Creating new job title - help!

23 Nov 2005 - 10:42am
8 years ago
4 replies
1995 reads
Ockler, Sarah
2004

Hi all - I have recently been promoted and tasked with picking a new
title. Sounds fun, but I'm struggling! I'm seeking input from the
list. My internal title (I need to pick the external 'business card'
title) is Product Marketing Manager, my 'products' being all of our
external facing Web portals and interactive tools, CDs etc. Formerly I
was known as "Sr. Marketing Associate: Web Content Producer" which no
longer fits what I do. Roughly, my responsibilities now are:

* Direct user experience design for all interactive products. I
don't create designs myself and don't want my title to convey that. I
manage an external design team including an IA, graphic designer, PM,
creative director. Once we have the design templates and style guides
from the design team, I create rough mock-ups (developers then create
the HTML versions) and make the decisions for the information design
(not graphic design) and flow for all new features, pages etc. I oversee
all the design work to make sure it fits internal technical
requirements, limitations and marketing/branding strategy. I make sure
the internal developers follow design styles and Web standards as
appropriate.
* For all business areas, work with executive leads to assess
their business needs. Then I translate them into functional requirements
and work with the IS staff to develop use cases and technical
requirements.
* Supervise internal (one-off, smaller tests with our employees
for quick feature tests) and external (bringing in a mobile usability
lab) usability testing and analysis for all Web projects.
* Write all content and manage all incoming requests for content.

* Create organization-wide buy-in for Web standards and user
experience design, planning and financing. On other words, help our
business areas understand UXD and why it's important.
* Participate in all acceptance testing.

So, my new title should be Product Marketing Manager: _______________ or
I can kill the Product Marketing Manager and use something else. We
don't have directors here so I need to stick with terms like manager or
producer or something similar.

Any thoughts are welcomed!

Thanks -

Sarah

Comments

23 Nov 2005 - 10:50am
Ben Hunt
2004

Sarah, I've done a similar role in the past, under the titles "Producer" or
"Production Director".

- Ben

23 Nov 2005 - 11:12am
Ockler, Sarah
2004

Ooh, it's a toss up between Appropriateness Chief and Product Ho!

-----Original Message-----
From: Baldo [mailto:baldus at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 9:11 AM
To: Ockler, Sarah
Cc: IxD Discussion
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Creating new job title - help!

> Any thoughts are welcomed!

try this random generator:

http://www.girlwonder.com/jobs.html

:)))

23 Nov 2005 - 11:11am
Baldo
2005

> Any thoughts are welcomed!

try this random generator:

http://www.girlwonder.com/jobs.html

:)))

23 Nov 2005 - 12:05pm
Gomez, Marla A
2005

It seems that User Experience Manager could fit?

Marla Gómez
Ethnographer/Human Factors Engineer
Phone: 503.712.6851
Email/IM: marla.a.gomez at intel.com

***The information contained in this message, and any attachments
thereto, is for information purposes only and contains the personal views
and opinions of the author, which are not necessarily the views and opinions
of the company.***

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of Ockler, Sarah
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:12 AM
To: Baldo
Cc: IxD Discussion
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Creating new job title - help!

[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]

Ooh, it's a toss up between Appropriateness Chief and Product Ho!

-----Original Message-----
From: Baldo [mailto:baldus at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 9:11 AM
To: Ockler, Sarah
Cc: IxD Discussion
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Creating new job title - help!

> Any thoughts are welcomed!

try this random generator:

http://www.girlwonder.com/jobs.html

:)))
________________________________________________________________
Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
(Un)Subscription Options ... http://subscription-options.ixda.org/
Announcements List ......... http://subscribe-announce.ixda.org/
Questions .................. lists at ixda.org
Home ....................... http://ixda.org/
Resource Library ........... http://resources.ixda.org

Syndicate content Get the feed