Ability to self-manage projects and work within time deadlines
* Ability to generate and present creative ideas
* Mac and/or PC Computer skills
* Attention to detail
* Color vision including color discrimination

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

* Standard office environment. Sedentary work

Educational and Experience Requirements

* Bachelors degree in interaction design, graphic design or related
* Typically, incumbent has three or more years experience in Interaction
/ User Interface Design for software or applications.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to
indicate the general nature and the level of work performed by employees
within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted
as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and
qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Scripps Networks
reserves the right to amend this description at any time without notice.
This description in no way implies an employment contract.

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