JOB :: IA :: NYC :: UX-focused recruiter (JWG) :: Fulltime

16 May 2008 - 2:26am
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Joanne Weaver

Hey party people. Got a new gig in for ya..nice opportunity for a mid/senior
IA (5 years experience) to be a big fish in a growing pond and serve as the
Founding Mother/Father of this co's official UX practice as called by name;
the Product folks already do quite a bit of high-level UX work, fyi.

Email me at joanne at if you're interested or can refer
someone great.

At a client-side search/subscription service company in Tribeca. Established
company, ~300 employees, very dotcom kind of feel. Folks with
entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged to apply.

This INFORMATION ARCHITECT would be the sole UX representative, working very
closely with UX-savvy Product Managers, across different lines of business.


As the Information Architect, you will be responsible for driving
innovative functional design and development to our sites. You must be
a leader in architecting effective and usable consumer experiences and
be able to champion best practices across the organization. You have
worked on a wide array of products including marketing oriented B2C,
social networking and B2B sites. You have done it all and know how to
keep it simple, but provide extensive functionality. You are an
exceptional problem solver, always identifying new opportunities to
improve the user experience and know how to communicate them to
company leadership. The ideal candidate will have a strong background
in the development of web-based products and services as well as
exceptional wire framing skills. The Information Architect must posses
a blend of business and technical savvy and be comfortable working
directly with marketing, creative, and technical engineering teams.


. Develop thorough, realistic functional plans that support
organizational objectives
. Work with business owners to understand goals and help define
strategy, content, and features for design of the site
. Analyze audiences, their information and functional needs and
present findings in clear understandable ways
. Define site architecture and navigation that serves as blueprint of
the site upon which all other aspects are built
. Create wireframes, site maps, schematics, process maps, feature
lists, mockups, visual specification, working prototypes and other
artifacts to describe the intended user experience
. Work hand-in-hand in a cross-functional capacity with teams to
develop a consensus on product requirements taking into consideration
business, legal, customer care, consumer and technical issues
. Manage the internal approvals process for functional enhancements
. Communicate new product developments throughout the organization
. Manage ongoing changes to product implementation in response to
analysis and market changes
. Provide analysis on product effectiveness


. 5+ years as an interaction architect professional
. BA from a top tier school
. Strong knowledge of site design; mastery in principles of Web design
. Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology
. Must be a Visio guru
. Experience designing search result user interfaces
. Working knowledge of User Centered Design Principles and Practices
. Thorough understanding of data and full project lifecycle
. Management skills and demonstrated success launching and maintaining
web-based, consumer-focused products
. Thrives in a deadline-driven, fast-paced team environment
. Excellent business and technical skills, quantitative & analytical
skills and presentation skills

know someone great for it?
email: joanne at

Referral bonus offered; please pass it along.


Joanne Weaver


The Joanne Weaver Group

UX + Creative Talent Acquisition

+1 917 623 9369

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